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Elise Capron

Sandra Dijkstra Lit Agency

Elise Capron is an agent at the California-based Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, established over 40 years ago, which is known for guiding the careers of many best-selling fiction and non-fiction authors, including Amy Tan, Lisa See, Maxine Hong Kingston, Eric Foner, and many more. Elise has been with SDLA since 2003. On the fiction side, Elise is interested in character-driven literary fiction for the adult market. She aims to work with writers who are getting their work published regularly in magazines and who have a realistic sense of the market and their audience. Some of her representative fiction clients include Tiphanie Yanique, Howard Rodman, and Courtney Brkic. On the non-fiction front, Elise is looking primarily for well-written narrative non-fiction in the areas of cultural studies, science, medicine, and the environment. She is particularly keen to work with journalists and historians. Some of her representative non-fiction clients include Cynthia Barnett, Meera Subramanian, Jonathon Keats, and Jack Shuler. You can learn more about Elise and all the agents at SDLA at