Melissa Rodman Assistant Literary Agent

Melissa Rodman works closely with Sarah Passick to develop a variety of nonfiction and select fiction projects from proposal to publication. Her literary interests include narrative nonfiction, cultural criticism, history, and memoir, and she enjoys collaborating with authors to hone their ideas, arguments, and sentences.

Prior to joining the team at Park & Fine, she served as research associate in entertainment, media, and sports at Harvard Business School and editorial associate at Harvard University Press, before earning a master’s degree at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and completing an editorial internship at The New Republic. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History & Literature, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and in college interned at Picador, the U.S. imprint of her North Star author, Hilary Mantel.

A native New Yorker, when not working she often can be found writing articles or volunteer ushering at off-Broadway shows.