Nicole Aragi is a famous literary agent working at the Aragi Inc. at 143 West 27th Street, Ste. 4-F, New York, New York. Aragi was born in Libya to a Lebanese father and an English mother. During her childhood days, she mostly grew up reading a lot of books, which eventually became her favorite pasttime.

Aragi later moved to England, where she gained a degree in history from the University of London. She owned a small independent bookstore in Wimbeldon for eight years. Afterwards, she moved to the United States where she worked as an assistant to Gloria Loomis of Watkins Loomis, and she gradually built her own list of authors.

In the year 2002, Aragi established her very own agency named Aragi Inc. She represented various fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel writers. In recognition of her work, she will be presented with the Maxwell E. Perkins Award at The Center's Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner, which will take place at the New York Athletic Club on December 9th of 2014.

As a well-known literary agent, Nicole Aragi’s client list includes a number of famous authors:

Julie Otsuka:

  • Notable Work: When The Emperor Was Divine (novel)
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Story: The novel follows an unnamed Japanese American family during the Second World War, told through perspectives of the four family members over five chapters.

Jonathan Safran Foer:

  • Notable Work: Everything Is Illuminated: A Novel (novel)
  • Genre: Literary Fiction
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Story: With only a very old photograph in hand, a young man (also named Jonathan Safran Foer) sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis.

Nathan Englander:

  • Notable Work: For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories (short stories)
  • Genre: Literary Fiction
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (1st edition)
  • Story: A debut collection of stories that explore the collision of Jewish law and tradition with secular realities.

Aleksandar Hemon:

  • Notable Work: Nowhere Man (novel)
  • Genre: Literary Fiction
  • Publisher: Picador (New Ed edition)
  • Story: Jozef Pronek, the eccentric Sarajevan who captured the imagination of readers in Hemon's popular story collection ‘The Question of Bruno’, gets a full-length treatment in this novel as readers get plunged into the inner world of the observant Pronek.

Aleksandar Hemon:

  • Notable Work: Nowhere Man (novel)
  • Genre: Literary Fiction
  • Publisher: Picador (New Ed edition)
  • Story: Jozef Pronek, the eccentric Sarajevan who captured the imagination of readers in Hemon's popular story collection ‘The Question of Bruno’, gets a full-length treatment in this novel as readers get plunged into the inner world of the observant Pronek.

David Francis:

  • Notable Work: The Great Inland Sea (novel)
  • Genre: Literary Fiction
  • Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing
  • Story: The twisted relationship between a jockey and a horse jumper (who becomes the object of his obsession) comprises this dark, brooding debut, which traces the path of the would-be lovers as they seek their careers in the East Coast horse culture of the fifties.
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