Meredith Kaffel Simonoff, after six years with the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency and ten years with DeFiore and Company, joined The Gernert Company in January, 2022. She represents primarily literary and upmarket fiction and select creative nonfiction. Some of the prizes and honors Meredith’s clients have been nominated for or have received include The Booker Prize, The Story Prize, the PEN Jean Stein Award, the “5 Under 35” honor by the National Book Foundation, the Whiting Award, the National Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Best First Book Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the NYPL Young Lions Award, the LA Times Book Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the Stonewall Book Award, and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. Among Meredith’s clients are Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Ryka Aoki, Melissa Broder, Jessamine Chan, CJ Hauser, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, Dantiel W. Moniz, Nadia Owusu, Kimberly King Parsons, Morgan Thomas, Brandon Taylor, Cecily Wong, and Leni Zumas. Born in New York City and raised in suburban New Jersey, Meredith is based in Manhattan. She is stepmother to two now-grown daughters. Across her list, she seeks a ferocity of language, intellect, purpose, and heart.