Foreign Rights Manager
Mariana Fisher joined Browne & Miller Literary Associates as Foreign Rights Manager in 2017. Fluent in five languages, she holds Masters of Arts degrees in Hebrew and Spanish literature and philology from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Mariana put her love for literature into a career as a literary translator and has translated numerous works by important Israeli authors such as Amos Oz, David Grossman, Zeruyah Shalev, and Ruth Bondy, into Czech. After moving to Chicago in 2004, she joined Browne & Miller Literary Associates, first as an intern and then as a Foreign Rights Associate, and successfully promoted the agency’s clients to publishers overseas. When life took her to sunny-yet-less-bookish Florida, Mariana worked as a high-end tour operator and traveled the world, taught languages, and continued her labor of love of literary translating. When she’s not reading the Hilda comic books with her daughter or returning to her favorite classics such as Jorge Luis Borges or Clarice Lispector, she loves to move across different genres and languages. Recent favorites include books with fresh takes on motherhood and womanhood, human experience in the larger context of environment and universe, and the power or inadequacy of language: The Push by Ashley Audrain, Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder, Girlhood by Melisa Febos, Intimacies by Katie Kitamura, The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams, Bewilderment by Richard Powers, Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton, Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy, The Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk.