The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Sarah Bowlin

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Faculty 2021

About Sarah Bowlin

Sarah Bowlin joined Aevitas Creative Management in 2017. Before becoming an agent, she spent nearly a decade as an editor of literary fiction and nonfiction, first at Riverhead Books and most recently at Henry Holt & Company. As an editor, she worked with many acclaimed writers including Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Sheila Heti, Salvatore Scibona, Helen Phillips, Rachel Khong, and Julie Buntin. As an agent, she represents emerging writers, activists, and thinkers including Ryan K. Russell, Joanne McNeil, Shannon Keating, Sabrina Orah Mark, Wendy Chen, Hope Wabuke, Vanessa Veselka, Ismail Muhammad, Aysegul Savas, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Halimah Marcus, Kevin Nguyen, Shane Jones, Ashley Nelson Levy, Elisa Albert, and Lynn Steger Strong among others. Based in Los Angeles but originally from the South, Sarah is interested in great sentences and bold voices—specifically stories of strong or difficult women and unexpected narratives of place, identity, and the shifting ways we see ourselves and each other.