Sarah Fuentes joined Fletcher and Co. in 2016. She represents a range of literary and upmarket fiction and nonfiction, including narrative nonfiction, memoir, cultural criticism, history, and popular science writing. She studied Literature and Art History at Vassar College, and began her publishing career at The Wylie Agency.
More About Sarah
What are you currently reading?
Chouette by Claire Oshetsky and Yellow Bird by Sierra Crane Murdoch
What’s important/interesting for potential clients to know about you and what you’re looking for?
In fiction, I’m always looking for a distinct narrative voice and fresh prose. I’m particularly drawn to stories that explore the complicated inner-workings of relationships and bring readers deep in the messy minds of its characters. The more fraught or unlikeable a narrator, the better. I’m also a sucker for dark, speculative elements, a twist of humor, or just-slightly-off versions of reality. Some of my recent favorites I wish I had worked on myself are Temporary by Hilary Leichter, Assembly by Natasha Brown, Luster by Raven Leilani, Want by Lynn Steger Strong, Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder, and All’s Well by Mona Awad.
In nonfiction, I’m seeking deeply reported narratives that help explain how we see and construct the world around us, or that brings some hidden architecture to light. I’m interested in science, technology, and nature (and how they intersect with culture), as well as social justice, politics, history, and economic issues. I love books that blend the reported with the personal, or where the author enters the narrative as a guide through a certain world, as well as voice-driven literary memoirs (like Rachel Cusk, Deborah Levy, or Heidi Julavits). I’m also always keen to read work that explores pop culture in a critical way.
What are you NOT looking for?
Genre fiction, women’s fiction, YA, spiritual or religious books.