Welcome! The Brattle Agency LLC is a full service literary agency located in Cambridge, Massachusetts dedicated to nurturing the creativity of its clients and maintaining close relationships with editors and publishers in the United States as well as around the world.
The agency provides comprehensive assistance to clients in all areas related to their work, including editorial guidance, submission and sale of works to both large and small publishers, contract negotiations, foreign language sales, film and television licenses, and marketing and publicity strategies.
Drawing upon deep editorial expertise, knowledge of the industry, and extensive experience in contract negotiations, the agency provides editorial judgment and input, marketing consultation, and rights management The first priority, however, is to ensure clients have the peace of mind to concentrate on their manuscripts, not their contracts.
As a literary agent and founder of The Brattle Agency LLC, Christopher brings his diverse publishing experience to the agency and prides himself on working closely with his authors to make their goal of publication become a reality.
A veteran of the book publishing industry, Christopher started his career in a way too few publishing professionals do: he worked at a famous used/antiquarian book store, Valley Books in Amherst and the internationally known bookshop, the Harvard Book Store, in Cambridge (as well as stints at the Odyssey Bookshop, Goliard Books (R.I.P.), and WordsWorth Books). A graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Course, he worked as a marketing manager before joining Beacon Press in Boston in 2000 as an assistant to the director and acquisitions editor where he had the unique opportunity to acquire and edit both fiction and nonfiction. Learning how books sell at the point of purchase informed his notions of acquiring books when he was an editor and guides him when representing authors and placing manuscripts as an agent. His areas of interest are wide-ranging and include American and European history, American studies, political theory, race studies, cultural studies, literary fiction, music, art history, and sports. He has finally learned that graphic novels are not comic books but serious fiction. It took him a while to get there.
A native of Amherst, Massachusetts, Christopher lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.