Heather Carr

Heather Carr is an associate agent at The Friedrich Agency. Originally from outside of Portland, OR, she received a B.A. in English from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and ended her eastbound journey by settling in Brooklyn, NY with her 18-year-old cat. She spent her first few years in publishing at Trident Media Group before joining The Friedrich Agency in March 2018.  Heather is looking for voice-driven narrative nonfiction, especially relating to science, the environment, niche histories, and cultural criticism. She’s also seeking literary and high-concept commercial fiction including that which dabbles in the surreal and suspenseful, particularly about complex women and female friendship. In all writing, she’s on the hunt for a singular voice and new perspectives. She does not represent any work for children or young adults.

What I'm Looking For

Voice-drive narrative nonfiction that teaches me something new (like Caitlin Doughty’s From Here to Eternity or Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus). Literary fiction with a singular voice (like Weike Wang’s Chemistry or Jen Beagin’s Pretend I'm Dead).

Specializes In

FICTION: Family Saga, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Short Story Collections

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Investigative Journalism, Mutli-Cultural, Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Women's Concerns

Considers

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Upmarket Women's Fiction