Michael Croy is a literary agent with Northstar Literary.
Michael is Principal of Northstar Literary, an agency he founded in 2014. He has over 25 years of experience in publishing having worked at Bantam Doubleday Dell, Random House and Simon & Schuster in a number of sales and management roles. Michael works on a wide range of content, focusing on narrative nonfiction, pop culture, music, inspirational sports biography, and cooking. Michael also represents general fiction, suspense, mystery and crime novels.
Michael is interested in acquiring general/mainstream fiction – stories told with heart and humor that have a strong sense of place with characters you quickly cheer for (or against!). Recent fiction favorites like Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison, When All is Said by Anne Griffin or The Bear by Andrew Krivak.
On the narrative nonfiction side he is looking for thoughtful pop culture commentary, or cultural history, think Valeria Luiselli’s powerful Tell Me How It Ends, or Chuck Klosterman’s The Nineties, or This Woman’s Work by Sinead Gleeson and Kim Gordon. Sports biographies that are less about sport and more about personal struggles to overcome political, cultural, or physical hurdles – think of Path Lit By Lightning: The life of Jim Thorpe by David Maraniss