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; Almost Surely Dead 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.

Chris aims to work with some of the culture’s best writers, thinkers and experts—authors whose work helps us to interpret and understand our times as well as our future.


Mysteries, thrillers, literary fiction, upmarket fiction, commercial literary fiction, and narrative nonfiction.

Sample Titles or Authors

Bath Haus, by PJ Vernon
Highway of Tears, by Jessica McDiarmid
Almost Surely Dead, by Amina Akhtar

Specializes In

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Crime, LGBTQIA+, Horror, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Investigative Journalism, Current Affairs, Health & Fitness, History, Memoir, Narrative, Pop Culture, Science, Sports, True Crime


FICTION: Family Saga, Humor/Satire, Romance