Beth Vesel, President
Beth Vesel began her publishing career at the Watkins Loomis Agency in New York in 1985, working under principal agent Gloria Loomis, after which she joined Sanford J. Greenburger Associates as a senior agent for fourteen years. She then founded The Beth Vesel Literary Agency in 2003.
Beth is known for her work with academics, psychiatrists, psychologists and other professionals in helping them transition to authors of landmark books. Her areas of specialty include narrative nonfiction, literary fiction, cultural criticism, psychology, psychiatry, science, health and memoir. Best sellers include Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez, I Don't Want to Talk About It by Terrence Real, Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck, Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson by Keith Ablow, Against Love by Laura Kipnis, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, and NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman. For more information about her interests, please see her q&a.
Beth has a B.A. from UC Berkeley in English and Political Science where she also completed graduate work in comparative literature.
Callie Deitrick, Assistant Agent
Calla Deitrick (nicknamed: Callie) graduated from Hamilton College in 2016 with a major in creative writing and a minor in art and completed the Columbia Publishing Course in 2017. Professionally, she has worked as a publicity and editorial intern at Europa Editions, an editorial intern at Henry Holt where she illustrated the cover of Number One Chinese Restaurant, and a bookseller at Little Joe's. She splits her time as an assistant at the Beth Vesel Literary Agency and Wendy Sherman Associates.
Callie is interested in books that change the way we look at the world, whether that is through magical realism, investigative research, or unique perspectives. In whatever she reads, Callie is drawn to strong and unusual voices and thought-provoking and moving stories. She is primarily interested in adult literary or commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. A few books Callie loved reading recently were The Friend by Sigrid Nunez, Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, and Made for Love by Alissa Nutting.