A storytelling lover above all else, Stephanie seeks fiction and nonfiction projects that are character driven, with a strong voice and emotional undercurrent. Stéphanie believes in the transformative powers of literature, and while losing oneself in the narrative is a must, she prefers fiction one can learn from and nonfiction that entertains. A polyglot and a cultural mutt herself, she is particularly attracted to works that focus on a singular experience as the original point of entry into a deeper, more universal aspect of the human condition. In this spirit, she has represented a number of titles authored by or featuring the “other” experience, be it Jewish, Latino, African or even Alaskan. She has also represented works in translation. Many of her authors are New York Times, National, and International Bestsellers, and she believes in a close editorial and business partnership with her clients.
Originally from France, Stéphanie always knew she would work as the passionate advocate that authors need. She began her publishing career as a would-be journalist, until an internship at Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York City called her to literary agenting. She spent nearly six years at The Joy Harris Literary Agency, ultimately as Foreign Rights Director. Stephanie holds a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature from the Sorbonne in Paris.
Stéphanie Abou no longer accepts unsolicited material at this time.
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