Senior Partner

Janet Silver

Janet Silver

Janet Silver represents a roster of bestselling and award-winning authors of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Her list of acclaimed clients includes Cheryl Strayed, author of the international bestsellers Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things; Anthony Marra, author of the New York Times bestsellers A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, The Tsar of Love and Techno, and Mercury Pictures Presents; Monique Truong, winner of the Asian American Literary Award for her novel The Book of Salt; Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, winner of a Lambda Award for her debut novel Big Girl; Hanna Pylväinen, winner of a Whiting Award for her novel We Sinners; and Safiya Sinclair, award-winning author of the poetry collection Cannibal and the forthcoming How to Say Babylon: A Jamaican Memoir.

Janet brings in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry and extensive editorial experience to her work as an agent. Before joining Aevitas, she was Publisher at the former Houghton Mifflin Company, where she worked with such renowned authors as Philip Roth, Jhumpa Lahiri, Tim O’Brien, and Jonathan Safran Foer.

At Aevitas, Janet represents authors whose fiction and nonfiction are notable for compelling storylines, singular voices, and unique perspectives. She has been a trustee of the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and is on the advisory board of Ploughshares magazine. She was featured in the Poets and Writers article “Agents as Editors.”

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Alan Shapiro
Alan Shapiro
Alyssa Knickerbocker
Alyssa Knickerbocker
Amanda Rose Martinez
Amanda Rose Martinez
Angela Hopkins
Angela Hopkins
Anna Mazhirov
Anna Mazhirov
Anthony Marra
Anthony Marra
Brooks Hansen
Brooks Hansen
Chaney Kwak
Chaney Kwak
Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed
Christa Fraser
Christa Fraser
Christopher Castellani
Christopher Castellani
D. Wystan Owen
D. Wystan Owen
Dana Kletter
Dana Kletter
Devon Walker-Figueroa
Devon Walker-Figueroa
Dur E Aziz Amna
Dur E Aziz Amna
Emily Strasser
Emily Strasser
Hanna Pylväinen
Hanna Pylväinen
Humaira Awais Shahid
Humaira Awais Shahid
Jennifer Grotz
Jennifer Grotz
Jonathan Crowl
Jonathan Crowl
Kendra Atleework
Kendra Atleework
Ladette Randolph
Ladette Randolph
Linda Gregerson
Linda Gregerson
Mark Mayer
Mark Mayer
Matthew Neill Null
Matthew Neill Null
Matthew Pockrus
Matthew Pockrus
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
Menachem Kaiser
Menachem Kaiser
Michael Byers
Michael Byers
Michael Collier
Michael Collier
Monique Truong
Monique Truong
Omer Friedlander
Omer Friedlander
Safiya Sinclair
Safiya Sinclair
Saher Alam
Saher Alam
Samina Ali
Samina Ali
Samuel Leader
Samuel Leader
Sativa January
Sativa January
Spencer Matheson
Spencer Matheson
Tom Macher
Tom Macher
Vievee Francis
Vievee Francis
Yara Zgheib
Yara Zgheib
Zachary Tyler Vickers
Zachary Tyler Vickers
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