Michelle Brower

Michelle Brower

Agent | Aevitas Creative Management

Michelle Brower began her career in publishing in 2004 while studying for her master’s degree in English literature at New York University. After graduating, she became an agent at Wendy Sherman Associates, where she began representing books in a variety of areas within fiction and nonfiction. Recent books she has represented include The House Girl (William Morrow, 2013) by Tara Conklin, a New York Times bestseller, #1 Indie Next Pick, and Target Book Club Pick; The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler (St Martins, 2015), which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick and Amazon Debut of the Month; The Girl Who Came Home (William Morrow, 2014) by internationally bestselling author Hazel Gaynor; as well as the New York Times bestseller The Returned by Jason Mott (MIRA, 2014), which was the basis of the ABC television series “Resurrection.” Michelle also represents National Book Award nominee Erika L. Sanchez, PEN/Faulkner finalist Viet Dinh, and PEN/Bingham finalist Clare Beams. She is interested in fiction that pays equal attention to both the voice and the story, particularly literary fiction, thrillers and literary mysteries, smart women’s fiction, “book club” fiction that brings a tear to the eye and a thrill to the heart, and books with a fantastic/paranormal element that reach beyond genre. She is also selectively representing YA with the same qualities. In nonfiction, she is mostly interested in subject-driven narratives, memoirs, or journalism.

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