Leon Husock

L. Perkins Agency

Leon Husock

L. Perkins Agency


Before he joined the L. Perkins Agency, Leon Husock was an associate agent at Anderson Literary Management. He graduated from Bard College with a BA in Literature and from there went on to attend the well-known Columbia Publishing Course, where he decided he wanted to be an agent.

He has a particular interest in science-fiction and fantasy, especially fantasy with non-Western European inspired settings and cultures (e.g. Leigh Bardugo’s Russian-inspired fantasy). He also loves young adult and upper middle-grade of all stripes, as well as genre mashups (e.g. fantasy westerns, noir + almost anything else, etc). Strong characters are, of course, a must.

Wishlist (just a sampling of my MSWL stuff, I don’t really have a comprehensive wishlist):

-YA contemporary books featuring teens with weird jobs (I’d love a YA contemporary Gravity Falls about teenage siblings working at a tourist trap)
-Contemporary revenge YA, but vicious and bloody and over the top, Kill Bill-style, not just pranks.
-Slow-burning romantic tension and witty banter!
-Noir/pulp throwbacks, but the MC doesn’t have to be a PI.
-Books set in places with an intersection of Eastern and Western cultures, like British Raj India or Shanghai or Hong Kong.
-Opposite-sex best friends who are just best friends, and it’s not building up to them realizing they belong together.
-Men and women, either platonic or romantically involved, with profound levels of mutual respect. No condescension, no rescuing, just equal partners. It helps if they have a similar set of skills and abilities they can consult each other on (see Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamorist books).