Erik Hane is a literary agent with Red Sofa Literary.
Erik is a writing major from Knox College, and attended the Denver Publishing Institute after graduation. His first publishing job came soon after, as an editorial assistant and then assistant editor at Oxford University Press. He then moved to The Overlook Press as an acquiring editor, working on primarily upmarket nonfiction (history, biography, pop science), but was lucky enough to work on some novels as well.
He is seeking: For fiction, he only seeks literary fiction. For nonfiction, he seeks popular science, sports writing, popular culture/modern life, essays, and history. In nonfiction, he loves seeing complex subjects written about in an engaging way for the non-expert, or energetic, incisive looks at topics not usually treated that way (looking at you, sports writing).
He wants to see literary novels that also place importance on story; no use writing beautifully if nothing’s going on.
At the 2017 workshop, in addition to taking pitches, he is also teaching the class “Nonfiction Intense: Book Proposal Tips.”