Select praise for my clients and their books include: New York Times Editors' Choice; National Book Award "5 Under 35"; Publishers Weekly Writer to Watch; Indie Next Picks; President Obama's Recommended Reading list; GMA Book Club; Target Book Club; and finalists for and frequently winners of all major category awards including several PEN, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the VCU Cabell First Novel Prize, the Hugo, Nebula, Lambda Literary, Shirley Jackson, NYPL Young Lions, and the Dylan Thomas Prize. They have been translated into multiple foreign languages and optioned for film and television. You should read them all.

I was named a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree 2020, featured in the 2020 Writer's Digest Annual Agent Roundup, and in Poets & Writers' "Agents and Editors Recommend."

A former competitive swimmer and lifeguard, I graduated from Vassar College with a concentration in English. I live in Brooklyn with my bike and KitchenAid stand mixer. I also live on Twitter @dani_bukie


I’m Danielle Bukowski, a literary agent at Sterling Lord Literistic. I represent award-winning, best-selling, critically-acclaimed authors.

I’m looking for literary fiction, upmarket fiction, nonfiction and SFF (although I’m pickier about the last two). I particularly want to hear from writers traditionally overlooked by the publishing industry, as working on books that represent the world is important to me. My favorite novels balance a unique hook and well-paced plot with strong writing and a distinctive voice; are entertaining and thought-provoking; have a strong sense of place; are stylistically bold; speak to our current moment or are set in a historical moment that resonates with our own.

My favorite nonfiction books expand my view of the world; provide an unconventional perspective on a conventional topic; are rigorously reported and researched; weave in personal interest; read like a novel.

If some of the above describes your book, please submit using this form: I’d love to read it.

The award-winning, best-selling, critically-acclaimed authors I represent include: Erin Eileen Almond, Jack Balderrama Morley, Andrew Boryga, Jinwoo Chong, Gina Chung, Tembe Denton-Hurst, Charlee Dyroff, Keziah Frost, Nick Fuller Googins, Anna Gazmarian, Edgar Gomez, Nathan Gower, Mark Haber, Joseph Han, Elizabeth Hand, Stephanie Jimenez, Nancy Johnson, Stephen Kearse, Naomi Kritzer, Melissa Ludtke, Professor Tom Mole, Emily O’Neill, Katherine Packert Burke, Sylvie Perry, Rafe Posey, Mariam Rahmani, Katherine Seligman, Chelsea Voulgares, Bryan Washington, and Olivia Wolfgang-Smith.

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