Reiko Davis

Reiko Davis

Agent | DeFiore & Company

Reiko Davis was an associate agent at Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency for four years before joining DeFiore in early 2016. She grew up in Kansas City, received her BA in Comparative Literature and Art History from Brown University, and is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course. Reiko’s interests are varied, but she is particularly drawn to adult literary and upmarket fiction, narrative nonfiction, and young adult and middle grade fiction. She loves a strong narrative voice; smart, funny heroines; narrowly located settings (especially towns in the South and Midwest); family sagas; darkly suspenseful novels; and stories that explore remarkable friendships or the often perilous terrain of human relationships. For children’s books, she is actively looking for young adult and middle grade fiction—whether it be contemporary, historical, fantasy, or simply a story with a timeless quality and vibrant characters. For nonfiction, she is most interested in cultural, social, and literary history; fascinating tours through niche subjects; narrative science; psychology; guides on creativity; and memoir.

Practice Your Pitch: Nonfiction

6th Floor Lounge

These sessions are for writers who are working on honing their “pitch” but don’t feel ready to officially pitch an agent at a one-on-one meeting. Literary agents and editors will guide round table conversations with space for up to six writers to participate. Each writer will have a chance to “practice their pitch” in a […]


Navigating the Agent/Author Relationship: Understand What You Can Expect from Your Agent, What You Shouldn’t Feel Awkward Asking, and How Involved You Should Be in the Submissions Process

Maroney Theater, 7th floor

If the writer’s life were a video game, then securing an agent would mean leaping from one level to the next. After all that work, dodging rejection and firing out queries, you’ve made it! Level complete. But what next? Learn how to build a productive relationship with your literary agent and how to evaluate that […]