SAMI ISMAN, associate agent


Sami is seeking adult novels in the literary mystery, psychological thriller/suspense, and upmarket women’s fiction genres. She is keenly interested in novels with strong female protagonists and ones involving contemporary relationships, such as family sagas, friendships, and ensemble casts. She also loves stories with ethereal moods—a touch of magical realism and subtle otherworldly traits. She is not looking to represent fantasy, sci-fi, or strictly romance novels.

Having grown up around the world, Sami welcomes diverse/international perspectives and new voices, as well as books in translation, especially from Latin American authors. She looks forward to developing long-lasting relationships with her authors and working closely with them to develop their writing careers.

Sami joined Greenburger Associates in the summer of 2015. She was raised in Argentina, Brazil, and Singapore before attending Brown University and the Columbia Publishing Course. Sami has been working under the agency’s president, Heide Lange, assisting on all matters regarding her authors, including Dan Brown and Brad Thor, as well as liaising with foreign publishers on her behalf. She will continue in that role and, under Heide's tutelage, further refine her editorial and negotiation skills as she builds her own list of clients.

To submit your work: Query Sami at under the subject line “QUERY – project title.” In the body of your email, please include a brief letter and the first few chapters of your manuscript, and if she is interested in reading further, she will be in touch within 4-6 weeks. Due to the volume of queries she receives, Sami is unable to respond personally to each submission.


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