Julia Kardon

Julia Kardon

Agent

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.

Carly Watters

Carly Watters

Agent

Carly Watters is a VP and Senior Literary Agent at the P.S. Literary Agency. Carly began her publishing career in London at the Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency. She has a BA in English Literature from Queen’s University and a MA in Publishing Studies from City University London. Since joining PSLA in 2010 Carly has had great success launching new authors domestically and abroad. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents at PSLA. Representing debuts and bestsellers, Carly is drawn to: emotional, well-paced fiction, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in; and platform-driven non-fiction. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @carlywatters. Her website was named one of 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer’s Digest from 2012-2015.

Rachel Crawford

Rachel Crawford

Agent

Rachel Crawford is a literary agent at Wolf Literary. She hails from Brisbane, Australia, where she worked previously as marketing and publicity manager at UQP in Australia, and as foreign rights associate at Fletcher and Company. Rachel looks for literary and commercial fiction and YA, especially stories that defy genre conventions and play with reader expectations, and particularly enjoys dystopian, eco-fiction, and apocalyptic narratives. In non-fiction she’s interested in tech, futurism, psychology, and science.

Chris Clemans

Chris Clemans

Agent

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.