Liza Dawson Associates Literary Agency

ANNA OLSWANGERAnna Olswanger represents award-winning children's books authors. She joined Liza Dawson Associates in 2005.

A native of Memphis, she earned her B.A. with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from Rhodes College, and her M.A. from the University of Memphis.

Anna's recent sales include:

  • Award nominee Jennifer Sattler's PIG KAHUNA PIRATES (Bloomsbury)
  • A Junior Literary Guild Selection, Patricia Hruby Powell's JOSEPHINE (Chronicle)
  • Ciara Gavin's BEAR (Knopf/Random House)
  • Michael Hall's IT'S AN ORANGE AARDVARK (Greenwillow)
  • Alan Rabinowitz's A BOY AND A JAGUAR (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Anna's author, Michelle Markel, recently won the 2013 PEN/Steven Kroll award for Picture Book Writing for THE FANTASTIC JUNGLES OF HENRI ROUSSEAU.

Anna is the author of SHLEMIEL CROOKS (Junebug/NewSouth), a Sydney Taylor Honor Book winner and PJ Library Book.

She is also the author of GREENHORN, which Karen Cushman, Newbery Medalist, calls "a tender, touching celebration of friendship, family, and faith." GREENHORN will be made into an independent film next year.

Anna has guest blogged on several sites, including CYNSATIONS, the blog of Cynthia Leitich Smith.

Anna enjoys discovering new authors and illustrators. She is looking for "voice," the sound and rhythm of an author that could be no one else's, and has a special interest in children's picture books (author-illustrators only), adult nonfiction, Judaica, and animal stories. Contact her at (no phone calls or snail mail submissions, please).

Visit Anna's website HERE.

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