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Sam Stoloff

The Frances Goldin Literary Agency

Sam Stoloff is President and Principal of the Frances Goldin Literary Agency, founded in 1977 to represent authors working at the forefront of radical movements for social justice. He joined the Agency in 1997, after completing an MFA in poetry and a doctoral dissertation in American cultural history, both at Cornell University. He represents books that advance the public conversation on crucial issues and groundbreaking work of all kinds, including literary fiction, memoir, history, biography, accessible sociology and philosophy, cultural studies, serious journalism on contemporary and international affairs, and narrative and topical nonfiction with a progressive orientation. Among his particular interests are literary graphic fiction and nonfiction, works on environmental sustainability, books on legal affairs and the justice system, works that dissect the right wing and American imperialism, the history of race in America, the history of science and technology, and books on food culture and history. His taste in fiction ranges from the psychologically realistic, to first-rate speculative literature. He is currently serving as Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the AALA.

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Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Biography
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Science
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction



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