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Meg Thompson (Founder) grew up in Lubbock, TX and moved to NY in 1998 to attend New York University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a degree in British and American Literature. She started in publishing in 2002 working for President Bill Clinton in his Harlem office as a researcher and fact checker on his memoir, My Life. She then went to work for Charlie Rose as a writer and researcher at his legendary PBS show before joining LJK Literary Management in 2005. She worked at LJK for six years before founding her own agency with Susanna Einstein, the Einstein Thompson Agency. After three successful years at ETA, Meg decided to launch her own agency, Thompson Literary LLC. Her clients include #1 NY Times bestselling cookbook author Lisa Leake of 100 Days of Real Food, NY Times bestsellers Ken Denmead, Kelle Hampton, Tom Hart, and Jeremy Rifkin, NY Times and New Yorker essayist Tim Kreider, New York Times bestseller Kim Krans of The Wild Unknown, Daily Rituals author Mason Currey, adventure reporter and Ghost Wave author Chris Dixon, caterer to the stars Mary Giuliani, author of the Gypset series and NY Times Style reporter Julia Chaplin, James Beard Award-winner Alan Tardi, New Yorker cartoonist and essayist Emily Flake, designer Ayse Birsel, Octopus! author, NPR, and Scientific America journalist Katherine Harmon Courage, Missy LeHand biographer Kathryn Smith, memoirist and women's rights activist Maria Toorpakai, and President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, among others. She is interested in biography, memoir, music, popular science, politics, internet-to-book projects, cookbooks, sports, health and wellness, spirituality, fashion, art, popular culture,and anything that advances our cultural and social dialogue to a more elevated level.



Molly Reese Lerner (Associate Agent) graduated cum laude from the Gallatin School at NYU, where she studied literature and languages. Since working in publishing she has represented such clients as NYT Bestseller Stephanie McAfee and the estate of the prolific Donald E. Westlake. At TLA she will handle audio and ebook rights while looking for clients in the realms of food, memoir, literary fiction, and anything she can't stop reading.



John Thorn (Affiliate Agent) brings to TLA more than four decades in the book industry, as a publisher, author, and literary representative. He is the Official Historian of Major League Baseball. Apart from his creation, with Pete Palmer, of the fondly recalled encyclopedia Total Baseball, he is often visible on ESPN, The History Channel, and other television outlets. He was also a major on-screen presence in and chief consultant to Ken Burns's PBS documentary, Baseball. He has served as curatorial consultant and literary representative to the Museum of the City of New York, for whom he created New York 400, and currently works with the National Museum of American Jewish History and Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is interested in sports projects, of course, and historical nonfiction of all sorts.
Cindy Uh (Senior Agent) grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from Boston College with a degree in Communications and a minor in Faith, Peace, and Justice. She received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal. After practicing law for six years, she left the world of litigation behind to pursue her lifelong love of books, getting her start in publishing as an intern at Einstein Thompson Agency before joining TLA in 2015. Cindy is excited to continue developing talent in both adult nonfiction and children's fiction and nonfiction with an emphasis on compelling stories, distinct voices, and diversity (of all types). Her clients include Mari Andrew, Bridget Beth Collins, Kimothy Pikor, Brent Preston, Kristin Russell, Shelly Westerhausen, and President of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, co-represented with Meg Thompson.



Kiele Raymond (Senior Agent) grew up on the New Hampshire seacoast. She began her publishing career at Simon & Schuster in 2009, contributing to multiple New York Times bestsellers at both Touchstone and Gallery Books. Five years later, she left New York to freelance and travel across Europe before settling happily back in Brooklyn. Kiele received her B.A. in Anthropology and English Literature from Johns Hopkins University and her M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. She joined TLA in 2017 to seek out bold new voices in literary fiction and is especially interested in writers from all corners who, in the words of Hermione Lee, stand at “an odd angle to the world.” Her clients include Peace Medie, Ari Braverman, Nichole Perkins, Tana Wojczuk, Ben Nickol, and Courtney Emerson, among others.



Sandy Hodgman (Director of Foreign Rights) has worked in publishing for almost two decades. A graduate of Colgate University, she began her career in the Editorial Department at John Wiley & Sons and then Little, Brown. Moving over to the foreign rights side of the business, she has handled the UK and translation rights at The Robbins Office, HarperCollins Publishers, LJK Literary Management, and The Einstein Thompson Agency before forming Hodgman Literary which represents UK and translation rights on behalf of a select group of literary agencies. She has worked with authors including Madeleine Albright, Ree Drummond, Mireille Guiliano, Gregory Maguire, Rafael Nadal, Ruth Reichl, Jeremy Rifkin, Maria Toorpakai, and Mason Currey, among many others.

Sandy is a fixture at the London Book Fair, BookExpo America, and the Frankfurt Book Fair and travels overseas to maintain relationships and promote our titles throughout the year.