Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Alicia Brooks of the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency

Screen Shot 2020-06-16 at 9.18.30 AMAlicia Brooks is a literary agent at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.

Alicia began her career over twenty years ago in book publishing as an editorial assistant at Penguin USA. She worked her way up to an assistant editor position at Nan A. Talese/Doubleday where she worked with noteworthy authors, including Margaret Atwood, Pat Conroy, and Ian McEwan. Alicia then became an editor at Picador/St. Martin’s Press where she edited over 39 hardcover titles and several trade paper original titles, including Good Morning America Book Club Pick Noelle Howey’s Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods–My Mother’s, My Father’s, and Mine, Nega Mezlekia’s award-winning Notes from the Hyena’s Belly, and Ben Brantley’s New York Times Book of Broadway.

She is seeking: As an agent at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, she is looking for Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Self-Help, Pop Culture, Literary Fiction, Commercial Fiction, YA Fiction, Mystery/Crime, and Historical Fiction.

Alicia is a graduate of Wellesley College with a B.A. in English and Philosophy and has a Master’s Degree in the Teaching of English from Columbia University.

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