The Team

LORA FOUNTAIN

Lora Lucca

Lora was born in America and is of Irish, Welsh and English descent. She moved to Paris in 1985 and founded her literary agency in 1987. Lora’s taste in literature is rather eclectic, as demonstrated by the books you’ll see on this site, with graphic novels being a particular specialty.

LÉO TORTCHINSKI

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Léo is our Contracts and Royalty Manager and arrived in Paris from Moscow. His routinely wandering around book shops and reading all kinds of literature eventually led him to The Lora Fountain Agency.

CHEMSA TORTCHINSKI

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Chemsa was born in Grenoble, raised in Normandy, and is of Berber, Senegalese, Tunisian and Ch’ti descent. Yet her heart and soul is in Russia where she lived for five years. She holds a PhD in political science with a major in Russian studies. She enjoys reading, gardening, and following American politics, a close second passion after Russia (yeah, she is aware of the irony…)

ELLA BARTLETT

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Ella is a junior agent. A graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and the Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III, Ella has been in France since 2019 and has worked for the Terra Foundation, Editions Fayard, and other literary agencies in Paris and New York. They are also a writer and translator.

INTERN: JU-HUI LIN

Ju-Hui

Ju-Hui is our current intern and moved to Paris from Taiwan in 2017. She is a Masters student in publishing at the University Sorbonne Paris Nord. After switching from a biochemistry major to French literature, she pursued internships in the publishing industry, notably in the Mediatoon rights department. She is building on this experience and gaining insight into the world of agents. 


LORA FOUNTAIN LITERARY AGENCY INTERNSHIP

We take on interns, so if you are an undergraduate or graduate student studying French, feel free to contact Leo at agence@lorafountain.com to find out more information. The primary requirement is that you have a good command of French (and English, of course).

Our previous interns are now working in publishing houses, in literary agencies, and at the Frankfurt Book Fair.