Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher joined DeFiore & Company Literary Management Inc., as a literary agent in 2014, after working at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates for five years.

Lisa represents novelists and memoirists who are great storytellers, delivering both narrative urgency and dramatic tension, combined with multi-faceted characters and a transporting sense of place, as well as experts, celebrities, academics, and journalists writing across a range of nonfiction categories. She has more than thirty years of publishing experience and insight from both sides of the Atlantic, and now as an agent, being a champion of authors and their work continues to be her passion. Her clients include New York Times bestselling novelists Christopher Moore and Charles Todd; Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Keller; national bestseller Hank Phillippi Ryan; film director, producer, author and painter Leopoldo Gout; New York Times bestselling collaborator Anthony Bozza; memoirist Molly Bloom; and #1 New York Times bestseller Dr. Ian K. Smith, to name a few.

Formerly SVP & Publisher, William Morrow (an imprint of HarperCollins), Gallagher was previously Associate Publisher at Bloomsbury USA, following a move to New York from Bloomsbury's London office in 1998. Gallagher was educated at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, UK, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Submission Guidelines: No hard copy submissions are accepted. Please submit the first ten pages or your manuscript or proposal to in the body of your email. No attachments, please. Submissions that include them won’t be opened.

Lisa will do her best to read and respond to you within six weeks of receiving your submission. Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions received, she is unable to respond to every one personally, so if you haven’t heard from her at all by then, it means that Lisa is unable to offer you representation.  It is acceptable to make multiple submissions to different agencies - just let her know - and if you get an offer of representation from another agent before hearing back from Lisa, she would be grateful if you could let her know by sending an email with the subject line “Offer received.” Thank you very much.

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    William Morrow, 2022
    HarperOne, 2022
    Forge Books, 2021