Seth Fishman has joined The Gernert Company as an agent. Fishman, who was most recently an agent at Sterling Lord, represents, among others, Tea Obreht (who wrote The Tiger's Wife and appeared in The New Yorker's recent "20 Under 40" series), Shawn Goodman (Something Like Hope), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole), and John Lutz (Down the Mystery River). Before joining Sterling Lord, Fishman was at the Donald Maass Agency, where he started his publishing career.