Noah Lukeman is author of the bestselling
The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying out of the Rejection Pile (Simon & Schuster, 1999),
part of the curriculum in many
writing programs. He is also author of the bestselling
The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life (St. Martins Press, 2002), a BookSense 76 Selection, a
Publishers Weekly Daily pick, and a selection of the Writers Digest Book Club. He has also worked as a collaborator, and is co-author, with Lieutenant General Michael “Rifle” DeLong, USMC, Ret., of
General Speaks Out (Regnery, 2004), a Main Selection of the Military Book Club.
His Op-Ed pieces (with General DeLong) have been published in The New York
Times, the Wall Street
Journal and the Dallas Morning News. He has also contributed to Poets & Writers, Writers Digest, The Writer, AWP
Chronicle and The Writers Market, and has been anthologized in The Practical Writer (Viking, 2004).
Foreign editions of his books have been published in the UK and in Portugese, Japanese, Korean,
Turkish, Chinese and Indonesian.
Noah is also President of
Lukeman Literary Management Ltd, a New York based literary agency, which he founded in 1996. His clients include winners of the Pulitzer Prize, American Book Award, Pushcart Prize and O. Henry Award, finalists for the National Book Award, Edgar Award, Pacific Rim Prize, multiple
New York Times bestsellers, national journalists, major celebrities, and faculty of universities ranging from Harvard to Stanford. He has worked as a Manager in the New York office of Artists Management Group, Michael Ovitz’ multi-talent management company, and has worked for another New York literary agency. Prior to becoming an agent he worked on the editorial side of several major publishers, including William Morrow and Farrar, Straus, Giroux, and as editor of a literary magazine.
He has been a guest speaker on the subjects of writing and publishing at numerous forums,
including Harvard University, The Hotchkiss School, the Wallace Stegner writing program at Stanford University and the Writers Digest Conference at BookExpo America. He earned his B.A. with High Honors in English and Creative Writing from Brandeis University,