Tanusri Prasanna is a literary agent at DeFiore and Company, with a background in human rights advocacy that has helped shape the types of books she champions. Her eclectic list features compelling new voices in both the adult and children’s books spaces, set against themes in social justice, rights, and representation.

Some current and forthcoming titles include: nonfiction such as More of this, Please: Sikh Wisdom for the Soul by Simran Jeet Singh, and The Colour of God by Ayesha Siddiqua Chaudhry; children’s books showcasing diverse stories and protagonists such as My Tree and I Am A Bird by Hope Lim; Fauja Singh Keeps Going by Simran Jeet Singh, and Hannah and the Ramadan Gift by Qasim Rashid; books that make abstract concepts accessible to children with creativity and humor, such as Space Matters by Jacque Lynn and How to Bake a Universe by Alec Carvlin; as well as adult and YA fiction, such as The Dharma Forest trilogy by Keerthik Sasidharan; and Milo and Marcos at the End of the World by Kevin Christopher Snipes.

Tanusri was born and raised in India, and has been living in NYC for over a decade.  She is a graduate of the National Law School (India), Harvard Law School, and Oxford University.


Children's books (Middle-Grade and Young Adult specifically) including fantasy, contemportary, fiction and nonfiction; Adult Narrative non-fiction and memoir with a focus on diverse and under-represented voices.


Milo and Marcos at the End of the World, Kevin Christopher Snipes
The Colour of God, Ayesha Siddiqua Chaudhry
I Am a Bird, Hope Lim

Specializes In

FICTION: Children's, Middle Grade, Young Adult



NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Humor, Memoir, Narrative, Women's Concerns