John Silbersack brings over thirty years of publishing and editorial experience to Trident Media Group. Prior to joining Trident, Mr. Silbersack built a solid publishing background at companies such as HarperCollins, Warner Books, and Penguin Putnam. He founded six imprints and worked with writers and media properties including Senator Lincoln Chafee, General Wesley Clark, Chuck Close, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Philip K. Dick, the Frank Herbert Estate, Dean Koontz, Ursula K. LeGuin, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the NBA, the Obama Inaugural Committee, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, the Ellen Raskin Estate, Charles Schulz and Denzel Washington.
As a literary agent, John has enjoyed success with a diverse roster of clients. Drawing on his more than twenty years as an editor, John works closely with his clients to develop and refine their proposals and manuscripts, many of which have gone on to become New York Times and international bestsellers. This attention to detail and strong sense of the agent’s role in the publishing process are the defining aspects of Mr. Silbersack’s success as a literary agent.
John is always looking for new projects and accepts email queries.
John has an A.B. from Brown University and is the author of several books. He is married and has three children.