Danielle Svetcov

Danielle Svetcov wrote for the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune Magazine before joining LGR in 2002.

Books she rereads for love: I Capture The Castle, Lone Pilgrim, Jane Eyre, Devil in the White City, Ladies and Gentlemen—the Bronx is Burning.

Audiobooks that she’s recently listened to (in the car) on rainy days: When You Reach Me, Naked, The Secret Garden, Undefeated.

Her clients tend to be: oppositional but reasoned, serious but amused—preferring their rabbit holes deep.

Her taste is born out in the journalism she’s sold, e.g. Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves and its watery cousin, Why We Swim, a cultural history; Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark; and Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order).

Her most amusing clients have produced titles like Skymaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From A Plane; Yoga Bitch; Look Big, a guide to surviving wild-animal close-encounters (which is funnier than you might think); Bike Snob; and Minnesota-Book-of-the-Year nominee, The Annie Year, an ensemble novel that blurs heartland and heartburn.

Of course, she has to eat, too. In pursuit of sustenance to fuel her reading, she represents an incredible stable of chefs, restaurateurs, and food/ag-thinkers—many of them IACP and Beard Award winners—including Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky’s New York Times bestselling Run Fast Eat Slow; Bryant Terry’s Afro-Vegan; Evan and Sarah Rich’s Rich Table; Russell Moore and Allison Hopelain’s This is Camino; Karen Solomon’s Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It; Adrianna Adarme’s The Year of Cozy; Michelle McKenzie’s Dandelion & Quince; Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski’s State Bird Provisions; Brandon Jew’s Mr. Jiu’s in Chinatown; Sophie Egan’s OK to Eat; and many many more.

She’s based in the agency’s California office.