Tanya McKinnon

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Tanya McKinnon has been a literary agent since 2000. She began her career in publishing as the youngest person to become a full editor and collective member of South End Press. While there she helped conceive and edited NYT bestseller Cornel West’s Breaking Bread.  After receiving an M.A. in cultural anthropology, she returned to publishing in New York, working as a foreign scout. In 2014 she co-founded her own agency, McKinnon McIntyre, where she specializes in NYT bestselling non-fiction that addresses cultural issues as well as gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexuality. She also represents NYT bestselling children’s books and graphic novels. The McKinnon McIntyre Agency looks for work that pushes boundaries. This can be in categories such as history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, medicine, cultural criticism, popular culture, journalism, and sheer whimsy. She looks for fiction that is story- and character-driven and engrossing with strong voice, and she has a particular interest in multicultural and African American work. For more information about The McKinnon McIntyre Agency please visit www.McKinnonMcIntyre.com.

Sample Titles or Authors

Tears We Cannot Stop, Michael Eric Dyson
Eloquent Rage, Brittney Cooper
Sailor Twain, Mark Siegel

Specializes In


Cultural/Social Issues, History, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Politics, Women's Concerns



Adventure/True Story, Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyle, GLBT, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Juvenile, Medical, Memoir, Men's Concerns, Music, Parenting, Pop Culture, Psychology, Religion, Science, Self-Help, Spirituality, Travel