Chris Bucci is a Literary Agent and Proprietor at CookeMcDermid. He represents bestselling authors such as Bob Rae, Timothy Caulfield, Susan Delacourt, James Grainger, and Kerri Sakamoto. Most recently senior editor at McClelland & Stewart, he worked primarily with non-fiction, bringing to the M&S catalogue the likes of Alain de Botton, Christopher Hitchens, Paul Watson, and Sir Martin Gilbert.
He began his career at the University of Toronto Press and soon became an acquisitions editor in social sciences and cultural studies. Bucci joined HarperCollins Canada in 2003 as a non-fiction editor. Moving to M&S in 2004, Bucci helped revitalize the McClelland & Stewart non-fiction program, establishing relationships with international authors, agents, and publishers.
Currently Looking For: Literary fiction, mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, commercial literary fiction, and narrative nonfiction. For nonfiction, he seeks popular science, sports, popular culture, politics, essays, and history.
Clients: Amy Stuart, David Casarett, Sam Wiebe, Martin Gibala, Larry Burns, Jessica McDiarmid, Kirstine Stewart, James Grainger, Andrew F. Sullivan, and Amy Jones.
Sample Titles or Authors
Still Mine, Amy Stuart
Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?, Timothy Caulfield
The Floating City, Kerri Sakamoto
Commercial Fiction, Crime, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thrillers/Suspense
Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Narrative, Pop Culture, Science, Technology
Chick Lit, Historical Fiction, Horror, Multi-Cultural, Short Story Collections, Upmarket Women’s Fiction
Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyle, Health & Fitness, History, Medical, Music, Nature/Ecology, Parenting, Politics, Psychology, Sports, True Crime