Christy Fletcher founded Fletcher & Company in 2003. In addition to running the company day-to-day, she works with a wide array of influential and bestselling non-fiction writers including Kate Bowler, Craig Whitlock, Gretchen Rubin, David Leonhardt, Ian Urbina, Chip & Dan Heath, Eric Ries, Edwin Catmull, Melissa Urban, Claire Shipman & Katty Kay. She represents a select group of acclaimed novelists and short story writers including Daniel Mason, Ken Kalfus, Alan Hollinghurst and Maggie O’Farrell, the late Rebecca Godfrey, among others. She also works with institutions like Stanford’s D.School and The International Spy Museum helping them develop strategies around intellectual property and media.
Christy grew up all along the eastern seaboard and has a BA in English Literature from the University of Southern California. She is married to the author Sam Walker and they have two delightful children and a moody rescue dog.
More About Christy
What are you currently reading?
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver, Pig Years by Ellyn Gaydos, and Lost & Found by Kathryn Schulz
What’s important/interesting for potential clients to know about you and what you’re looking for? I’m drawn to non-fiction that uses narrative to explore new ideas and present novel frameworks for understanding the world, especially when written by someone who comes to their point of view via professional experience, scientific research, or deep investigative journalism. In fiction, I love unique voices and stories that have urgency. As a reader, feeling that the writer is in charge and moving me through the book with intellectual and emotional investment is thrilling.
I love the joy of discovering new talent, so I hope I’ll never lose that sense of curiosity and optimism when looking at new writing. At the same time, I recognize how utterly subjective this business can be and that the same writer, with different support, can have an entirely different outcome, so I try to be helpful to writers regardless of whether I think I am the best partner.