Veteran literary agent Susan Golomb, who launched her eponymous shingle in 1990, is joining Writers House. Golomb, who represents some of the most successful and lauded literary authors working today--including Jonathan Franzen and William T. Vollmann--will start her new job March 1.
Writers House, which was founded in 1974, currently has 15 agents and offices in New York, California and London. Some of the major authors WH represents include Neil Gaiman, John Green, Michael Lewis, Stephen Hawking and Nora Roberts. Golomb will join WH along with her assistant, Scott Cohen, and her foreign rights director, Soumeya Bendimerad.
At WH, Bendimerad will be initially working on the transition of Golomb's client list. After that, she will be working with WH's subsidiary rights department, as well as developing her own list as a junior agent.
Speaking to the move, Golomb said: "After celebrating 25 years of having my own agency, I wanted to spend the next 25 years in the company of other agents. The agents at Writers House are some of the most brilliant in the business." Golomb added that she is "eager to join a company that has the kind of leverage that is increasingly necessary in today’s complicated marketplace. And the Writers House approach to agenting reflects the kind of attention and care to which my clients are accustomed.”
Amy Berkower, chairwoman of WH, said Golomb's "great taste, her commitment to personalized service and her strong advocacy align perfectly with the Writers House culture."