I am actively building a list of authors writing non-fiction and fiction, with a focus on debuts. I love well-written non-fiction by authors (often experts) who are passionate about their chosen topic, and I have a particular interest in books about the issues facing our society today, narrative non-fiction, popular science, big ideas, nature writing, history, travel, feminism and art. 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 novels that have unique voices, are portraits of complex characters, examine relationships, are coming of age stories, or capture the zeitgeist. I am always on the look-out for writers from underrepresented backgrounds. I also host a monthly books podcast and radio show called Literary Friction, which has featured authors including Sally Rooney, Gary Younge, Karl Ove Knausgaard and Ottessa Moshfegh.
Check out what all our agents are looking for right now in this Twitter thread.
This interview with Carrie is very informative on what makes a good submission.
And be sure to watch this Zoom chat between Carrie and Sally to find out more about her ways of working, her list, and the types of books she’s passionate about: