Full Agent Profile: Ayesha Pande


Ayesha Pande

Ayesha Pande Literary

Literary Fiction | Chick Lit | Commercial Fiction | Fantasy | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Short Stories | Multi-Cultural | Graphic Novels | New Adult

History | Sports | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Politics | Science | How-To | Multi-Cultural | Memoirs | Travel | Pop Culture | Narrative | Cultural/Social Issues | Technology | Journalism

  • This agent accepts queries

    • Looking for clients whose projects match her eclectic interests, from literary to popular fiction, including women's fiction, African-American and international.
    • She also represents nonfiction, including narrative and literary nonfiction, memoir, biography, history, popular culture, multicultural, and science and medicine.
    • She does NOT represent romance, poetry, screenplays or illustrated children’s books.

    • Former editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    • She is actively looking for clients
    • Masters from Columbia University.

    Non-Fiction | Politics | Cultural/Social Issues
    Congressman Luis Gutierrez's STILL DREAMING: My Puerto-Rican Journey from the Streets of Chicago to the Halls of Congress, covering his rise to become the nation's foremost Latino elected official and champion of immigrants, to Alane Mason at Norton.

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Elizabeth Richards's THE BLACK CITY CHRONICLES, set in the burning ruins of the Black City, where in the aftermath of a bloody war humans and Darklings live divided by a high wall and where a half-blood Darkling and the daughter of the Sentry Emissary who hates Darklings, struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, to Stacey Barney at Putnam Children's, for publication in August 2012, in a three-book deal.

    Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
    Author of FINNY, Justin Kramon's THE PRESERVATIONIST, a psychological suspense novel detailing an unraveling relationship and a man on the brink of violence, to Maia Larson at Pegasus.

    Finny: A Novel
    Author:   Justin Kramon
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Random House Trade Paperbacks (July 13, 2010)
    Finny Short is an observant, defiant fourteen-year-old who figures she’s stuck with her lonely lot in life until she meets Earl Henckel, a boy who comes from an even stranger place than she does. Unhappy with Finny’s budding romance with Earl, her parents ship her off to Thorndon boarding school. But mischief follows Finny as she befriends New York heiress Judith Turngate, a girl whose charm belies a disquieting reckless streak. Finny’s relationships with Earl and Judith open her up to dizzying possibilities of love and loss and propel her into a remarkable adventure spanning twenty years and two continents.
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    Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
    Author:   Danielle Evans
    Genres:   Short Stories | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:   Riverhead Hardcover (September 23, 2010)
    A story collection about young African-American women struggling to transcend their pasts
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    Secret Daughter: A Novel
    Author:   Shilpi Somaya Gowda
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:   William Morrow (March 9, 2010)
    In India in 1984, destitute Kavita secretly carries her newborn daughter to an orphanage, knowing her husband, Jasu, would do away with the baby just as he had with their firstborn daughter. In their social stratum, girls are considered worthless because they can’t perform physical labor, and their dowries are exorbitant. That same year in San Francisco, two doctors, Somer and Krishnan, she from San Diego, he from Bombay, suffer their second miscarriage and consider adoption. They adopt Asha, a 10-month-old Indian girl from a Bombay orphanage. Yes, it’s Kavita’s daughter. In alternating chapters, Gowda traces Asha’s life in America—her struggle being a minority, despite living a charmed life, and Kavita and Jasu’s hardships.
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    The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives: A Novel
    Author:   Lola Shoneyin
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:   William Morrow (June 29, 2010)
    A Nigerian "Big Love", about the unexpected consequences that result when a polygamist brings home a fourth wife who is not only younger, but a college graduate.
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    Author:   Patricia Engel
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Short Stories | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:   Grove Press, Black Cat (September 14, 2010)
    A collection that follows a single narrator growing up in small town New Jersey and navigating her identity as a daughter of the Colombian diaspora
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    Strange Trade: The Story of Two Women Who Risked Everything in the International Drug Trade
    Author:   Asale Angel-Ajani
    Genres:   Multi-Cultural | Women's Issues
    Publisher:   Seal Press (September 28, 2010)
    One of the world’s leading experts on women and organized crime, author Asale Angel-Ajani spent more than ten years interviewing and researching the lives of two women--Mary, a Liberian drug courier with a college education, and Pauline, a Ugandan wife, mother, and drug cartel boss--locked up in Italy’s notorious Rebibbia Prison, and gaining unprecedented access into the narcotics trade.
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