Marissa Walsh is an agent at FinePrint Literary Management. She specializes in pop culture, humor, memoir, and children's books (middle grade and YA).
She began her publishing career at Nan A. Talese/Doubleday and the Ellen Levine Literary Agency. She was an editor at Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books for seven years, where she published E. Lockhart, Ned Vizzini, and Maryrose Wood.
Marissa is the author of the comic memoir Girl with Glasses: My Optic History (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2006) and the YA novel A Field Guide to High School (Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books, 2007); coauthor of the Boston Globe Bestseller Tipsy in Madras: A Complete Guide to ‘80s Preppy Drinking (Perigee/Penguin, 2004); and editor of the YA anthologies Not Like I’m Jealous or Anything: The Jealousy Book (Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books, 2006) and Does This Book Make Me Look Fat? (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008).
Marissa teaches Children's Writing and Nonfiction Book Proposal at Gotham Writers’ Workshop.