Namrata Anirudh – Literary Agent, TGS Literary Agency
Namrata is a literary agent at The Glass Slipper (TGS) Literary Agency. TGS Literary Agency is the first full-service literary agency to provide an inclusive platform for diverse voices worldwide. Her repertoire covers a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, including monologues and memoirs.
In fiction, Namrata loves character-driven #ownvoices stories that bring marginalized and underrepresented voices to light, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA, differently-abled and/or neurodivergent voices.
In adult fiction, she enjoys commercial, literary and upmarket fiction. Her diverse and underrepresented voices repertoire includes LGBTQ+ romance/dramas, interracial romance/dramas that discuss socio-cultural issues, women's fiction and/or stories promotes body diversity and acceptance, intellectually rigorous and emotionally engaging family sagas/dramas that offer multicultural perspectives on gender, identity, sexuality and mental health, books that address mental health and/or trauma in general, and stories on race and immigration. She loves blended genres that feature diverse voices and offer multicultural perspectives.
She's also on the lookout for stories with magical realism, fast-paced crime/mystery/legal thrillers with cliffhangers, literary thrillers, historical fiction (including historical fantasies) and spooky paranormal fantasies.
In YA and middle grade fiction, she's looking for teenage romance/comedy novels/series with diverse characters (think Never Have I Ever or Sweet Valley with BIPOC/LGBTQ+ protagonists), LGBTQ+ coming-of-age stories featuring diverse voices in modern/traditional societies, fantasies including historical and paranormal fantasies, stories with magical realism, crime/mysteries (think Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys in contemporary settings), humorous feel-good stories, girl's fiction, especially those that promote body diversity and acceptance, coming-of-age stories that discuss mental health and socio-cultural issues, books on race and immigration, and stories that delve into gender, identity and sexuality.
In non-fiction, she's most interested in narrative non-fiction books that emerge from investigative reporting on topics and themes of mass interest, including law, business, economics, history, self-help/inspirational books, health and wellness, cook books, and memoirs.
As a lawyer with several years of experience in editing, Namrata works hand-in-hand with authors to brainstorm new ideas, help develop concepts, strengthen the author's voice, and fully edit manuscripts to bring them to fruition. She orchestrates book rights for clients, including translation, republication and entertainment rights, and actively pitches authors and their works for slots in media outlets.
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