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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 with TRF is Agent Provocateur, a pod from an agent's perspective.

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

A. A. Livingston

Alex DiFrancesco

Alexandra Grigorescu

Aliana Wong

Alyssa Huizing

Andrew Kaufman

Anne Carter

Anton Yakovlev

Ashley Mays

Barbra Leslie

Benjamin Errett

Brad Orsted

Brooke Carter

Candas Jane Dorsey

Chase Compton

Chris Starkus

Christianna Marks

Christopher Ward

Coltrane Seesequasis

Dana Church

Danika Stone

David Layton

Dawn Heimer

Deryn Collier

E. Paul Zehr

Elana Millman

Ell Orion

Emily M. Dietrich

Emma Stuart Campbell

Erica Davis

Gabrielle Horne

Greg Rhyno

Ho Che Anderson

Iain Reading

Jan Pippins

Jennifer MacLean

Jesse Gilmour

Joan Marie Galat

Jonathan Tepper

Kamal Gupta

Karen Pierce

Katherine Walker

Kathy Miller

Kelley Harrell

Kiirsten May

Laura Nicol

Leanne Shirtliffe

Leslie Shimotakahara

Liz Kessick

Lynda Calvert

Margot Berwin

Mark Milke

Matt Zambrano

Maurice Vellekoop

Meghan Chayka

Michael Rowe

Michel Basilières

Mike Thorn

Nadia Guo

Natasha Zimmers

Nick Pengelley

Olena Jennings

Pat David

Pauline Thompson

Rebecca Jane

Rhonda J. Garcia

Rick Overwater

Adrian Alphona

Alex Huntley

Alexandra Risen

Alisha Sevigny

Ana Toumine

Andrew Mayeda

Anneke Lucas

Arkadi Kuhlmann

Banafsheh Erfanian

Baņuta Rubess

Bev Katz Rosenbaum

Brittlestar aka Stewart Reynolds

Bruce Philp

Chad McBride

Chloe Ackerman

Chris Travis

Christina Kilbourne

Claire Letemendia

Cory Vitiello

Dana Goldstein

Danna Staaf

David Leach

Debbie Fox

Diane Terrana

Elaine Dewar

Eleanor Cooney

Ellen Chang-Richardson

Emily Weedon

Emma Wilkes

Erin K Barnes

Gabrielle Pipo

Hal Niedzviecki

Howard Wong

Imogen Lloyd Webber

Jeff Dess

Jennifer Sommersby

Jessica Guess

Joanne Vannicola

Judith Clark

Karen Bass

Karen Spafford-Fitz

Kathleen Trotter

Katie Peyton

Kelly Florence

King Britt

Laura Picklesimer

Lee Gowan

Lisa Brahin

Lois Donovan

Lynne Schmidt

Marisa Noelle

Mary Boone

Matthew Pennock

Meg Hafdahl

Michael Hingston

Michael Soussan

Michelle Kim

Miriam Porter

Nancy Pearson

Nathaniel G Moore

Nicole Hackett

Oonagh Duncan

Patricia Fulton

Peter Goddard

Rebecca Nison

Richard A. Kirk

Rob Bowman

Alex Brueckmann

Alex Varricchio

Ali Bryan

Aljon Celis

Andrea Wayne-von Konigslow

Andy Walker

Annette Whipple

Art Ruben

Barbara Radecki

Belle Mott

Bob Levin

Bronwyn Fischer

C.A. Parker

Charles Bongers

Chris Johns

Chris Turner

Christina Strasbourg

Clay Sheldon

Dallas Athent

Daniel Barnett

Dave Butler

David Skuy

Denise Hearn

Drew Dotson

Elaine Lee

Elizabeth Whitton

Emily Lipinski

Emma Sachsse

Eric Beetner

GM Palmer

Greg Bechtel

Harry Endrulat

Humayun Khan

JE (Jayne) Barnard

Jeffrey Barken

Jennifer Waring

Jessica Westhead

John Semley

Kalena Miller

Karen Grose

Kari Ann Gonzalez

Kathryn Paulsen

Kay Walker

Kelly Kaur

Lana Hall

Laura Pratt

Lee Matthew Goldberg

Lisa Kerr

Luke T. Harrington

Madelaine Shaw-Wong

Mark David Smith

Mary Mellon

Maureen Medved

Megan Clendenan

Michael Paul Kozlowsky

Michale Mohr

Michelle McIvor

Molly Roden Winter

Natalie MacLean

Nicholas Pullen

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel

Oscar Allueva

Patrick Bohan

Piper Whelan

Ren Dodd

Richard Scarsbrook

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