Natalie Hallak acquires for Park Row Books, Harlequin’s literary fiction imprint. She works alongside the imprint director with New York Times bestselling authors such as Pam Jenoff, Mary Kubica, Heather Gudenkauf, and Jason Mott. Prior to joining Harlequin, Natalie developed her editorial skills at Touchstone, Putnam, and Writer’s House Literary Agency.
Natalie is looking to build her list in smart, emotional literary fiction with commercial appeal across a variety of genres (historical, speculative, contemporary, psychological suspense) as well as narrative nonfiction and memoir. She has a strong interest in underrepresented perspectives and untold stories, as well as compelling family dramas, distinct voices, and books that fearlessly blend genres. She loves a healthy dose of humor and wittiness in her books, especially when balanced with an emotional plot that may make her ugly cry.