Owen Gomory ’18 is getting a sneak preview of books that might be part of our reading lists in future summers as an intern for The Friedrich Agency, a literary agency based in New York City. The company specializes in literary and commercial fiction and represents an impressive stable of contemporary authors including Laurie Frankel, Frank McCourt, Ruth Ozeki, Jane Smiley and Elizabeth Strout. Gomory reads manuscripts of potential books for the agency and develops reports on their literary merits. “I share my impressions of the story and its execution, including the author’s voice, narrative and character development, and assess the sales potential,” Gomory said. He’s also working on a project to distribute extra copies of published books to American servicemen and women looking for reading material. “The English classes I’ve taken at UVM have given me invaluable tools for reading and analyzing literature, one of the essential parts of my job. And the writing skills I have gained at UVM have been very useful in the reports I’m writing.”