Amelia Atlas

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Amelia Atlas

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Amelia Atlas is a literary agent at CAA, where she represents both fiction and nonfiction, with a particular interest in literary fiction and narrative nonfiction in the areas of history, current affairs, science, investigative journalism, and cultural criticism – think “idea” books that still have a great sense of narrative and style. In fiction, she’s looking for bold voices and writers with a strong point of view and an inquisitive intelligence on the page.  Her clients include Mieko Kawakami, Joy Williams, Andrew Martin, Afia Atakora, Chris Bachelder, Anelise Chen, Azareen van der Vliet Oloomi, Lisa Hsiao Chen, and many more.  Authors she represents have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list and have been short- or longlisted for the National Book Award, the International Booker Prize, the NBCC Awards, the NBA “5 Under 35” Award, and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, among others.

In fiction, Amelia is looking for novels written with rigor and ambition. Her taste ranges widely, but at the moment she finds she's less drawn to novels of deep interiority and more so to novels that look outward, whether that means taking her to an unfamiliar part of the world, parsing new ideas, or creating a sense of drama and stakes. In nonfiction, she's always looking for strong narratives with a charismatic voice, or ideas brought to light with compelling storytelling.