FREDRICA S. FRIEDMAN is President of Fredrica S. Friedman & Co., Inc., a full-service literary management firm that represents best-selling and award-winning authors of fiction and nonfiction, and talented writers in the early stages of their publishing careers.
Ms. Friedman is known for her unparalleled experience with the many aspects of an author's world today: editorial and publishing; publicity and marketing; foreign rights and dramatic rights; the Internet and social media; and e-books. She takes special pride in strategizing these elements to help her clients realize their most ambitious career plans across all content platforms. Her authors are featured on the firm's website, www.fredricafriedman.com. They hold Pulitzer Prizes, Polk Awards, National Book Awards, Matrix Awards, and write books that are national and international bestsellers; e-book bestsellers; New York Times bestsellers; and Notable Books of the Year.
Prior to establishing her own literary management firm, Ms. Friedman was the Editorial Director, Associate Publisher and Vice President of Little, Brown & Co., a division of Time Warner, and the first woman to hold those positions. Among the best-selling and award-winning authors she brought to Little, Brown are James Patterson, Alan Dershowitz, Lionel Tiger, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Willie Morris, Sebastian Faulks, Cleveland Amory, Janet Dailey, Amos Elon, Lynda Obst, George Stephanopoulos and Henry Kissinger. She is the recipient of the Matrix Award for Career Achievement in Book Publishing.
Ms. Friedman is the Co-Founder of Women's Campaign International, a U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to the political and economic empowerment of women in the emerging democracies. WCI works in countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, and is affiliated with the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Friedman is also the Co-Founder of the Agents Round Table (ART: http://www.theagentsroundtable.com), a consortium of leading independent agents that uniquely benefits its individual authors. Ms. Friedman believes in giving back and going forward. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Chairman’s Council of the New-York Historical Society, the Women's Forum, the International Women's Forum, the Tri-State Women's Policy Committee, the Economic Club of New York, and the Association of Authors' Representatives. She has served on numerous boards, now including the Board of Directors of Women's Campaign International, the Pace University Publishing Program, and the Foundation for the Future of American Democracy at Yale University.
Ms. Friedman holds a B.A. degree from Vassar College , and an M.A. degree from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University.