Lisa Grubka joined Fletcher and Co. in 2012. She represents a broad variety of authors, including a National Book Award winner and several New York Times bestsellers. Lisa began her career at Farrar, Straus and Giroux and the William Morris Agency and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
More About Lisa
What are you currently reading?
Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner; The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
What’s important/interesting for potential clients to know about you and what you’re looking for?
My list is split fairly evenly between fiction and non-fiction. I work with a wide range of authors, from debut novelists to seasoned bestsellers. In fiction, I’m looking for literary, upmarket, historical, literary suspense, and YA. I grew up in Michigan and went to the University of Michigan, so I have a soft spot for Midwestern settings (and a strong sense of place in general). I am often drawn to novels set in “contained” environments (campuses, unique communities, etc), family sagas, and those that explore complex friendships. I can fall in love with the writing and voice (especially unique and diverse voices) but also appreciate page-turning momentum. For non-fiction, I look for narrative, science, food/cookbooks, lifestyle/health, and current events. I’m generally interested in non-fiction that will help readers live better, more fulfilling lives. I work closely with my authors before submission to make sure we’re sending out the best possible book, and every step of the way after that. I love matchmaking my authors with the right editor, with the goal of establishing long careers.
What are you NOT looking for?
Sci-fi, fantasy, horror, romance, picture books.