Rena Rossner

Rena Rossner is a literary agent at The Deborah Harris Agency, based in Jerusalem, Israel. She was born in Miami Beach, Florida, is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars Program, studied at Trinity College, Dublin and holds an MA in History from McGill University. She is the author of the cookbook EATING THE BIBLE (Skyhorse, 2014) and the novels, THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD (Redhook/Orbit, 2018) and THE LIGHT OF THE MIDNIGHT STARS (Redhook/Orbit, 2021). She represents a wide range of award-winning literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, in both the children’s and adult publishing space. The authors she works with have been New York Times bestsellers, National Book Award Finalists, Sydney Taylor Award Winners, Morris Award, Edgar Award, and Corretta Scott King Award winners, and more. She has a particular love for novels in verse, poetry, fantasy and horror. You can find her online on Twitter @renarossner Instagram @renarossner and on her own personal website:, and


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