Roz Foster Literary Agent – The profile about Literary Agent Roz Foster that you see below contains some of the information you’ll find in our free Directory of Literary Agents, with literary agent listings for both established and new book agents. Publishing Agent Roz Foster is an agent at the Frances Goldin Literary Agency. She joined the agency in 2019. Previously, she spent over six years as a literary agent with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. With a BA in English literature from UC San Diego, she studied philosophy for a year at the University of Sheffield, U.K., and earned her MA in English, with an emphasis in composition & rhetoric and creative writing, from Portland State University. At PSU, she taught writing in exchange for tuition. She works from the Catskills of New York.
Roz spent over five years as a qualitative researcher in high-tech consumer products marketing. In 2008, she co-founded a web design company for which she provided non-profit organizations with audience-focused market research, project planning, and digital design. She joined SDLA in 2013.
Roz is interested in books that grapple with what it is to be human, books that confront big human themes— freedom, morality, faith or its lack, purpose, hierarchy, violence, meaning, success, love, and death. She looks for stories that make sense of the chaos of life and the harshness of reality. She loves writing that has emotional depth, makes insightful observations, and demonstrates exquisite linguistic skill.
Recent sales include: Clare Corbould and Michael McDonnell’s TO CHOOSE OUR BETTER HISTORY (New Press); Surekha Davies’s HUMANS: A MONSTROUS HISTORY (UC Press); Christopher Paul Harris’s TO BUILD A BLACK FUTURE (Princeton UP); and Robin Bernstein’s THE TRIALS OF WILLIAM FREEMAN: A STORY OF MURDER, RACE, AND AMERICA’S FIRST INDUSTRIAL PRISON (U of Chicago Press). Select sales through the Dijkstra Agency include Constance Sayers’s A WITCH IN TIME and THE LADIES OF THE SECRET CIRCUS (Redhook); Martha Jones’s VANGUARD (Basic); Susan O’Donovan’s BECOMING CITIZENS (Metropolitan); Daniel Russell’s THE JOY OF SEARCH (MIT Press); Claire Potter’s POLITICAL JUNKIES (Basic); Blain Roberts and Ethan J. Kytle’s DENMARK VESEY’S GARDEN (New Press); and Michael K. Honey’s TO THE PROMISED LAND (Norton).
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