September 15-16, 2017
Lexington, Kentucky

Liza Dawson

Liza Dawson launched her literary agency in 1996 after a career as a vice president of William Morrow and as executive editor at Putnam. This New York City agency has grown to seven people. She represents award winning bestselling fiction for adults.THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY has become a classic. The dark literary thrillers of Tawni O'Dell and the warm women's fiction by Robyn Carr have been mega-sellers for the agency. She occasionally represents books for younger readers. Annie Barrows' IVY AND BEAN series has been a notable success. Liza is always looking for debut authors who will take her on a journey to a place she's never been. She has a weakness for smart mysteries and narrative nonfiction, especially history. In nonfiction, she represents Jean Sasson, whose PRINCESS: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia  was a bestseller around the world. She is fascinated by political stories, ancient Rome, psychology, and science and women's issues, and she's very proud that the agency now represents the Eleanor Roosevelt estate.