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.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Katelyn Hales joined the Robin Straus Agency in 2015 after internships at Writers House, and W. W. Norton & Company. Prior to working in publishing, Katelyn was a modern dancer in New York City for a number of years.