Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Maria Napolitano of Book Case Literary Agency

Maria Napolitano is a literary agent with Book Case Literary Agency.

Maria is currently open to queries for adult fiction, especially commercial to upmarket women’s fiction, rom-coms, and suspense & thriller. Strong characters, especially women and underrepresented voices, and high-concept projects that beg to be read in a single sitting catch her attention best. She is also looking for select nonfiction: memoir/essay from a unique and immersive perspective; inclusive, wide-angle health and life advice from experts in their field; pop science (not pop culture) and narrative nonfiction that answers questions she didn’t know she had about things she didn’t know she cared about.

She is not looking for politics, religion, poetry, cookbooks, or diet books.

Maria comes to Bookcase from literary scouting, where she fell in love with the process of matchmaking books with just the right editors and publishers around the world. Her free time is largely spent reading or running—but none of that reading-on-the-treadmill nonsense. Maria is a born New Yorker who currently lives in Astoria, Queens with a sourdough starter named Ryeley.