Adriann Ranta Zurhellen

Senior Editor
NYT-bestselling, former agent at Folio Literary Management

Adriann Ranta Zurhellen is an accomplished editor and former literary agent. She has worked with authors all her professional life, beginning at The Editorial Department, a freelance editorial firm, before moving to Anderson Literary Management, Wolf Literary Services, Foundry Literary + Media, and Folio Literary Management. 

She specializes in bestselling, award-winning fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books, including Kendare Blake’s #1 New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns series. As a literary agent, she has represented New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, journalists, illustrators, and graphic novelists, as well as many other pioneering creative thinkers and leaders in their fields. 

Her recent nonfiction titles include Jennifer Pastiloff’s inspirational memoir On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard, Carrie Goldberg’s legal memoir Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls, and Amanda Yates Garcia’s luminous memoir Initiated: Memoir of a Witch. Her recent fiction titles include Sarah Gerard’s darkly comic True Love, Jan Eliasberg’s historical fiction Hannah’s War, and Kali Wallace’s Philip K. Dick Award winning sci-fi thriller Dead Space. In addition to Kendare Blake, recent children’s titles include Mindy McGinnis’ feminist page-turner The Female of the Species and Ronald L. Smith’s Black Panther: The Young Prince.

Adriann is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where she graduated magna cum laude, majoring in creative writing. Guiding and nurturing authors through the editing and coaching process has become the focal point of her life’s work. She lives in New York with her husband and children.