Loan Le Senior Editor Atria

About the Editor

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Loan Le is a Senior Editor at Atria Books. She began her publishing career at Gallery Books and Scout Press in 2014, then joined Atria in 2016. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Fairfield University in 2014, where she later earned her MFA in fiction. Her titles include Scott Alexander Howard’s The Other Valley, Luke Dumas’s The Paleontologist, Carolyn Huynh’s The Fortunes of Jaded Women (a GMA Book Club Pick), and Jess Kidd’s The Night Ship, Sarah Langan’s Good Neighbors (both B&N Book Club Picks). Loan is eager to acquire dark, character-driven, and atmospheric upmarket and “literary plus” fiction—literary fiction with propulsive genre elements like folklore, horror, speculative, mystery, suspense, and/or thriller. The eerier the story, the more likely she’ll like it! Loan loves genre-bending works; if a novel can be pitched as “Part X, Part Y, and Part Z,” then it’s probably meant for her. She acquires select uplifting multicultural family fiction. Loan is also the author of YA novels A Pho Love Story (2021) and Solving for the Unknown (Spring 2025). Follow her on Instagram, and look out for her expanded manuscript wish list, which can be requested here.

Areas of Interest in Fiction: Family Secrets, Sisterhood, Murders, Puzzles, Trauma, Disappearances, Hauntings/Ghosts (literal and/or figurative!), Diverse Voices, Refugee and Immigrant Experience, Vietnamese Heritage, Clever Plot Twists, Unlikely Friendships

Authors Include: Sarah Langan, Shea Ernshaw, John Fram, Jess Kidd, Scott Alexander Howard, Eilish Quinn, Kevin Chong, Jennifer Fawcett, Carolyn Huynh, Adam Hamdy, Luke Dumas, Meredith Westgate, Mai Nguyen, Leigh McMullan Abramson, and Arianna Reiche


Featured Titles

The Other Valley
The Paleontologist
The Double Life of Benson Yu
Good Neighbors
A Likely Story
At the End of Every Day
The Fortunes of Jaded Women
A History of Wild Places
Last Updated: April 4, 2024