Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Lauren Hall of Folio Literary

Lauren Hall is a literary agent with Folio Literary.

Lauren is a literary agent, executive producer, and multiple #1 New York Times bestselling writer who comes alongside incisive thinkers and writers to bring ideas to life.

Over her ten years in publishing, she has worked on 26 New York Times bestselling books, collaborating with and representing both new and seasoned talent. Having participated in every step of the publishing process—agenting, editing, designing, promoting, and co-writing—has provided her with a deep and holistic insight into what makes a book both commercially and culturally successful. Her comprehensive and integrated approach means she loves being a creative collaborator.

As the former Editorial Director for a full-service literary agency, Lauren wrote and developed proposals and provided editorial for the agency’s larger clients while working closely with both authors and publishers to develop and sell influential books. She trained and managed a team of writers, editors, and designers to take books from concept to completion. In addition, she is a seasoned collaborator and has ghostwritten several bestselling books for select authors.

In 2020, she co-founded Content Capital, a content agency that serves talent through multiple verticals including books, podcasts, television, and film. Prior to her work in literary and talent management, Lauren worked at The Village Voice and literary non-profit, 826NYC.

Lauren joined Folio in 2022 and now resides in Austin, Texas. When not reading books, writing books, or talking about books, she’s ideally on a bike ride, exploring some new city, or hosting a dinner and listening to stories over a long, unhurried meal.

What I’m looking for

“I am looking for commercial nonfiction, pop culture, pop-science/psychology, cultural criticism, memoir, humor, lifestyle, cookbooks, health and wellness, essay collections, illustrated/gift books, underrepresented voices, and select literary, upmarket, and historical fiction.”

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