Author Archives: Louise Fury

About Louise Fury

Louise Fury represents adult and young adult fiction, including suspense/thrillers, romance, and select nonfiction, as well as novels with a graphic element or illustrations. A native South African, I now live in New York City and travel to Cape Town every year, where I spend time educating South African writers, meeting with international publishers and distributing books. Before agenting, I worked in marketing and advertising for both the consumer markets and publishing. Prior to joining The Bent Agency, I worked as a literary agent at the L. Perkins Agency. I represent numerous New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors and encourage my authors to have one foot in traditional print publishing and the other in the digital arena. I am a huge advocate of utilizing secondary rights—I have sold film/TV, audio and foreign rights for my clients. I believe in staying ahead of the pack by embracing change, not just adapting to it. I'm looking for writers with a unique voice and an unforgettable story. In young adult, I look for manuscripts that are written with an unforgettable voice—this can be deep, dark and gritty or literary, lyrical and emotional. My wish list includes novels with a unique structure or format and books with multiplatform possibilities. I’m also looking for smart romantic comedy. For nonfiction I’m particularly interested in pop culture, cookbooks, true crime, humor, pop science and sports.

There are countless great books about writing. Books that inspire writers and instruct them. Books about how to make it in fiction and nonfiction. I have my own list of books I think all writers would appreciate, find useful and … Continue reading

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, something to be grateful for—a new deal for a great author! I’m very happy to announce a two-book, three-novella deal to Gallery for Lisa Renee Jones. The titles are No In Between and I Belong … Continue reading

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It has been a very busy month since I became an official member of The Bent Agency (TBA) and there’s hardly been a moment when I haven’t been reading manuscripts, taking pitches, talking to clients, going to conferences/retreats or video … Continue reading

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