Our Team

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HEIDE LANGE, PRESIDENT

With over forty years of agenting experience, Heide’s books reflect her background, interests, and passions. As the agency’s president, she has represented books that analyze and guide the roles of women in business as well as both serious and practical nonfiction about health and sexuality, psychology, family and parenting, social issues, nature and environment, journalism, history and biography, memoir, science, self-help and general reference. For the last two decades, Heide has focused on fiction. She represents Dan Brown, the worldwide bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and most recently, Origin. She also represents Brad Thor, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Scot Harvath series including the latest, Spymaster and Backlash. >>More

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Faith Hamlin, sENIOR aGENT

Faith has enjoyed many years in publishing. She was a book store manager and a sales rep at a number of houses, rising to National Sales Manager at Macmillan before embarking upon her career as an agent. She has built an eclectic list of talented authors and illustrators over the course of a rewarding, decades-spanning career. >>More

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Dan Mandel, SENIOR AGENT

Dan represents both literary and commercial fiction, as well as memoirs and nonfiction about business, art, history, politics, sports, and popular culture. His clients write for The Economist, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others, and the books he has represented have been New York Times Bestsellers, and shortlisted for both the Booker and the FT Business Book of the Year. >>More 

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MATT BIALER, SENIOR AGENT

Matt has been in the publishing community since 1985, and worked at two major literary agencies before joining the Greenburger team in 2003. He represents fantasy, science fiction, thrillers, and mysteries as well as a select group of literary writers, and also loves smart narrative nonfiction including books about current events, popular culture, biography, history, music, race, and sports. While his list includes many veteran authors, he also enjoys finding unique new voices. >>More

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RACHAEL DILLON FRIED, AGENT

Rachael is selectively growing her client list with a keen interest in women’s literary and commercial fiction. She hopes to build long-term relationships with clients who are passionate about developing their career. >>More

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STEPHANIE DELMAN, AGENT

Stephanie represents a spectrum of authors who write for the adult market, with a focus on fiction: literary/upmarket, psychologically propulsive suspense, near-historical fiction, and genre-bending, literary narratives that contain elements of surrealism, magic, or sci-fi. Stephanie also represents a limited selection of narrative nonfiction projects by authors with established platforms and unique perspectives. >>More

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Ed Maxwell, AGENT

A close reader of nonfiction, Ed is interested in how histories ripple across contemporary politics and present life.  He is also inspired by how visual storytellers, whether artists or documentary photographers, can captivate the imaginations of child and adult readers alike, breaking down any fourth walls that might need toppling. Ed reads literary fiction as well, for adults and children, especially as a generation of writers rises to build an incorporative American canon for this new century. >>More

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wendi gu, AGENT

Wendi is lucky to work with fiction and nonfiction children’s books across the spectrum, from board books all the way up to young adult. She enjoys lyricism at the line level, sophisticated rhythm, as well as whimsical, absurdist humor. She does not shy away from heavy, darker subjects related to mental health, trauma, and displacement, with a special focus on family stories, and nonfiction books that unearth unexpected corners of history and science. For middle grade and young adult novels, she enjoys voice-driven stories with thoughtful, contemplative, often-flawed characters. She is looking for authors who value intersectionality. >>More

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Sarah Phair, AGENT

Sarah represents a range of fiction and nonfiction authors writing for the adult market. In fiction she focuses on books by women, for women, ranging from commercial, to upmarket and literary. If you would read it in your book club or take it on vacation, it might be a good fit for Sarah’s list. She particularly loves: family sagas, female friendship, complex psychological suspense, campus novels, anti-heroines, and a good love story. In nonfiction her areas of interest include feminist issues, millennial topics, pop culture, and anything about food. She is especially interested in projects analyzing the future of media consumption, how and what we eat, agriculture, and housing. >>More

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STEFANIE DIAZ, DIRECTOR OF FOREIGN RIGHTS

Stefanie draws on her knowledge of foreign markets, trend-spotting skills, and editorial experience in representing Greenburger Associates’ authors in territories around the world. Having started in publishing as a junior editor at W.W. Norton, she joined the agency as a scout in 2005 and has represented foreign rights since 2009. She also agents select authors, including the global bestseller Angels in My Hair by Lorna Byrne. Given her international background and degrees in French history, Stefanie’s favorite reads often feature page-turning historical stories set in intriguing times and places. >>More

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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. >>More

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Abigail Frank, associate agent

Abigail is passionate about stories for young people, especially those that are hilarious, poetic, quietly heartbreaking, and/or swoon-worthy, and she cares about voice, above all. She gravitates towards picture books that feel entirely original, chapter books with big personalities, and novels about unforgettable teens falling in love. She is committed to advocating for the work of marginalized authors and artists, and she’s actively looking for stories that allow young readers to recognize themselves in the books they love. >>More

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Iwalani Kim, literary assistant

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Iwalani enthusiastically joined Greenburger Associates as part of Heide Lange’s team after interning at Ayesha Pande Literary and Don Congdon Associates. She now works as Heide’s assistant, aiding in domestic and foreign negotiations for major clients, including Dan Brown and Brad Thor. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i and graduated from Vassar College with degrees in Political Science and German Studies. In her free time, she enjoys reading character-driven upmarket and literary fiction that reflects the rich diversity of the communities that raised her on the islands.

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Bailey Tamayo, literary assistant

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Bailey joined Greenburger Associates after internships with Writers House and the Carol Mann Agency. She is now the assistant to Matt Bialer, aiding him with his talented list of fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, literary, and nonfiction authors. She graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Writing, Literature & Publishing and Communication Sciences & Disorders. Whenever possible she consumes media related to sci-fi, fantasy, and anything in between—especially when the genre is a unique setting for the deeply human stories underneath.

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CHARLES LOFFREDO, FINANCIAL MANAGER

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Charles recently celebrated his 34th anniversary with Greenburger Associates. A native New Yorker, he joined the agency in 1985 by answering an ad in The Village Voice for a bookkeeper at a literary agency. He has been instrumental in designing and implementing all of the agency’s accounting software. His prior career was as an actor/director/producer of theater, founding his own nonprofit company Moving Parts Theater in 2000 to produce the dramatic work of a Greenburger author, a happy marriage of both careers!

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Amanda Elcock, bookkeeper

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Amanda was born and spent her childhood in Trinidad & Tobago, and now resides in New York City with her young daughter. She is a graduate of New York University where she studied Creative Writing, Japanese Studies, and Studio Art at the Gallatin School for Individualized Study. She is voracious reader and an author, who writes novels under the name A.J. Locke. She is also an artist of various mediums. Although a creative at heart, she enjoys working in finance as well.