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Sarah Phair

Trident Media Group

Sarah Phair is interested in upmarket and commercial women’s fiction and literary fiction. For nonfiction, she is interested in books about food, health, pop-culture, and also narrative nonfiction. She’s most attracted to stories that are emotionally complex, thoughtfully plotted, and that explore lesser-known experiences.

Sarah’s love of books was the driving force that brought her to New York City and that the best way to build a career in books was as a literary agent. Sarah wants to take her experience and drive and match that with stories that use a fresh voice to explore different aspects of the female experience: emotionally complex, with insights, laughter, and sometimes tears.

She began her career in publishing at Trident Media Group four years ago after completing her M.A. in Literature. She spent two years learning from and assisting two domestic agents before being promoted to Audio Agent. In that position, Sarah negotiated deals with audio publishers for Trident authors. Her next promotion was as a sales agent in Trident’s Foreign Rights Department. In this position, Sarah contacted editors and publishers around the globe to offer the works of Trident authors and negotiate deals on their behalf. In July 2016 Sarah began building her own client list.