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ZSH Literary

Elias Altman

Elias Altman represents narrative nonfiction, history, cultural criticism as well as literary fiction and memoir.

Elias graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in art history and English in 2007. He immediately moved to New York City, where he joined the editorial staff of Lapham's Quarterly. Working there for seven years and becoming a senior editor, he commissioned and edited award-winning and anthologized essays by a diversity of novelists, memoirists, literary critics, historians, and travel writers, including Anne Fadiman, Pico Iyer, Daniel Mason, Francine Prose, Charles Baxter, Simon Winchester, Terry Eagleton, Michael Wood, and Jeffrey Gettleman.

Elias is interested in sharp and moving narratives featuring psychological insight and strong characters, whether in novels, memoirs, history, or narrative nonfiction.