Peter Steinberg joined Fletcher & Company in 2021 from Foundry Literary + Media. He’s represented numerous New York Times bestsellers (including three #1 New York Times bestsellers) and clients have been nominated for or awarded Edgars, The Pulitzer Prize, The Story Prize, The Paris Review Discovery Prize, PEN/Faulkner and National Book Awards. Most recently, The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award. His list includes narrative non-fiction, commercial and literary fiction, memoir, self-help, history, pop culture, humor, and sports. Several of his authors have had their books made into major motion pictures, including Towelhead and I Love You Phillip Morris. Steinberg is a graduate of NYU film school and worked briefly in the film business prior to becoming a literary agent.
More About Peter
What are you currently reading?
Magister Ludi by Hermann Hesse; The Gastronomical Me by MFK Fisher
What’s important/interesting for potential clients to know about you and what you’re looking for?
I can love nearly anything, if the storytelling is there. I try not to overthink it or intellectualize it. If I pick up a piece of material and I find myself immediately drawn into the world the writer has constructed, you’ve got me. If I can’t put it down, even though I have a million other things to read, you’ve got me. And this applies to non-fiction as well as fiction. I believe all books need: a strong story arc, fully-realized characters, excellent plotting, a perspective that feels new and alive, prose that sings but doesn’t get in the way and hopefully insight into what it means to be us. Not accepting children’s books submissions at this time.