Posted by: Kathy Temean | November 3, 2015

Agent Arielle Datz Building Her List


Agent Arielle Datz

Arielle Datz started as an intern at Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner in 2011. She then worked in the foreign rights department at WME, followed by 2 years at the Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency. She returned to DCLA in 2015.

She is looking for fiction (adult, YA, or middle-grade), especially speculative fantasy or literary sci-fi. In nonfiction, she is looking for essays, unconventional memoir, pop culture, and sociology.

Favorite YA Books: In YA:

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart: I love Frankie’s voice and her way with words.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: I love all of Rainbow Rowell’s work, particularly how well she writes girls and women. In Fangirl, the way she talks about fandom, and its relationship to writing and reading in general, is inspiring.

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson: This book lit me up. The writing was just so, so beautiful.

Arielle grew up in Southern California, and then attended the University of Chicago, where she majored in English. She lived in Paris her junior year of college, and then spent two years in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam after graduation, before venturing to New York.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. I’m familar with fantasy and speculative fiction as genres, but what is speculative fantasy?


    • Eric,

      I think this speculative fantasy means a story based in fantasy, but blends in other genres like contemporary, the future, etc.



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