Fellow – Meg Thompson — Director, Thompson Literary Agency


A leading agent on the cutting edge of the rapidly changing publishing industry, Meg Thompson 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. 

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