Jess Regel is a literary agent at Foundry Literary and Media. She represents all genres of young adult and middle grade books, as well as a select list of adult general fiction, women’s fiction, and adult nonfiction. She works closely with her authors to develop their ideas for submission and collaborates with them throughout the stages of publication. She is passionate about discovering projects that are compulsive, contagious, and creative. She’s particularly interested in books that are “conversation staters” and novels that bridge the literary-commercial divide, combining a high-concept plot with beautiful writing.
Originally from Iowa, she has a BA from Hunter College. She was working at her local library when she was offered a job at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency representing subsidiary rights and building her list of authors, including: Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange (HarperTeen), Emily Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Balzer and Bray), J.C. Carleson’s The Tyrant’s Daughter (Knopf), Jillian Cantor’s Margot (Riverbed), Pablo Cartaya’s The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora (Viking Children’s), Linda Liukas’ Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding (Feiwel and Friends), Nora Mclnerny’s It’s Okay to Laugh (Dey Street), Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (Thomas Dunne/SMP) and Mark Andrew Ferguson’s The Lost Boys Symphony (Little, Brown).
- BFA, Cornell University
Peter Rostovsky is a Russian-born artist who works in a variety of disciplines that include painting, sculpture and installation. Known for his atmospheric paintings that explore the sublime in the everyday, he is equally committed to conceptual and collaborative work. Rostovsky’s many diverse projects attempt to bridge the gap between painting and conceptual art while remaining attentive to painting’s material and discursive history and especially to its encounter with new technologies. His work has been shown widely both in the United States and abroad and has been exhibited at such venues as The Walker Art Center, MCA San Diego, The New Orleans Museum of Art, PS1/MOMA, Artpace, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, the ICA in Philadelphia, the Blanton Museum of Art, S.M.A.K. Museum, and a host of private galleries. In addition to his studio practice and writing, he also teaches in a number of art schools that have included MICA, UArts, The Cooper Union, NYU, Lesley University and Parsons New School.