Julia Kardon was born and raised in New York City. Her first job in publishing, while still in high school, was shelving fiction at the fabled Strand Bookstore. After receiving degrees in Comparative Literature, as well as in Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Chicago, she moved to Prague to teach English for a year. Julia then returned to New York to restart her career in publishing. After interning at The Wylie Agency and then working at Sterling Lord Literistic, she joined Mary Evans Inc. to handle foreign rights and build her own client list. She is interested primarily in literary and upmarket fiction, narrative nonfiction, journalism, and history.
Chris Clemans is an agent at The Clegg Agency. He received his BA in English from Duke University, where he also minored in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. After a short stint in journalism, he began his career in publishing at William Morris Endeavor, and has worked closely with award-winning writers such as Rivka Galchen, Lauren Groff, Ottessa Moshfegh, Akhil Sharma, and Matthew Thomas. In 2014, Chris left WME to help Bill Clegg start The Clegg Agency, where he has since been working with a growing list of his own writers, including Phillip Lewis, Anna Journey, Zulema Renee Summerfield, Matt Young, and Akil Kumarasamy. His fiction tastes tend toward the literary, and on the nonfiction side he is interested in narrative nonfiction and memoir.