Jamie Carr

Jamie Carr joined The Book Group in January 2020 as an agent. Prior, she worked in the literary department of William Morris Endeavor for almost six years where she championed New York Times bestsellers, award winning titles, and groundbreaking debuts. Born and raised in Lower Manhattan, she has an MFA in fiction writing and began her career in the books department of Tin House.

Jamie represents novelists, short story writers, journalists, activists, and food and culture writers. Most interested in adult literary and upmarket commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction, she is drawn to writing that is voice-driven, highly transporting, from unique perspectives and marginalized voices, and that seeks to disrupt or reframe what appears to be known.

What I'm Looking For

Novelists, activists, culture and food writers. Looking for boundary breaking literary fiction and upmarket women's fiction. And in nonfiction, journalists and culture writers. Especially looking for writing that is voice-driven, highly transporting, from unique perspectives and marginalized voices.

Sample Titles or Authors

Sophia Shalmiyev
Tracy Clark-Flory
Melissa Larsen

Specializes In

FICTION: Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, Family Saga, GLBT, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, GLBT, Multi-Cultural, Music, Narrative, Politics, Pop Culture, Women's Concerns

Considers

FICTION: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Short Story Collections

NONFICTION: Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyle, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Nature/Ecology, Psychology, Women's Concerns