Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.

A Tradition of Literary Excellence for Over 60 Years

Phone 212-780-6050

A New York City-based literary agency, founded in 1952.


Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. has a long and successful tradition of books adapted for film and television. We collaborate with major film, television and talent agencies in the sale of these rights. In addition to the numerous projects currently in development, adaptations of our literary properties range from film classics to current blockbusters. Among these are A Night to Remember, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Goodfellas, The Cider House Rules, American Gangster, Secretariat, Beastly, On the Road, and Silver Linings Playbook

We do not represent screenplays.