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Laurie Fox

Laurie Fox is the West Coast Associate for the Linda Chester Literary Agency, which has its home office in Manhattan. As Chester's partner, Fox joined the agency in 1989 and is celebrating 25 years with the agency. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz (emphasis in Creative Writing and Theatre), Laurie is a published author of fiction and poetry, including Sexy Hieroglyphics (Chronicle Books, poetry) and two novels, My Sister from the Black Lagoon (SF Chronicle bestseller) and The Lost Girls both from Simon & Schuster.

For the Chester Agency, Fox develops and markets books in the areas of literary/quality fiction, memoir/biography, popular culture, the arts, and cutting-edge tech/science. With Linda Chester, Laurie co-agented Wally Lamb's She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True. Her New York Times bestsellers include Lolly Winston's Good Grief, James R. Hansen's First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, Daniel Wilson's Robopocalypse which Spielberg will be directing as a feature film; Tim Farrington's The Monk Downstairs; and Cameron West's memoir First Person Plural.

Other highlights include: NYT's bestselling author's Cheryl Strayed's first novel, Torch; Jonathan Kirsch's bestselling The Harlot By the Side of the Road; Robert Zubrin's classic The Case For Mars; Carolyn Cooke's story collection, The Bostons (NY Times Notable Book of the Year) and novel Daughters of the Revolution (New Yorker Book of the Year); Michael Gurian's The Wonder of Boys; Bob Walker's The Cats' House; Philip Sudo's Zen Guitar and David Corbett's highly acclaimed literary crime fiction.

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