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David Gernert

David spent the first fourteen years of his publishing career at Doubleday, the last six as Editor-In-Chief. He left Doubleday in 1996 to start The Gernert Company, believing his experience as a publisher would give him some unique insight into the representation of authors. He lives in Pound Ridge with his wife and four children.

Sarah Burnes

Sarah began her career on the editorial side of publishing, first at Houghton Mifflin, then in the Knopf Group, and last at Little, Brown. She became an agent in 2001, joining The Gernert Company in 2005. As an editor, she acquired and edited literary fiction and non-fiction, and as an agent has added children's fiction to her list. Sarah sits on the board of non-profit progressive publisher the New Press and her writing has appeared on The Paris Review's blog. She lives with her husband and three children in Brooklyn.

Stephanie Cabot

Half French, half American, Stephanie was educated in Europe and in the US where she majored in History at Harvard. Her agenting career began in London and spent nine years at the William Morris - London, the last five as Managing Director where she built a list of international bestselling and prize-winning authors. She moved back to the States in 2005 with her husband and four children, joined The Gernert Company, and is now selectively adding writers from a variety of genres, including crime/thrillers, commercial and literary fiction, latte lit, and non-fiction. She is especially interested in writers who tell original stories with strong narratives and create distinctive characters. She divides her time between New York and New England. 

Seth Fishman

Seth joined The Gernert Company in 2010 after beginning his career as an agent at Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Born in Midland, Texas, he graduated from Princeton University and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. His interests are wide-ranging, but they boil down in particular to literary and commercial fiction, popular (fun) science, young/middle grade, humor, sci-fi/fantasy, thrillers and graphic novels (of both a traditional, webcomic and literary bent).

Rebecca Gardner

Rebecca joined The Gernert Company in 2009 as Rights Director after four years at Random House, Inc., first as the Director of Foreign Rights for The Doubleday Publishing Group, and then as V.P. & Director of Subsidiary Rights for The Random House Publishing Group. She has worked for BBC Books and for Maria B. Campbell Associates where she scouted books for foreign publishers and film. Rebecca takes a boat to work and lives with her husband on the Jersey Shore. She is not open to queries. 

Logan Garrison

Logan joined the Gernert Company in 2010 after three years as an English and Musical Theatre teacher at Northern High School in Durham, North Carolina. A native of the South and a graduate of both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, she currently lives in Brooklyn and has a particular interest in fiction for young adults.

Courtney Gatewood

Courtney joined The Gernert Company in 2006 after several years at Maria B. Campbell Associates where she scouted US books for publication in translation abroad and for adaptation to film. She works on Foreign Rights and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

Ellen Goodson

A Hampton Roads, VA native, Ellen joined The Gernert Company in 2013. After graduating from Davidson College, she coordinated extracurricular activities for a private school in Greece and dabbled in commercial production in New York. Her reading taste includes historical and women's literary fiction, as well as smart nonfiction on politics, food, travel, and more. She lives in Harlem.

Flora Hackett

Originally from Massachusetts, Flora hopped the pond for university, earning an MA in English from the University of Edinburgh. She joined The Gernert Company in 2014, and while she loves reading just about anything with a distinctive voice, her literary appetite veers towards thrillers with a twist as well as sci-fi/fantasy and women's fiction. She lives in the East Village. 

Andy Kifer

Andy joined The Gernert Company in 2012 after two years working for Aram Fox, Inc., where he scouted books for foreign publishers. He grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, lived in North Carolina for five years, and worked briefly as a cross-country coach at a boarding school before starting his career in publishing. He likes literary fiction, smart genre fiction (especially sci-fi), and nonfiction by brilliant writers who can make you fall in love with a subject you never knew you cared about. He lives in Brooklyn and runs in Prospect Park.

Chris Parris-Lamb

Chris joined The Gernert Company in 2005 and became an agent in 2007. He was born in Alabama and grew up in North Carolina, where he attended UNC-Chapel Hill on a Morehead Scholarship. His nonfiction tastes encompass a wide variety of genres and subjects, and his fiction tastes incline toward the literary; in both categories he’s looking for great writing by smart writers, and prefers queries to be accompanied by a sample chapter or two. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.

Will Roberts

Will joined the team in 2008 after working at Vintage Books and, before that, at a newspaper in Jackson, WY, covering the courts and police department. A graduate of Middlebury College, he lives in Brooklyn. He works on Foreign Rights, handling the Young Adult and Middle Grade list, as well the Eastern European and Asian territories for the adult list. He is looking for smart, original thrillers with distinctive voices, compelling backgrounds, and fast-paced narratives. 

Erika Storella

Erika joined the agency in 2005 after completing a MA in social science at the University of Chicago. Her graduate work sparked an interest in how new ideas are brought to the public and led her to pursue a career in publishing. Originally from Boston, she now resides in Brooklyn, where her personal library includes literary fiction and memoir, as well as works on history, contemporary art and theory, sociology, and crafts. 

Anna Worrall

Anna Worrall joined The Gernert Company in 2010. After graduating from NYU with a degree in history, she worked in the marketing department at an academic publisher in her native Philadelphia before moving to Hungary, where she taught conversational English and traveled extensively. Anna is the Marketing and Social Media Manager at The Gernert Company, and she's looking for smart women's literary and commercial fiction, psychological thrillers, and narrative nonfiction. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn.