Adriann Ranta Zurhellen represents New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, journalists, illustrators, and graphic novelists, as well as many other pioneering creative thinkers and leaders in their fields. She represents media in all genres and for all age groups, specializing in projects that subvert expectations, and clever, powerful work that’s still accessible to a general audience. She’s particularly interested in urgent, existential concepts that lift up women’s voices and experiences; underrepresented perspectives; and smart, fresh, genre-bending works for children.
Her recent nonfiction titles include Jennifer Pastiloff’s inspirational memoir On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard, Carrie Goldberg’s legal memoir Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls, and Amanda Yates Garcia’s luminous memoir Initiated: Memoir of a Witch.
Her recent fiction titles include Sarah Gerard’s darkly comic True Love, Jan Eliasberg’s historical fiction Hannah’s War, and Kali Wallace’s sci-fi thriller Salvation Day. Recent children’s titles include Kendare Blake’s #1 NYT bestselling Three Dark Crowns series, Mindy McGinnis’ feminist page-turner The Female of the Species, and Ronald L. Smith’s Black Panther: The Young Prince.
She’s particularly interested in memoir, narrative nonfiction, graphic novels, fiction with a nonfiction hook, tentpole YA, all stripes of MG, author/illustrator picture books, and nonfiction for children.
She lives in New York with her husband and daughter.