When accepting new clients for representation, Julie is especially interested in working with emerging writers and developing long term relationships. Her list is extremely selective, which enables her to offer her clients the attention and support services they deserve.
Julie is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, and is on the boards of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, The Center for Fiction, and One Story. Before becoming an agent, Julie worked at Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers in New York City. She is a graduate of Vassar College.
Interviews with Julie have appeared in Poets & Writers, Ploughshares, Mediabistro, and on the websites of agent Elisabeth Weed and author Megan Crane. An essay by Julie on short story collections was published on the Fiction Writers Review blog.
Anna Geller began her publishing career in Paris, working as an assistant at the literary agency Agence Michelle Lapautre and as a junior editor at Editions Plon. In 2008 she moved to New York to join Maria B. Campbell Associates, where she scouted books for international publishers, with a particular focus on the British, French and Italian markets. She joined Barer Literary in 2013 to oversee translation rights for the agency, working in conjunction with co-agents throughout the world and attending the Frankfurt and London book fairs annually to sell foreign rights for Barer Literary clients. Anna also handles audio and film rights for the agency. She is a graduate of Smith College, La Sorbonne Nouvelle and the Columbia Publishing Course, where she also teaches.
William Boggess began his career at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, before working at Barer Literary as the agency assistant until 2010. After leaving for two years to work on the editorial side at Little, Brown and Company, he is returning to represent literary fiction and narrative nonfiction, as well as provide editorial support for the agency’s authors. He grew up in the mountains of North Carolina, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Gemma Purdy assists the staff and clients of Barer Literary in an administrative and creative capacity. She previously worked as an equestrian trainer in Riverdale, New York and a sea turtle conservationist with Fundación OSA in Costa Rica. Gemma enjoys reading all literary genres, but is particularly drawn to essay collections and mystery novels. In 2012, Gemma graduated cum laude from Stony Brook University with a B.A. in Anthropology.