David Black Literary
Rica Allannic, a literary agent with twenty years of publishing experience, specializes in representing authors writing cookbooks and narrative nonfiction. A graduate of New York City public schools and Yale University, Rica worked in professional kitchens before joining the editorial team at Scribner (Simon & Schuster). As VP and Executive Editor at Clarkson Potter (Penguin Random House) she acquired and edited books by bestselling authors David Chang, Christina Tosi, Luke Barr, and Mimi Thorisson (now a client). As an agent, she uses her unique editorial experience to help clients shape their projects and to advocate for them at every stage of the publishing process.
Rica brings her love of food and everything French as well as her Puerto Rican heritage to her role as a literary agent and is interested in cooking, narrative nonfiction, popular culture, history, science, and select memoir projects, as well as in helping authors from diverse backgrounds tell stories that are important to them. Please note that she does not represent fiction at this time.
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