Katherine Flynn

Katherine is a partner at the Kneerim & Williams Agency, which she joined in 2008. After graduating with honors in history from Johns Hopkins University, Katherine worked at the literary agency of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc. in New York. She then pursued her Ph.D. in History at Brown University, where she is now A.B.D. Prior to joining Kneerim & Williams, Katherine worked at the publishing company of Bedford/St. Martin's. She has also taught English literature and composition to high school students and has worked in a rare book shop.

She represents History, Biography, Politics, Current Affairs, Adventure, Nature, Pop Culture, Science, and Psychology for non-fiction and particularly loves exciting narrative nonfiction, where the truth is a story more fascinating than anything else. For fiction, she represents both literary and commercial fiction, and she is fond of urban or foreign locales, crime novels, insight into women’s lives, biting wit, and historical settings. That said, some of her favorite novels would probably not fit any of these descriptors, so she is really open to anything that is well-written and contains a good, fresh story.

What I'm Looking For

Mainly nonfiction, but some crime fiction and fiction by journalists or academics making the leap to fiction

Sample Titles or Authors

The Feather Thief, Kirk Wallace Johnson
Can't Help Myself, Meredith Goldstein
The Poisoned City, Anna Clark

Specializes In

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, History, Investigative Journalism, Medical, Military/War, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Politics, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, True Crime, Women's Concerns


FICTION: Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, Crime, Historical Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyle, GLBT, Health & Fitness, Humor, Juvenile, Memoir, Men's Concerns, Music, Parenting, Pets, Self-Help, Sports, Technology, Travel