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Founded in 1995, Richard Henshaw Group LLC is a boutique literary Agency based in New York City with partner agencies in Hollywood and abroad.  We specialize in popular fiction and non-fiction and are affiliated with a variety of writers’ organizations.  Our clients include New York Times Best Sellers and recipients of major awards in fiction and non-fiction.  The Agency is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR).

We are currently looking for projects in these categories:


  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Literature (Not part of our core business, but an occasional labor of love.)
  • Horror (We are extremely selective owing to the limited market.)


  • Popular Culture
  • Popular Reference
  • Popular Science
  • Psychology
  • Sports
  • Business
  • Celebrity Biography
  • Current Events
  • Health
  • Popular History
  • How-to
  • Movies

We do not represent children’s books, screenplays, short fiction, poetry, textbooks, scholarly works or coffee-table books.

We only consider works between 65,000-150,000 words.

Richard Henshaw


Richard Henshaw holds a BA in English with a minor in Philosophy from Franklin & Marshall College.  Upon graduation, he moved to New York City where he briefly worked for a law firm and studied at New York University’s Publishing Institute before joining Richard Curtis Associates in the fall of 1987 where, over the course of eight years, he rose to the position of full agent with a concentration on popular fiction.  He also held the title of Director of Foreign Rights and was responsible for marketing the translation rights to over 150 professional writers.   In 1995 he formed Richard Henshaw Group LLC, where he continues to focus on popular fiction as well as a wide variety of nonfiction and is a specialist in the marketing of translation rights.   He is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives and has served for over ten years on the organizations’ International Rights Committee.

Susannah Taylor

After thirteen years with the agency, Susannah Taylor has recently resigned to pursue interests outside of the publishing industry.   She will be missed.