Stephanie Rostan


Before becoming a Principal in 2014, Stephanie was an agent at LGR for 13 years.  Prior to that, she was an editor at Bantam Dell and the Book Producer for  About three quarters of her clients are fiction, including New York Times bestsellers Gillian Flynn, Lisa Lutz and Bryan Reardon as well as Sarah Healy, Wendy Wax, Tom Lennon and Julia Dahl.  Unusual and vivid voices, genre-straddling stories and intense emotion (whether funny, creepy, warm or sad) – the things that make a book stick with you for a long time – are what she finds most appealing.  She represents both adult and YA.  In nonfiction, she loves projects that solve a problem or make us see things in a new way, working with the La Leche League (The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding), Amir Levine and Rachel Heller (Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment), Chris Santella (50 Places series), among others in the parenting, health & wellness and sports categories.  She has also worked on narrative nonfiction such as New York Times bestseller Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado with Vince Rause and The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Rowe.

Raised in Andover, Massachusetts, Stephanie is the daughter of a Latin and Greek teacher whose specialty is etymology (ask her dad for a definition and you'll get a minimum of 36 hours of explanation). This early focus on language led to her obsession with crossword puzzles, a term in Germany as an exchange student and an English/Creative Writing major at Princeton. There she became familiar with the slings and arrows of critique groups and revisions, writing under teachers such as Susan Shreve, Stephen Wright and Joyce Carol Oates. Stephanie now lives with her husband and two children in the New York City area, where she is committed to raising her kids as Red Sox fans despite the hostile environs.

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