Born and raised in New York City, Julie Barer began her career as a bookseller at Shakespeare & Company. Her first job in publishing was at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, and she started her own agency, Barer Literary, in 2004. Julie represents a variety of writers across a literary spectrum, with a special emphasis on fiction.
Her client's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Best American Short Stories, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Tin House, Granta and various other publications. Her clients have been finalists for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics' Circle Award, the Man Booker Prize, and the Impac Dublin Literary Award, and have received numerous prizes including the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the Kirkus Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Rome Prize, the Los Angeles Times First Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Orange Prize; as well as grants from The Fulbright Fellowship, The National Endowment of the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Novels by several of her clients have graced the cover of The New York Times Book Review, and have appeared on national and international bestseller lists. Julie is particularly interested in representing a diversity of voices from around the world.
A few books she loves... Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard, City of Thieves by David Benioff, Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link, Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee, and Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.
Bret Anthony Johnston
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