Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Michele Crim of Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management

Screen Shot 2019-11-16 at 2.47.53 PMMichele Crim is the west coast literary agent for Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management.

She loves nonfiction and is open to almost anything (no memoir) if the author is an expert or has a nice platform. She has clients that write personal finance and business, health and wellness, spirituality, self-help, and more.

Her fiction tastes are eclectic and she is always seeking a good read. “For fiction, I will look at anything — except books for teens or children. Right now, I have clients writing adult fantasy, fictional military history, and #ownvoices.”

Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management is a boutique agency known for their food and lifestyle authors. MBG represents authors such as Mark Bittman and Jean-Georges
Vongerichten, Deborah Madison, Cal Peternell and Mads Refslund, co-founder of Noma. They also work with food writers such as Beth Kirby, Sarah Britton, and Tess Masters, as well as many fiction, nonfiction, and narrative nonfiction authors.

At the helm of Ten Speed Press (an imprint of Penguin Random House) marketing for 11 years, Michele launched books for cultural luminaries such as Marie Kondo, Deborah Madison, Yotam Ottolenghi, Heidi Swanson, the Food52 team, Andrea Nguyen, Tess Masters, and David Lebovitz. Among others, Michele represents Yumiko Sekine, founder of the beloved brand Fog Linen Work; Allison Arevalo, best-selling author of The Mac + Cheese Cookbook and The Pasta Friday Cookbook; Charleen Badman, James Beard Award winner and celebrated chef-owner of FnB Restaurant in Scottsdale; the Red Boat Fish Sauce team; Emma Zimmerman, co-owner of the famed Hayden Flour Mills; Rasana  Atreya, best-selling author of Tell A Thousand Lies, short-listed for the UK’s Tibor James South Asia Prize; and Benjamin Sledge, an insightful and influential warrior, poet, philosopher whose writing regularly goes viral on medium.com and other online platforms.

Prior to her Ten Speed assignment she represented the University of California Press and Princeton University Press as sales manager for the western territory; she directed the sales and marketing program for Nolo Press; and she was a marketing director for Publishers Group West.

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