Liza Dawson Associates Literary Agency

We are a full-service, highly selective literary agency based in New York City. Every day we draw on our expertise as former publishers to ensure that the material we submit stands out. We’re fascinated by how books and ideas spread, and so we’re deeply involved in all aspects of maximizing a book’s life in the marketplace – including the digital, film and licensing worlds.

We’ve helped journalists and academics discover the nonfiction book they're truly excited to write – and that mainstream publishers are eager to acquire. We’ve re-built careers and we’ve launched first-time novelists. Many of our titles are award winners. We’ve had great success in the international market. Last year, three of our titles were on the New York Times bestseller list, for a total of seventy-two weeks. Our goal is to build long-lasting careers.

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Perennial's publication of Eleanor Roosevelt's first memoir, HarperCollins has put together all four of her memoirs into one easy-to-carry book. The timing couldn't be better – with the Ken Burns series about Eleanor, Franklin and Theodore, and with the (presumed) soon-to-be-announced candidacy of Hillary Clinton for President, Eleanor's legacy can be seen everywhere. There continues to be a lot of talk about her honest, unflinching memoir. She is quoted daily on Tumblr and is inspiring an entire new generation of feminists to speak out. This is the real Downton Abbey for Americans, with presidents. LDA is proud to represent the Eleanor Roosevelt Estate.

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt