Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Conference faculty profile: Susan Hawk

Literary agent Susan Hawk wants to laugh. She wants to be moved. And she wants to read stories that make her feel a flurry of emotion. In short, she's a stickler for what she likes, and isn't afraid to say so. In her profile on her agency's blog, she says, "I want a book to stay with me long after I finish reading, and I’m looking for powerful, original writing."

An agent with The Bent Agency in Brooklyn, NY, Susan comes to the fold with a background in book marketing for Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. She's developing her list, which includes middle-grade, YA, and picture/chapter books.

In her agency profile,  Susan says her interests lie "at the intersection of literary and commercial." Her blog, Susan Says, now comes as part of the Bent Agency's Bent on Books blog, but there are plenty of archives galore to sift through.

Susan has her hands in many projects, of all kidlit genres, and should have plenty of insider knowledge to share with everyone.


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