Get to Know an Editor in Attendance: Anna Michels of Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Landmark

Screen Shot 2017-11-04 at 12.21.06 AM.pngAnna Michels is an editor with Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Landmark.

Fiction interests: Commercial literary fiction with interesting settings and a strong narrative voice (such as Burial Rites by Hannah Kent and The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman); mystery (particularly cozy, historical, and crossover literary—think Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger), psychological suspense, and literary thriller.

Nonfiction interests: Memoir by writers who connect the events of their lives to readers through incredible storytelling; smart practical nonfiction with a unique hook and prescriptive elements; gift books with a strong hook and graphic elements (including humor and inspiration); history (narrative and quirky reference).

She is not seeking: Romance, YA, children’s books, or poetry.

Some favorite books and authors she didn’t publish: The complete works of David Foster Wallace, Donna Tartt, Ann Patchett, and Jane Hamilton. Wild by Cheryl Strayed, On Writing by Stephen King, Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.

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