Jennifer Herrera joined the David Black Agency in 2015 after working at Fletcher & Company and Europa Editions, where she was an early advocate of Elena Ferrante. She went to college in Ohio, where she studied Philosophy, French, and Russian, and has Masters degrees in Philosophy and Social Sciences.
She loves reading nonfiction about big ideas and fiction that is thoughtful, unselfconscious, and authentic. Jennifer is particularly drawn to science, psychology, true crime, philosophy, economics, literary biography, history (when its focus is on the stories of underrepresented groups), and anything that has a social justice angle.
Recent books she loves include Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe, The Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Weijun Wang, Know My Name by Chanel Miller, Heavy by Kiese Laymon, An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dubar-Ortiz, Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino, Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb, How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, and The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk.
Allison Hunter began her publishing career in 2005 working for the Los Angeles-based literary publicity firm Kim-from-L.A, and was an agent at InkWell Management and the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency before joining Janklow & Nesbit in 2016. Allison’s clients include New York Times bestselling author Rosie Walsh, Anne Helen Petersen, Anna Pitoniak, Carola Lovering, Katie Heaney, Kelsey Miller, Charlotte Alter, Kayleen Schaefer and many others. She was also thrilled to work with former InkWell client Lena Dunham on her bestselling memoir Not That Kind of Girl. She is actively acquiring literary and commercial fiction, especially women’s fiction, as well as memoir, narrative nonfiction, cultural studies and pop culture. She is always looking for funny female writers, great love stories, campus novels, family epics, smart beach reads and for non-fiction projects that speak to the current cultural climate. Allison has a B.A. in American Studies and Creative Writing from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she lives in Brooklyn.
Kimberley Cameron has been a literary agent for 28 years. She recently sold Senator Barbara Boxer’s Memoir, The Art of Tough to Hachette, and the new Willie Mays book, 24, Life Lessons and Stories from the Say Hey Kid will be released shortly. She has started the careers of many debut authors, which she loves and finds thrilling.
She is interested in writing that makes a reader feel something, whether it be fiction or non-fiction. Some of the genres she particularly enjoys are mystery and crime, thriller, science fiction, women’s fiction, horror and literary fiction. Non-fiction genres are health, science, biography, memoir and history. She resides and works from Tiburon, California and France, with many visits to New York to make the rounds of editorial offices. She is also a mentor to five other agents who are selling their own books at her Agency.
Malaga Baldi has worked as an independent literary agent since 1986. The Baldi Agency is an eclectic agency specializing in literary fiction, memoir and cultural history. She worked as a cashier at Gotham Book Mart, in the Ballantine Books Publicity Department, as an associate at Candida Donadio & Associates and the Elaine Markson Agency before going out on her own. Baldi believes the strength of the author’s voice and the heart of the story to be key when considering new work. Baldi graduated from Hampshire College and lives in NYC.