Frances Goldin has worked in publishing for over six decades, and founded the Frances Goldin Literary Agency in 1977. Reflecting her radical politics, the Agency has long concentrated on serious, controversial, progressive non-fiction and literary fiction that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships.
Among the writers she has represented are Barbara Kingsolver, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Dorothy Allison, Frances Fox Piven, Martin Duberman, Adrienne Rich, Staceyann Chin, Martín Espada, Alix Dobkin, Juan Gonzales, Fred Jerome, Staughton Lynd, iconic feminists including Charlotte Bunch and Esther Newton, and Mike Wallace, co-author with Ted Burrows of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gotham. All of her books embody the philosophy that a better world is possible and it is her goal to get books published that will help speed that process.
Her lifelong commitment to social justice extends to her work with the Cooper Square Committee, an organization she co-founded in 1959 that advocates for tenant-rights, community-based planning, and affordable housing.