Stephanie Rostan

Agent

Stephanie has been an agent at Levine Greenberg for 11 years, following a stint as an editor at Bantam Dell and one as the Book Producer for iVillage.com.  About two thirds of her clients are fiction, including New York Times bestsellers Gillian Flynn and Lisa Lutz, as well as Jennie Shortridge, Wendy Wax, Michelle Gagnon, Heather Swain, Carol Snow and Kris Radish.  Unusual and vivid voices, genre-straddling stories and intense emotion (whether funny, creepy, warm or sad) – the things that make a book stick with you for a long time – are what she finds most appealing.  She represents both adult and YA.  In nonfiction, she loves projects that solve a problem or make us see things in a new way, working with the La Leche League (The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding), Amir Levine and Rachel Heller (Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment), Chris Santella (50 Places series) and Jennifer Louden (The Life Organizer), among others in the parenting, health & wellness and sports categories.  She has also worked on memoir such as New York Times bestseller Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado with Vince Rause.

Raised in Andover, Massachusetts, Stephanie is the daughter of a Latin and Greek teacher whose specialty is etymology (ask her dad for a definition and you'll get a minimum of 36 hours of explanation). This early focus on language led to her obsession with crossword puzzles, a term in Germany as an exchange student and an English/Creative Writing major at Princeton. There she became familiar with the slings and arrows of critique groups and revisions, writing under teachers such as Susan Shreve, Stephen Wright and Joyce Carol Oates. Stephanie now lives with her husband and two children in the New York City area, where she is committed to raising her kids as Red Sox fans despite the hostile environs.

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