Tanya McKinnon

Tanya McKinnon is the co-founder of the McKinnon McIntyre Literary Agency where she represents New York Times Bestselling non-fiction, award-winning public intellectuals, award-winning children's books, and New York Times bestselling graphic novels. She specializes in non-fiction that addresses cultural issues as well as gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality. She is most drawn to work that pushes political and cultural boundaries. This can be in categories such as history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, medicine, cultural criticism, popular culture, journalism, and sheer whimsy. She looks for story-driven fiction that takes us into the lives of complicated and deeply human characters. She has a particular interest in politically progressive work, Latinx work, and African American work.

What I'm Looking For

McKinnon McIntyre is interested in all kinds of non-fiction, particularly work that examines cultural issues. We enjoy historical fiction and upmarket women's fiction. We also represent middle grade and Y/A fiction and non-fiction.

Sample Titles or Authors

What the Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America, Michael Eric Dyson
Eloquent Rage, Brittney Cooper
Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Raise of America, Marc Favreau

Specializes In

FICTION: Children's Graphic Novels, Middle Grade, Multi-Cultural

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


FICTION: Chick Lit, Commercial Fiction, GLBT, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Picture Books, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Adventure/True story, GLBT, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Psychology, Science