Todd Shuster represents such authors as James S. Hirsch, who wrote the New York Times bestselling Hurricane; Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, author of the bestselling memoir Around the Way Girl; Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman; and Deval L. Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts. Todd also works with numerous prestigious institutions including The Boston Consulting Group, The Boston Globe, and Jeter Publishing, Derek Jeter’s eponymous imprint at Simon & Schuster. Films Todd has helped shepherd to the big screen include Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon; Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp; and The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith.
Following college at Yale and law school at Northeastern University, Shuster practiced publishing and entertainment law at the law firms of Palmer & Dodge and Ropes & Gray. He founded the literary agency Zachary Shuster Harmsworth which recently merged with Kuhn Projects to form Aevitas.
Based in New York, Shuster represents both fiction and nonfiction. His nonfiction list primarily focuses on current affairs, politics and civil rights, health and wellness, memoir, business, and history. His fiction list includes both literary and commercial novels, including mysteries and thrillers.