Literary Agent Representing Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, and YA
Ismita is a literary agent at Great Dog Literary. She is a Georgia native and graduate of Emory University, where she studied Human Health and Italian. In her Desi household, she grew up speaking Bangla, Hindi, and Urdu. Ismita pivoted to the publishing industry from a career in healthcare, where she worked for various Atlanta area hospitals in departments ranging from neonatal to geriatric care.
Ismita's continued passion for disability representation and advocacy led her to be a founding member of Disability in Publishing, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Ismita represents an eclectic list of clients who write literary fiction, non-fiction, and YA. The books she represents often have gritty realist writing, are set in the South, or explore health and disability.