Dunow, Carlson & Lerner is a mid-size, full service agency offering representation in all areas of the publishing marketplace, including foreign, film, audio and digital. Collectively, we bring over fifty years of publishing experience to our company. The agency represents literary and commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, popular culture and young adult fiction and we enjoy a strong reputation in the industry for high quality books and strong publisher relationships.
I've been an agent at DCL for the past 10 years, where I represent both fiction and non-fiction. On the fiction side, my tastes trend more literary, and I'm especially drawn to novels that embrace genre elements - anything that plays with sci-fi, fantasy, crime, or horror. On the non-fiction side, I'm interested in narrative books across a broad range of topics, including: history, sports, music, pop culture (comedy and TV in particular), memoir (especially ones that explore serious subjects with a sense of humor), true crime, and food.
At the moment, I'm particularly in the mood for:
-A great Western. Anything as devastating as Blood Meridian or as surprising as The Sisters Brothers.
-Thought provoking and achingly human sci-fi in the Ted Chiang vein.
-An addictive, dark, nuanced crime series like Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad.
-A magical Middle Grade, standalone or series. Something enchanting that introduces me to a new world to get lost in. I have a wonderful forthcoming debut called THE STORY THAT CANNOT BE TOLD that blends historical fiction, fairytales, and folklore in 1989 communist Romania, and I'd love to find more books like it.
-A great non-fiction sports book that provides as much insight into the things surrounding the sport like community in Friday Night Lights, or fandom in Fever Pitch.
-A non-fiction narrative that explores food, culture, and community.
-And if you have a book that captures the humor, raunchiness, cringeworthiness, insight, and emotional depth of Catastrophe or Fleabag, please send it to me!