Alexa Stark joined Trident in 2012, and spent the first few years working with Ellen Levine and her illustrious authors. She was soon promoted to First Serial Associate and sold stories, essays, and book excerpts to The New Yorker, Harper’s, Paris Review, The Atlantic, Tin House, N+1, McSweeney’s and The New York Times, among others. Alexa began building her own client list in 2015 and was promoted to Agent in 2017.
Alexa represents a range of literary and upmarket fiction as well as select nonfiction. She is particularly drawn to literary debuts with a unique voice and perspective, stories about dysfunctional friendships and families, edgy coming-of-age tales, character-driven suspense and thrillers, and fiction that delves into the surreal. On the nonfiction side, she is drawn to narrative nonfiction, cultural criticism, voice-driven essay collections, popular science, psychology, and women’s issues.
Raised in New York City, Alexa earned her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Before joining Trident, she worked at PEN American Center and Curtis Brown. She lives in Brooklyn.