Lauren Hall is a literary agent, executive producer, and multiple #1 New York Times bestselling writer and collaborator.
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, ghostwriting, and co-writing—has provided her with a deep insight into what makes a book both commercially and culturally successful. With a formal traditional background in publishing as an agent and editor, she now hopes to thoughtfully dismantle obligatory processes to build more thoughtful and holistic paths forward.
As the former Editorial Director for a full-service literary agency, Lauren developed proposals and provided editorial for the agency’s larger clients while working closely with both authors and publishers to develop and pitch powerful books. She trained and managed a team of writers, editors, and designers to take books from concept to completion and, when time allowed, she ghostwrote for select authors.
In 2020, Lauren co-founded Capital Literary that holistically served 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 has had the pleasure of hosting and interviewing popular writers and artists like Paul Auster, Malcolm Gladwell, Colum McCann, Zadie Smith, Sarah Vowell, and Duran Duran.
Lauren joined Folio Literary Management 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.
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