Representing AdUlt Fiction And Nonfiction Authors


Chandler Crawford has worked in publishing for 39 years, beginning with a stint at the Ghana Publishing Corporation in West Africa in the early 1980s. She worked at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in New York City as a foreign scout for 14 years representing international publishers and film producers. She was instrumental in finding American books – both fiction and nonfiction – for translation and feature film adaptation for her clients, from works by Paul Auster, Louise Erdrich to John Grisham and a myriad of non-fiction authors.  While at Greenburger Associates, she sold international rights for various clients, most notably, Vaclav Havel and Robert Musil on behalf of Rowohlt Verlag, Germany  and selling the queen of Japanese crime fiction, Shuzuku Natsui on behalf of Tuttle-Mori Agency, Japan.

For the past 25 years she has run her own successful literary agency, selling international rights for American books. She has licensed works in more than 63 languages for novelist Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner, etc.), and has represented Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society) and non-fiction, including Dr. Edith Eger (The Choice), Viktor Frankl (Man’s Search for Meaning), His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (The Book of Joy), Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie), Carol Bolt (The Book of Answers), Eric Larsen (Devil in the White City, etc.).   Recently she has licensed international bestsellers from Japan, including non-fiction titles The Courage to be Disliked and The Art of Simple Living, and fiction author Keigo Higashino (Miracles of the Namiya General Store) as well as nonfiction and fiction from bestselling authors from Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, South Korea, China, Italy, and France.

Over the years Chandler has been a regular at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the London Book Fair, and was a fellow at the Jerusalem Book Fair and has attended bookfairs in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Gothenburg, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Guadalajara and writers conventions in various cities in the USA as a featured speaker.  In June of 2019 she won the Art Omi Leadership Award.

When she was 10 years old a tea-leaf reader told her that she would ‘travel the world and read a lot of books’ – both have, thankfully, come true.


Chandler is not accepting submission queries at this time.