Ayesha Pande

Ayesha Pande

Literary Agent

Biography

Ayesha Pande has worked in the publishing industry for over​ twenty years. Before becoming an agent Ayesha was a senior editor at Farrar Straus & Giroux. She has also held editorial positions at HarperCollins and Crown Publishers. She is a member of AAR (Association of Author’s Representatives), PEN, the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, and sits on the advisory board of the German Book Office. She has attended numerous writing conferences including Muse and the Marketplace, Aspen Summer Words and the Miami Writer’s Institute. She has taught college level courses in editing. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University.

Some of her clients include the international bestselling author Shilpi Somaya Gowda, PEN/Bingham winner Danielle Evans, PEN/Bingham Finalist Patricia Engel, and Naomi Oreskes, author of Merchants of Doubt and The Collapse of Western Civilization. She is searching for strong, voice-driven, risk-taking, distinctive fiction, including YA, and ​narrative ​nonfiction, including history, biography, cultural commentary and memoir​.