ICM Partners Adds Lit Agent Anna Stein

She headed the New York office of Aitken Alexander Associates.

ICM Partners has hired another top literary agent, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Anna Stein, who launched and heads the New York office of London-based Aitken Alexander Associates, is joining the agency on Dec. 1.

Stein’s literary fiction and narrative non-fiction clients include National Book Award finalist Ben Lerner, New York Times best-selling novelist Maria Semple (Where’d You Go, Bernadette) and Hanya Yanagihara, whose latest novel, A Little Life, is currently a National Book Award finalist and short-listed for The Man Booker Prize.

“As her clients’ success with readers and literary awards demonstrates, Anna is a tastemaker and a terrific advocate for authors," said ICM partner Sloan Harris, who co-heads the publications department with Esther Newberg.

ICM’s publishing department is one of the agency’s strongest, representing more than 100 New York Times best-sellers every year. Its roster of acclaimed novelists, journalists and other writers includes Nobel, Pulitzer and National Book Award winners. In 2012, the agency formed ICM Partners/Sagalyn with Washington, D.C.-based lit agent Rafe Sagalyn, and a year later formed an alliance with New York’s Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency, now called Gelfman Schneider/ICM Partners.

“It is a true privilege to join such a warm, dynamic and talented group of agents,” said Stein, who prior to joining Aitken Alexander in 2009 was an agent and foreign rights manager at the Irene Skolnick Literary Agency.