Chris Bucci represents bestselling and award-winning fiction and non-fiction authors including, Bath Haus by PJ Vernon; Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid; Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? by Timothy Caulfield; KISMET by Amina Akhtar; and The War Widow by Tara Moss.

Chris began his career at the University of Toronto Press as an acquisitions editor in the social sciences. He joined HarperCollins Canada in 2003 as a non-fiction editor and then moved to McClelland & Stewart. In 2008 he joined The McDermid Agency as a literary agent and later bought the agency, along with Martha Webb. In 2017 they merged with the Cooke Agency to form CookeMcDermid where Chris was Proprietor and Literary Agent before joining Aevitas in 2020.


Mysteries, thrillers, literary fiction, historical fiction, commercial literary fiction, and narrative nonfiction. For nonfiction, popular science, sports, popular culture, politics, and history.

Sample Titles or Authors

BATH HAUS by PJ Vernon
KISMET by Amina Akhtar
THE WAR WIDOW by Tara Moss.

Specializes In

FICTIONCrime, Commercial Fiction, Horror, Historical Fiction, GLBT, Mystery, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Memoir, Narrative, Politics, Pop Culture, True Crime, Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Investigative Journalism, History


FICTION: Literary Fiction, Short Story Collections