David Black Agency

335 Adams Street Suite 2707 Brooklyn, NY 11201
T: 718/852-5500 F: 718/852-5539

Our Passion For What We Do Transfers Into Our Services

Founded in 1989, the David Black Agency has earned a reputation throughout the publishing industry for serving the needs of our clients editorially and by attentively taking them through the life of a book, from conception to publication, to ensure that both the book and the author each achieve their fullest potential and reach the widest possible audience. We are committed to developing our clients’ careers across all global media and branding platforms. A firm with seven agents, we work together supportively and collaboratively to service our clients.

Floyd Cardoz

It is with heavy heart that we mourn the passing of our dear friend, Floyd Cardoz. Floyd was a culinary genius who gave countless people a start in his world. His tree has many branches. He was a devoted husband to Barkha and adored Peter and Justin, his wonderful sons. He was always there for friends and family. We will miss him dearly.

MEET OUR TEAM

David Black

David Black

Job Position

David Black is the president of the David Black Agency, specializing in representing a wide array of narrative non-fiction in subjects ranging from sports, business, history, politics, fitness

Rica Allannic

Rica Allannic

Job Position

A graduate of the New York City public school system and Yale University, Rica worked in professional kitchens before being lured into book publishing by Scribner. In 2005, she joined Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, where she became Vice President and Executive Editor.

Jennifer Herrera

Jennifer Herrera

Job Position

Jennifer joined the David Black Agency in 2015 after working at Fletcher & Company and Europa Editions, where she was an early advocate of Elena Ferrante.

Gary Morris

Gary Morris

Job Position

Gary Morris started working as a literary agent in 1996 after a brief period in graduate school studying literature. Since then he has represented New York Times and national best sellers, award-winning non-fiction and fiction.

Susan Raihofer

Susan Raihofer

Job Position

Susan Raihofer has been an agent at the David Black Agency since 1993 and focuses on commercial fiction and non-fiction, including memoir, pop-culture, music, inspirational; as well as thrillers and a selective amount of literary fiction.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Job Position

Sarah joined David Black Agency in 2012 after beginning her career in book publishing at Trident Media Group. She grew up in Georgia and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated with highest honors in English and Creative Writing.

Joy Tutela

Joy Tutela

Job Position

A member of AAR, Joy Tutela has been with the David Black Literary Agency since 1998. Joy represents various genres of books, including projects in the following categories: narrative non-fiction, memoir, history, politics, self-help

Ayla Zuraw-Friedland

Ayla Zuraw-Friedland

Job Position

Ayla joined the David Black Agency in 2019. Previously, she worked as an editorial assistant and assistant editor at Beacon Press in Boston, and as a development editor for encyclopedias at Oxford University Press.

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TITLES

Chika by Mitch AlbomHOW TO BE A GOOD GIRLHealthyish by Lindsay Maitland HuntBedlam by Dr. Kenneth P. RosenbergAPERTIF by Rebekah PepplerNew to Big by David Kidder and Christina WallaceThe Father of All Dad Guides by Madeleine Davies and Tara JacobyHomegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up Hardcover by Alex SpeierThe Kidnap Years: The Astonishing True History of the Forgotten Kidnapping Epidemic That Shook Depression-Era America, by David StoutNEW EROTICA FOR FEMINISTSEvery Stolen Breath by Kimberly GabrielMeet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard ThamesLYING NEXT TO ME by Gregg OlsenWhat Birds Eat: How to Preserve the Natural Diet and Behavior of North American Birds, by Kim LongENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Rob RogersLAST NEGROES AT HARVARD by Kent Garrett