Veronica Goldstein has been with Fletcher & Company since 2015. Her list includes contemporary literary fiction and voice-driven narrative nonfiction that probes important social issues. She previously worked in academic publishing and Spanish translation and interpretation and is a graduate of Occidental College.
More About Veronica
What are you currently reading?
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner; Gentrification of the Mind by Sarah Schulman
What’s important/interesting for potential clients to know about you and what you’re looking for?
I’m drawn to voices with a new story to tell, especially writers from different parts of the world, Americans whose stories are underrepresented in traditional publishing, and works in translation. A sense of urgency is crucial for me, and writers who engage critically with questions of identity and our collective future (political and economic systems, technology, the climate) are nearest to my heart. In fiction, I look for novels with a contemporary voice that balance the complexities of culture and politics with storytelling that delves deep into the inner worlds of its characters in a way that challenges expectations and deepens the emotional stakes of the story (Zadie Smith, Sheila Heti, Sally Rooney). Autofiction, speculative fiction, and experimental forms are always of interest to me. On the nonfiction side, I’m interested in compelling critical takes on cultural and sociological trends and investigative and issue-focused narrative nonfiction, as well as memoir that makes the personal political and vice versa (Eula Biss, Maggie Nelson).
What are you NOT looking for?
Genre fantasy, sci-fi, and romance; commercial women’s and historical fiction; commercial crime/thriller; self-help; YA/children’s books.