Foreign Rights Agent
Mariana Fisher joined Browne & Miller Literary Associates as a Foreign Rights Agent 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 has 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 at a high-end tour operator and traveled the world, taught languages, and continued her labor of love of literary translating. When she is not reading Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle or Sandra Boynton with her toddler daughter, she loves reading stories that give a glimpse of foreign worlds, real or imaginary. Her favorite authors include Jorge Luis Borges, Umberto Eco, Paul Auster, Haruki Murakami, and Margaret Atwood. For guilty pleasure, she loves smart thrillers and historical fiction.