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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, and Jeremy Rifkin, NY Times and New Yorker essayist Tim Kreider, Kim Krans of The Wild Unknown, Daily Rituals author Mason Currey, Mapping Manhattan author Becky Cooper, 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 Emily Flake, designer Ayse Birsel, Octopus! author, NPR, and Scientific America journalist Katherine Harmon Courage, Missy LeHand biographer Kathryn Smith, and memoirist and women's rights activist Maria Toorpakai. She is interested in biography, memoir, music, popular science, politics, blog-to-book projects, cookbooks, sports, health and wellness, spirituality, fashion, art, and popular culture.



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 Magna Cum Laude 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 the 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 the Einstein Thompson Agency before joining TLA. Cindy is a member of SCBWI and on the Advisory Board of First Book Manhattan. She is excited to continue developing talent in both fiction and nonfiction with a particular interest in children's books. In Childrens', Cindy is accepting picture book, middle grade and YA submissions, including nonfiction queries. She loves compelling characters and distinct voices, and more diversity (of all types) is always welcome!




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.



Liz Levin (Affiliate Agent), a Southern California native, attended Pomona College, where her thesis on Alice in Wonderland won the English Department top honors. After graduating with a joint degree in Spanish and English Literature, she moved to Spain on a Fulbright Scholarship to continue her research in children's literature. She began her publishing career in Madrid as an Editorial Assistant at Cambridge University Press before moving back to the States to attend UCLA School of Law. As a law student, she studied international media law, was an editor of the Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, and a member of the prestigious Global Justice Clinic. A member of the Bar in California, she is well versed in domestic and international copyright and trademark law for publishing, film, and television. As an agent, she is interested in narrative nonfiction, fashion, beauty, history, and biography.