Liza Dawson Associates Literary Agency

We are a full-service literary agency based in New York City. We draw on our expertise as former publishers to ensure that the material we submit stands out. We’re deeply involved in all aspects of maximizing a book’s life in the marketplace – including the digital, film and licensing worlds.

We love working with our writers to find that perfect fit with a publisher. We’ve launched first-time novelists, we’ve helped successful writers climb to the next stage, and we’ve re-built careers. We are committed to finding the best place for a book and to laying the best path for lifework success.

We work with a wide variety of genres and age levels in both fiction and nonfiction. We thrill to discover a manuscript we simply can't put down.

Many of our titles are award winners. A number hit the New York Times Bestsellers list every year. We enjoy great success in the international market.

Our goal is to build long-running careers.

Pierce Brown


Pierce Brown has excited the whole world with his heart-pounding debut novel RED RISING, and his fans can't wait until January 6th, 2015, when the awaited sequel GOLDEN SON will be released. Entertainment Weekly calls RED RISING a "spectacular adventure" and a "dizzyingly good debut novel that evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender's Gameā€¦it has everything it needs to become meteoric." We couldn't agree more.

But don't take just our word for it!

Golden SonRED RISING's track record:

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Library Journal starred review
  • Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Debut
  • Audible's Best of 2014 list -- Best Teen Audiobook
  • Amazon's Best 100 Books of 2014 list – #38
  • Entertainment Weekly's Must List of 2014 – #3
  • Sold in over 24 foreign territories

Who can forget that Pierce Brown was also named YA's Hottest Author!

You can pre-order GOLDEN SON today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your local indie bookstore and be sure to visit the Red Rising site and Pierce's Facebook page. He also does great things on his Instagram @piercebrownofficial.

Golden Son