Gráinne Fox is a seasoned Literary Agent with two decades of experience representing award-winning novelists, NYT bestselling journalists, and academics. Before joining Fletcher & Company in 2008, she worked at Ed Victor Ltd in London for 9 years. She started out working in the foreign rights department before moving up to Agent and working with Ed directly across many of his clients while building her own list.
Her clients have been shortlisted for, or won, various awards including The William Hill Sports Book of The Year, The Booker Prize, The Irish Book Awards, The British Book Awards, The Orwell Prize, The Plutarch Award, the RTÉ Short Story Competitionand the NBCC. Her list consists of literary fiction, upmarket commercial and narrative non-fiction. Given her unique UK experience, she also works with select British agencies for the US market.
She holds a degree in English Literature from Trinity College, Dublin and is a fierce advocate for her clients and their work.
More About Gráinne
What are you currently reading?
The End Of Loneliness by Benedict Wells; The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen
What’s important/interesting for potential clients to know about you and what you’re looking for?
My guiding principle is a book that can “stimulate the mind and satisfy the heart” and this illuminates every read, regardless of categorization. In short: gorgeous writing combined with propulsive, immersive storytelling.
I’m eager to find new literary fiction from American and International voices that is modern and swoon-worthy on a line level but with an equally enveloping plot. I love stories about dysfunctional families (aren’t they all?) and am passionate about Irish Writing, and always keen to read more. I love a singular, transporting piece of historical fiction that can appeal to a modern reader. I love high concept crime and genre-bending thrillers.
I’m fascinated by smart non-fiction that makes me question my thinking and teaches me something new about human behavior and the world we live in. I’m passionate about narrative nonfiction that just might involve spies & espionage, or that spotlights a surprising slice of social history I’ve not encountered yet.
What are you NOT looking for?
Children’s books, traditional Sci-Fi, traditional romance, travel memoirs.
Books you’ve loved:
Say Nothing, Long Bright River, Red Dragon, The Most Fun We Ever Had, A Perfect Spy, Hotel Du Lac.