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Heather Carr is a literary agent at The Friedrich Agency where she represents fiction and nonfiction for adults. Originally from the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, she now lives in Brooklyn, NY. Heather is looking for voice-driven narrative nonfiction by a writer who guides the reader into a world they are uniquely positioned to write about, particularly with original reportage. She’s also seeking literary fiction and high-concept commercial fiction including that which dabbles in the surreal and suspenseful. She loves to be surprised by offbeat humor, new takes on old tropes, and unconventional storytelling. In all writing, she’s on the hunt for a singular voice and new perspectives. She does not represent any work for children or young adults.


I'm actively looking for investigative narrative nonfiction in the vein of Patrick Radden Keefe's SAY NOTHING and Rachel Aviv's STRANGERS TO OURSELVES, inventive literary fiction like Susanna Clarke's PIRANESI or Kiese Laymon's LONG DIVISION, and moody suspense like Katy Hays' THE CLOISTERS.


Dances by Nicole Cuffy
Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin
Secrets of the Octopus by Sy Montgomery (forthcoming in March '24)

Specializes In

FICTION: Literary Fiction, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Investigative Journalism


FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Family Saga, GLBT, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Thrillers/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, GLBT, Investigative Journalism, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Science, Women's Concerns