The Friedrich Agency
Hannah Brattesani is a literary agent and the Director of International Rights at The Friedrich Agency. She represents literary and upmarket fiction, and voice-driven nonfiction. Hannah emigrated from Scotland to New York after graduating from the University of St Andrews, where she was awarded the Douglas Dunn Award for Writing. She began her career at Emma Sweeney Agency and Blue Flower Arts, later joining Folio as interim Director of International Rights. Hannah has been with Friedrich since 2019 and is privileged to work with many bestselling and celebrated authors.
Years of Industry Experience
How to successfully present your work
The Friedrich Agency has five agents: Molly Friedrich, Lucy Carson, Heather Carr, Hannah Brattesani, and Marin Takikawa. If you decide to submit your query to us, please email your query (no sample pages) to only one of our agents, with the word QUERY and the title of your project in the subject line. We do not open attachments (unless we’ve requested a manuscript!), so please make sure to have your query in the body of the email. If you aren’t sure who would be the best fit, visit our About page or check out one of the many interviews we’ve each given to online outlets. We regret that due to the volume of submissions we receive, we can no longer respond directly to each submission. It is now our policy to respond to your query only if we are interested in seeing more material. If time allowed, we would far prefer to treat each submission as a chance for individual feedback, but it simply isn’t possible. We have great respect and gratitude for the broad range of talented authors who come to us via query letter— and many of our clients have launched writing careers from taking this first daunting step! Don’t panic; do the best you can, and we’ll do the best we can.