Meredith Kaffel Simonoff, formerly an agent with the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency, joined DeFiore and Company in early 2012. She represents and is seeking arresting voices across a spectrum of genres, though she is most interested in adult literary and upmarket fiction, literary creative nonfiction, illustrators with distinct narrative points of view, and literary books for children. She is drawn to writing steeped in ferocity of language, purpose, intellect and heart.

Prior to joining the publishing world, Meredith earned her B.A. in Renaissance Studies at Yale, where she focused primarily on Italian Renaissance art history, architecture and literature. You can follow Meredith on Twitter at @Mere215. She is a member of the AAR and PEN.

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