Joëlle Delbourgo, President and Founder, Literary Agent and Publishing Consultant
Joëlle Delbourgo is President and Founder of Joëlle Delbourgo Associates. She represents a broad range of adult nonfiction and fiction, as well as a select and growing list of young adult and middle grade fiction and nonfiction. Her authors include Edgar-nominated fiction writer Ben H. Winters (The Last Policeman), Dr. Michele Borba, educator and parenting contributor to The Today Show, New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Susan Forward, Ashley Rhodes-Courter (Three Little Words) and Missy Chase Lapine (The Sneaky Chef), Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (For the Next Generation), Israel Meir Lau (former Chief Rabbi of Israel), breast cancer awareness crusader Geralyn Lucas (Why I Wore Lipstick), Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal writers Ellen E. Schultz and Geeta Anand, classicist Philip Freeman (Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great), American Public Media host of Marketplace and Sound Money, Chris Farrell (The New Frugality), and memoirist Abby Sher (Amen, Amen, Amen). Prior to founding Joëlle Delbourgo Associates, Delbourgo was a senior editorial executive at HarperCollins and Random House for more than two decades. The authors she worked with included Ken Davis, Abraham Verghese, Lee Smith, Barbara Tuchman, Carl Sagan, Robert Massie, James P. McPherson, Jim Davis, Sophy Burnham, and Margaret George.
Joëlle is a member of AAR (Association of Authors’ Representatives), on the Executive Board of the Columbia Club of Northern New Jersey, and a former board member and Treasurer of the Women’s Media Group.
Joëlle is as sought-after speaker and instructor at writing conferences and workshops worldwide. She holds a Master of the Arts in English and Comparative Literature with Honors from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of the Arts from Williams College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a double concentration in History and English Literature. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, she has lived on three continents, is fluent in French, and considers herself to be a citizen of the world. The mother of two gainfully employed millennials, she is an ardent student of Latin and ballroom dance and makes a mean chocolate mousse.
To reach Joëlle, email her: firstname.lastname@example.org