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Sam Hiyate

President and CEO

Sam worked at the literary magazines Blood & Aphorisms and The Quarterly in the 90s. He ran the edgy micropublisher, Gutter Press, from 1993 to 2002, as publisher. He launched the literary division of The Lavin Agency in 2003, where he built a list of clients and did his first deals. Sam’s projects for the agency have been in various categories, including memoir, literary and commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction and graphic novels.

 

He’s looking for works of all categories with distinct and compelling voices. He loved to discover and help new writers prepare their works for the market, and to help them build a career with their talent. Sam is actively speaking about creative writing, publishing and agenting. his newest project is donttalktomeaboutlove.com, a LitSite with writing and art about love.

Interested in: Business, Commercial Upmarket, Crime, Literary Fiction, Memoir, Non-fiction, Thriller
Clients:

AJ Celis

Alex DiFrancesco

Alexandra Brett

Ali Bryan

Andrea Wayne-von Konigslow

Andrew Lafleche

Angela Franzer

Anton Yakovlev

Audrey Francis-Plante

Barbra Leslie

Bev Katz Rosenbaum

Brad Orsted

Caroline Habib

Charlotte Joyce Kidd

Chris Starkus

Christianna Marks

Christopher Ward

Cory Vitiello

Dana Brooks

Danna Staaf

David Layton

Dawn Heimer

Diane Terrana

Elaine Lee

Emily Lipinski

Erin K Barnes

GM Palmer

Harry Endrulat

Humayun Khan

Isabela Freitas

Jeff Dess

Jennifer MacLean

Jesse Gilmour

Joan Marie Galat

John Semley

Judith Clark

Karen Bass

Katherine Walker

Katie Peyton

King Britt

Lee Matthew Goldberg

Lila Cecil

Lynn Crymble

Mansoor Ladha

Marisa Noelle

Mary Boone

Maurice Vellekoop

Michael Hingston

Mike Thorn

Nadia Guo

Nicole Hackett

Oonagh Duncan

Patricia Fulton

Peter Goddard

Richard Scarsbrook

Rupinder Gill

Sandra Carrington-Smith

Sheryl McFarlane

Showey Yazdanian

Stephanie Innes

Stephen Stohn

Suzanne ‘Xan’ van Rooyen

Todd MacLean

Willow Verkerk

Yvette d'Entremont

Adrian Alphona

Alex Huntley

Alexandra Grigorescu

Ali Hunt

Andrea Werhun

Andrew Wilmot

Anne Carter

Aparna Shewakramani

Banafsheh Erfanian

Becky Monson

Bianca Marais

Bruce Philp

Cecilia Lyra

Chase Compton

Chris Travis

Christina Kilbourne

Claire Letemendia

Courtney Jung

Dana Church

Dave Butler

David Leach

Debbie Fox

E. Paul Zehr

Elana Millman

Emma Stuart Campbell

Erin Woodward

Greg Rhyno

Ho Che Anderson

Iain Reading

JE (Jayne) Barnard

Jeffrey Barken

Jennifer Sommersby

Jessica Hinkson

Joanne Vannicola

John Windsor

Kalena Miller

Kari Nixon

Kathryn Paulsen

Kay Walker

Leanne Shirtliffe

Lene Andersen

Lois Donovan

Lynne Schmidt

Margot Berwin

Mark Milke

Matt Zambrano

Melanie Wills

Michel Basilières

Miriam Porter

Nathaniel G Moore

Nicole Snow

Oscar Allueva

Patrick Bohan

Piper Whelan

Rob Bowman

Sally Moore

Sandra V. Feder

Shinan Govani

Shylah Addante

Stephanie Parent

Susan Mockler

Thom Vernon

Trilby Kent

Winston Pei

Alex Appel

Alex Varricchio

Alexandra Risen

Amy Rosen

Andrew Kaufman

Andy Walker

Anneke Lucas

Arkadi Kuhlmann

Barbara Radecki

Benjamin Errett

Bob Levin

Candas Jane Dorsey

Chad McBride

Chris Johns

Chris Turner

Christine Walde

Cole Imperi

Dallas Athent

Dana Goldstein

David Edward

David Skuy

Denise Hearn

Elaine Dewar

Elizabeth Whitton

Erin Butler

Faye Arcand

Hal Niedzviecki

Howard Wong

Imogen Lloyd Webber

Jane Gregorie

Jenna Ferrey

Jennifer Waring

Jessica Westhead

John Farndon

Jonathan Tepper

Kamal Gupta

Kath Siriunas

Kathy Miller

Kiirsten May

Lee Gowan

Leslie Shimotakahara

Love Hudson-Maggio

Madelaine Shaw-Wong

Marina Klimenko

Marsha Smolev

Maureen Medved

Michael Decorte

Michelle Kim

Morgan K Smith

Nick Pengelley

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel

Pat Giles

Pauline Thompson

Rebecca Nison

Robert Earl Stewart

Sam Juric

Sara Flemington

Shirlee Smith Matheson

Sohan Koonar

Stephen Aitken

Susanna Power

Timothy Christian

Varda Burstyn

Yong Fei Guan