Lisa Grubka joined Fletcher and Co. in 2012. She represents a broad variety of authors, including a National Book Award winner and several New York Times bestsellers. Lisa began her career at Farrar, Straus and Giroux and the William Morris Agency and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
More About Lisa
What are you currently reading?
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney, Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe, and How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang.
What’s important/interesting for potential clients to know about you and what you’re looking for?
My list is split fairly evenly between fiction and non-fiction. I work with a wide range of authors, from debut novelists to seasoned bestsellers. In fiction, I’m looking for literary, upmarket, historical, literary suspense, and YA. I grew up in Michigan and went to the University of Michigan, so I have a soft spot for Midwestern settings (and a strong sense of place in general). I am often drawn to novels set in “contained” environments (campuses, unique communities, etc), family sagas, and those that explore complex friendships. I can fall in love with the writing and voice (especially unique and diverse voices) but also appreciate page-turning momentum. For non-fiction, I look for narrative, science, food/cookbooks, lifestyle/health, and current events. I’m generally interested in non-fiction that will help readers live better, more fulfilling lives. I work closely with my authors before submission to make sure we’re sending out the best possible book, and every step of the way after that. I love matchmaking my authors with the right editor, with the goal of establishing long careers.
What are you NOT looking for?
Sci-fi, fantasy, horror, romance, picture books.