Founded in 1983, Robin Straus Agency, Inc. is a full service literary agency representing a select group of authors. We believe the agent-author relationship should be a long one, extending well beyond the initial contractual negotiations, into the various phases of the publishing process. We offer expert editorial and marketing advice, as well as licensing, and selling TV/film, audio, foreign, dramatic and serial rights.
Robin Straus is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives and the Women's Media Group. She graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in art history and English literature and received her M.B.A. from New York University. Prior to becoming an agent, she served as a subsidiary rights manager at Random House and Doubleday and worked in editorial at Little, Brown. She was an agent at the Wallace & Sheil Agency before founding Robin Straus Agency, Inc. in 1983. In 2014 she acquired The Wallace Literary Agency.
Katelyn Hales is a Junior Agent at the Robin Straus Agency. She joined the agency in 2015 after internships at Writers House, and W. W. Norton & Company. Katelyn works alongside Robin and is also actively building her own list of authors. She is acquiring both adult fiction and nonfiction. Katelyn is particularly interested in literary and character driven science fiction and speculative fiction, upmarket and literary fiction, as well as books on pop culture, current affairs, and narrative non-fiction or memoirs with unusual and fresh perspectives. She is always drawn to the taboo, comedy/satire, and women in space.
Prior to working in publishing, Katelyn was a modern dancer in NYC for a number of years. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in Brooklyn.