I’m Danielle Bukowski, an associate agent and foreign rights manager at Sterling Lord Literistic. I’m looking for literary fiction, smart bookclub fiction, upmarket fiction, and select nonfiction. Particularly, I want to hear from underrepresented and marginalized voices. 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, I’d love to read it.

The writers I represent include: Erin Eileen Almond, Keziah Frost, Edgar Gomez, Joseph Han, Stephanie Jimenez, Nancy Johnson, Professor Tom Mole, Sylvie Perry, Rafe Posey, Katherine Seligman, and

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Tom Mole

Tom Mole is Professor of English Literature and Book History and Director of the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His most recent book is The Secret Life of Books (Elliott & Thompson, 2019).  It’s about all the things we do to books and all the things they do to us. Christopher de Hamel called it ‘probably the most compulsive text ever penned about what it means to handle and possess a book’. Previously he wrote What the Victorians Made of Romanticism (Princeton, 2017).


  • The Secret Life of Books: Why They Mean More than Words

    Elliot & Thompson

    October 2020

    • A real treasure trove for book lovers.

      Alexander McCall Smith

    • Wonderfully insightful.

      Alberto Manguel, author, A History of Reading