About Us

About Us

Liza Dawson Associates was founded in 1996 and has grown into a vital, successful literary agency that is known for building authors' careers.

Our six agents are supported by a strong team that sells audio, foreign, licensing and television and film rights.

We have offices in New York City and Los Angeles, and have subagents all over the world.

We represent big commercial fiction and literary fiction. In nonfiction, we want to make the world a better place and are drawn to narratives that explore life’s complexities. We represent books for (almost) all ages. Some of them are award winners, several are New York Times bestsellers…and if they aren’t, many deserve to be.

It’s thrilling when we sign up a talented debut novelist, work with them for a few months and then place them with a passionate editor. It’s equally exciting to relaunch a much-published writer. We spend considerable time helping our nonfiction writers craft their proposals.

We’re talent hunters and then, once a sale is made, we become ferocious talent guardians.