Lauren E. Abramo joined DG&B in 2005 after getting degrees in English at NYU and Irish Studies at NUI Galway. As VP and Subsidiary Rights Director for the agency she sells foreign and audio rights, and she also maintains a very small client list. Her interests include humorous middle grade and contemporary YA on the children’s side and upmarket commercial fiction and well-paced literary fiction on the adult side. She’s also interested in adult narrative nonfiction, especially pop culture, psychology, pop science, reportage, media, contemporary culture, with a strong focus on books about social justice. In nonfiction she has a strong preference for interdisciplinary approaches, and in all categories she’s especially interested in underrepresented voices. Born in New York City and raised not far outside it, she now lives in Brooklyn.
Lauren wants to see more…
My love of reading began early, when at three years old, I demanded that if my older brother were going to be taught to read, someone would have to teach me as well. My appetite for reading (and habit of demanding, no doubt) only grew from there!
When I was a kid, family reading time was one of my favorite parts of the day. My mother would read books to my older brother, my younger sister, and me. As I got older, I would feel so much pride to re-read them all by myself. These days, the weeks before my sister’s birthday and Christmas are some of my favorite of the year because they give me an opportunity to comb through my memory and select my favorite books to give to her as a gift.
As an agent, I’m grateful for the chance to find new books that I love and help bring them to even more readers.