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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 Grigorescu

Ali Hunt

Andrea Wayne-von Konigslow

Andy Walker

Anton Yakovlev

Banafsheh Erfanian

Benjamin Errett

Brad Orsted

Candas Jane Dorsey

Chase Compton

Chris Travis

Christina Kilbourne

Claire Letemendia

Cynthia Pelayo

Dana Goldstein

David Layton

Dawn Heimer

Diane Terrana

Elaine Lee

Ell Orion

Emma Stuart Campbell

GM Palmer

Hal Niedzviecki

Howard Wong

Imogen Lloyd Webber

Jeffrey Barken

Jennifer Waring

Jessica Westhead

John Semley

Kalena Miller

Katherine Walker

Kathy Miller

Kelley Harrell

King Britt

Lee Matthew Goldberg

Lynne Schmidt

Marisa Noelle

Matt Zambrano

Meg Hafdahl

Michael Soussan

Mike Thorn

Nadia Guo

Nathaniel G Moore

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel

Pat David

Patrick Bohan

Piper Whelan

Rhonda J. Garcia

Robert Earl Stewart

Saad T. Farooqi

Sandra Carrington-Smith

Sean Martines

Shinan Govani

Shylah Addante

Stephen Stohn

Suzanne ‘Xan’ van Rooyen

Timothy Christian

Varda Burstyn

Winston Pei

Adrian Alphona

Alex Huntley

Alexandra Risen

Alisha Sevigny

Andrew Kaufman

Anne Carter

Arkadi Kuhlmann

Barbara Radecki

Bev Katz Rosenbaum

Bronwyn Fischer

Chad McBride

Chris Johns

Chris Turner

Christina Strasbourg

Cole Imperi

Dallas Athent

Danna Staaf

David Leach

Debbie Fox

E. Paul Zehr

Elana Millman

Emily Lipinski

Erin K Barnes

Greg Rhyno

Harry Endrulat

Humayun Khan

JE (Jayne) Barnard

Jennifer MacLean

Jesse Gilmour

Joan Marie Galat

Jonathan Tepper

Kamal Gupta

Kathleen Trotter

Katie Peyton

Kelly Florence

Leanne Shirtliffe

Leslie Shimotakahara

Madelaine Shaw-Wong

Mark Milke

Maureen Medved

Michael Hingston

Michel Basilières

Miriam Porter

Natalie MacLean

Nick Pengelley

Oonagh Duncan

Pat Giles

Pauline Thompson

Rebecca Nison

Richard Scarsbrook

Rory AB Forrest

Sally Moore

Sandra V. Feder

Sheryl McFarlane

Shirlee Smith Matheson

Sohan Koonar

Steven Wu

Tanya Visceglia

Todd MacLean

Wes Hall

Yong Fei Guan

Alex Brueckmann

Alex Varricchio

Ali Bryan

Alyssa Huizing

Andrew Lafleche

Anneke Lucas

Audrey Francis-Plante

Barbra Leslie

Bob Levin

Bruce Philp

Charles Bongers

Chris Starkus

Christianna Marks

Christopher Ward

Cory Vitiello

Dana Church

Dave Butler

David Skuy

Denise Hearn

Elaine Dewar

Elizabeth Whitton

Emily Weedon

Faye Arcand

Hailey Piper

Ho Che Anderson

Iain Reading

Jeff Dess

Jennifer Sommersby

Jessica Guess

Joanne Vannicola

Judith Clark

Karen Bass

Kathryn Paulsen

Kay Walker

Kiirsten May

Lee Gowan

Lois Donovan

Margot Berwin

Mary Boone

Maurice Vellekoop

Michael Rowe

Michelle Kim

Morgan K Smith

Natasha Zimmers

Nicole Hackett

Oscar Allueva

Patricia Fulton

Peter Goddard

Ren Dodd

Rob Bowman

Rupinder Gill

Sam Juric

Sara Flemington

Sheryl McFarlane

Showey Yazdanian

Stephen Aitken

Susanna Power

Thom Vernon

Trilby Kent

Willow Verkerk

Yvette d'Entremont