A literary agent with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, Katharine Sands has worked with a varied list of authors who publish a diverse array of books.
She is the agent provocateur of Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent‘s Eye, a collection of pitching wisdom from leading literary agents. Actively building her client list, she likes books that have a clear benefit for readers’ lives in categories of food, travel, lifestyle, home arts, beauty, wisdom, relationships, parenting, and fresh looks which might be at issues, life challenges or popular culture. For compelling reads in faction, memoir and femoir, she like to be transported to a world rarely or newly observed; for fiction, she wants to be compelled and propelled.
Kristyn Keene has been at ICM Partners since 2006 building a list consisting of literary and commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, young adult, and pop culture. She is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course and holds a degree in English and writing from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Andy Kifer has been with The Gernert Company since 2012, and before that worked as an international literary scout for Aram Fox. His list includes voice-driven literary fiction, big-hearted commercial fiction, memoir, and whip-smart genre fiction. Before his career in publishing, Andy coached high school Cross Country.
Allison Devereux is an agent and foreign rights manager at Wolf Literary Services, where she has worked since 2012. She represents up-market commercial and literary fiction, narrative and journalistic nonfiction, and select humor, pop culture, and memoir. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and previously worked at Macmillan.