Brenna E. Raffe
Brenna E. Raffe first joined Fletcher & Company as an intern in October 2018 shortly after graduating from the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. She joined the team full-time as the Foreign Rights assistant in February 2019. Brenna previously worked at Island Press and National Geographic Books in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of American University, where she studied Creative Writing as well as Communications, and Entrepreneurship. She is originally from Upstate New York.
More About Brenna
What are you currently reading?
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig; Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters; Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
What’s important/interesting for potential clients to know about you and what you’re looking for?
I love works that challenge our traditional understanding of form and use form to enhance our understanding of narrative. I seek to learn something new in everything I read, whether that be a new perspective or a new subject matter. I have a deep love for narrative nonfiction of all kinds, and a special place in my heart for narratives centering on fashion, interior/ furniture design, and architecture. I will always be interested to read diverse voices, styles, and representation in its many forms, as well as works in translation.
In fiction, I look for characters who help me see a new side to an old story and who are complex enough they continue to live off the page, as well as stories that are equally as driven by plot as they are emotion. I easily fall into anything with elements of magical realism and strong characterization, strong themes of female friendship and motherhood, or plays with myths and fairy tales in a new way.
What are you NOT looking for?
Business; Self-Help; Middle Grade fiction; Romance