Joy Tutela

Joy Tutela has been a literary agent with the David Black Literary Agency since 1998. In nonfiction, she is drawn to books written by topic authorities with bold ideas and original research as well as narratives that challenge the status quo. She especially enjoys novels that make her laugh or keep her guessing until the end. Most recently she has represented poet Maggie Smith’s New York Times bestselling memoir YOU COULD MAKE THIS PLACE BEAUTIFUL; Dr. Gabrielle Lyon’s New York Times bestselling health book FOREVER STRONG: A New, Science-Based Strategy for Aging Well; Chantha Nguon’s heralded culinary memoir SLOW NOODLES: A Cambodian Memoir of Love, Loss and Family Recipes; Jessica DuLong’s definitive history of the largest ever waterborne evacuation SAVED AT THE SEAWALL: Stories from September 11 Boat Lift; Lev AC Rosen’s critically acclaimed Evander Mills mystery series; and Nisha Sharma’s humorous and heartfelt If Shakespeare was an Auntie contemporary romance trilogy. For more about Joy and the books she represents, please visit