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Jenni Ferrari-Adler 31

An agent with Union Literary (see other agents at this agency).

About

Jenni Ferrari-Adler is a long time agent at Union Literary. Her recent fiction sales include CAT PERSON AND OTHER SHORT STORIES by Kristen Roupenian, WHITE IVY, a debut novel by Susie Yang, ARTIFICIAL, a graphic memoir by New Yorker cartoonist Amy Kurzweil, and AFTERMATH, a debut novel by Maria Adelmann. Jenni is particularly drawn to distinct voices, engaging storytelling, and insight into the human condition. Jenni represents the agency’s cookbook list, memoirs, narrative nonfiction, and other categories. She works closely with her clients on each step of the publishing process, and on their career as a whole, including handling film and television, foreign, and magazine sales. She is an editor, mediator, advocate, handholder, explainer, bad cop, good cop etc. etc. Born and raised in NYC, she holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan (where she studied under Peter Ho Davies, Eileen Pollack, Nancy Reisman, and Matthew Klam) and a BA in Creative Writing from Oberlin College (where she studied under Dan Chaon). She edited the foodwriting anthology ALONE IN THE KITCHEN WITH AN EGGPLANT: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone (Riverhead), and has published her own work in Glimmer Train, Bellevue Literary Review, New York Magazine, and Tin House. She has taught Fiction at the University of Michigan and The Gotham Writers’ Workshop, and worked as a reader for The Paris Review and as a bookseller at Housing Works (where she met her husband). She lives in Brooklyn.

Country

United States

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
Story Collection Story Collection
Novel Novel
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
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Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Lifestyle (Cooking, Food and Drink), Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
Book Book
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalSimultaneous
OK No OK
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Dates

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2022
Last Checked: 17 Nov 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 21 Nov 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 08 Jun 2020

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