Carrie Plitt

I am actively building a list of non-fiction and fiction at FBA, where I represent award-winning and bestselling authors including Reni Eddo-Lodge, Natasha Lunn, Catherine Belton, Lindsey Hilsum, Suzannah Lipscomb, David Robson, Vanessa Nakate and Will Eaves. I am always looking for writers from underrepresented backgrounds.

In non-fiction, I love to represent expert authors who are passionate about their subject, who have something new to say, and who can convey their argument in a clear and invigorating manner. I have a particular interest in books about the issues our society faces today, narrative non-fiction, investigative journalism, popular science, popular psychology, big ideas, nature writing, history and travel. I also love book-length essays or cohesive essay collections, and memoirs that explore wider themes like freedom or education. Some non-fiction books I have enjoyed recently are Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman, The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye, Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn, Lost & Found by Kathryn Schulz, Whites by Otegha Uwagba and How to Survive a Plague by David France.

In fiction, the books I represent range from the very literary to those you might read in a book club. Besides excellent writing, I am often drawn to emotionally complex novels; coming of age stories; sprawling narratives about love, friendship or families; and stories that capture the zeitgeist in some way – even when they are set in the past. I love a good short story collection, especially if the stories are linked together. Some novels I have enjoyed recently are The Interestings by Meg Wolizter, I’m a Fan by Sheena Patel, Either/Or by Elif Batuman, Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout and The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers.

I also host an award-winning books podcast called Literary Friction, which has featured some of my favourite authors including Zadie Smith, Deborah Levy, Elizabeth Strout, Sally Rooney, Gary Younge, and Ottessa Moshfegh.