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Stephen Barbara

Stephen Barbara has been an agent with InkWell Management since 2015. He represents a group of bestselling and acclaimed authors working in all categories, children’s and adult, fiction and nonfiction. His clients include New York Times and international bestseller Lauren Oliver, Newbery Medal winner Laura Amy Schlitz, National Book Award nominee Lisa Graff, Bram Stoker Award winner Paul Tremblay, designer and New York Times bestseller Aja Raden, #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Ricardo Cortés, as well as the companies Glasstown Entertainment and The Story Pirates, among others.

Prior to joining InkWell, he was an agent at Foundry Literary + Media for six years, and before that Contracts Director of the Donald Maass Agency for three. Stephen graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002 with a BA in English language and literature, and worked as a critic and freelance sports writer prior to entering the publishing world.