Julie Barer is a partner at The Book Group, a full-service literary agency that represents a wide range of distinguished authors, including critically acclaimed and bestselling novelists, celebrated writers of children's literature, and award-winning historians, food writers, memoirists and journalists. Julie's list is focused especially on fiction, and her clients include Joshua Ferris (Then We Came to the End), Paula McLain (The Paris Wife), Lily King (Euphoria), Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You) and Helen Simonson (Major Pettigrew's Last Stand). Writing by her clients has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Best American Short Stories, Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, Granta and various other publications, and has received numerous awards and honors, including grants from The National Endowment of the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the National Book Award Finalist medal, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the Dylan Thomas prize, the Los Angeles Times First Book Award, the Flannery O'Connor Award, and the Orange Prize. Before becoming an agent, Julie was a bookseller at Shakespeare & Company in New York.