Veritas is a full-service literary agency specializing in select literary and contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Founded on the premise that literature is one of the best carriers of truth—both emotional and literal—in the world today, the agency cultivates strong, innovative books that extend the boundaries of thought and expression.
With active contacts in film, media and foreign markets, we actively pursue the channels that enable a title to reach its widest audience and realize its full potential. Veritas maintains the structure and spirit of old school literary agencies, where a close relationship between author and agent continued through all stages of a writer’s career. By maintaining a selective, manageable list we can ensure that every author and title receives enough energy and resources. Accessibility is always a priority.
Founder Katherine Boyle
attended Stanford and Berkeley and worked at a variety of Bay
Area independent publishers and literary agencies before
establishing Veritas in 1995. A member of the AAR and the
Authors Guild, she is an inveterate champion of the written
word and hopelessly addicted to the hundreds of books lining
Associate Michael Carr
is a literary agent with a background in editing and writing,
working from a home base in the Northeast. He works carefully
with clients to produce the cleanest, most professional
manuscripts and enjoys teaching at workshops and conferences
to help develop emerging writers. Michael speaks Spanish and
conversational French and before joining Veritas had
professions as diverse as programming simulators for nuclear
submarines and owning an inn in Vermont.
Associate Robin Madell has
spent two decades as a writer, editor, and
journalist with a career dedicated to communications and
publishing work in New York and San Francisco, winning
20 awards for editorial excellence. Robin has
been a speechwriter and ghostwriter for CEOs and top
with a specialized focus on business, leadership, and
public-interest issues. She studied
English at the University of Oregon where she graduated
summa cum laude, and is author of a book about American
Editorial Associate Alexandra O'Connor is an avid writer of fiction who graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University with a BA in Creative Writing. She has also studied English and Writing at the University of East Anglia, UK, representing foil and sabre on their Woman's Fencing team. Influenced by the graphic arts, cinema, and philosophy, Alexandra is endeared to the ideas of human exploration and a strong narrative. She believes in veracious, one-on-one editing, where an author can discover their novel’s authentic voice.