Lisa Adams worked for publishers in New York and Boston for over fifteen years before she started representing authors. She began in the subsidiary rights department at Random House, worked for the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency and went on to work in a variety of capacities for Basic Books (where she was Associate Publisher). Lisa also worked at Newmarket Press, and Addison Wesley Longman. She was a founding partner of the Boston Literary Group, where she represented writers of both scholarly and trade books.
Lisa is a former member of the board of directors of The New Press and Curbstone Press. She teaches at the Columbia Publishing Course in New York and Oxford, UK.