Ayesha Pande

Ayesha Pande Literary

Ayesha founded Ayesha Pande Literary in 2007. Before becoming an agent she held several editorial positions, including most recently as a senior editor at Farrar Straus and Giroux. She is on the board of Art Omi and the AALA (Association of American Literary Agents) where she founded the Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and helped launch the non-profit Literary Agents of Change. Her client roster includes Ibram X. Kendi, Patricia Engel, Danielle Evans, Matthew Salesses and Lisa Ko. While her interests are wide-ranging and eclectic, she works mostly with literary fiction, narrative nonfiction across a broad range of topics including history and cultural commentary, memoir and biography, and the occasional work of young adult fiction. She is drawn to distinctive voices with a compelling point of view and memorable characters.

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Anthology
NF: Biography
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Pop Culture
NF: Science
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction
Children's: Fantasy



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