Sarah Khalil is a literary agent and editorial manager. She is seeking serious narrative nonfiction with a lens toward social, economic and environmental justice; anti-imperialist thought; pop/cultural criticism and histories; cross-cultural narratives; and writing from Caribbean, MENA, Muslim and LGBTQIA+ creators; all deeply explored by experts—academics, journalists, and those with lived experience. Big ideas, radical thought, and propulsive writing are the cornerstones of her taste. She is also seeking select fiction in the same space.
Prior to joining the agency in 2019, Sarah worked for several years in trade publishing and legal environments in Boston and Beirut, Lebanon. She holds an MA in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College, and a BA in English Literature with a minor in History from the American University of Beirut. She has worked at Beacon Press and the IP law firm Sennott, Williams & Rogers.
Sarah is the director of the agency's internship program. She is on the Association of American Literary Agents' DEI Committee, and is a co-director of its Mentorship Program. She is regularly invited to give remote and in-person workshops on the publishing process, and has done so in collaboration with the Boston Book Festival, the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism, and others.