Kerry D’Agostino is a literary agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd. She represents literary and upmarket fiction, and her authors include novelists Andrea Bobotis, Leesa Cross-Smith, Nancy Wayson Dinan, Micah Dean Hicks, Leslie Pietrzyk and Liza Wieland, as well as suspense writers Caroline B. Cooney and John Straley. Kerry also represents select nonfiction and YA. She is particularly drawn to character-driven work, unconventional plot structures, unreliable narrators, complicated family relationships, and speculative elements that challenge our ways of thinking about the world. Kerry is a graduate of Bowdoin College, Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Columbia Publishing Course. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of American Literary Agents, where she is also a member of the organization’s Programming and Communications Committees and a mentor for the Literary Agents of Change Mentorship Program. Kerry is also a member of Curtis Brown’s Inclusion & Accountability Committee. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two cats.
Please email query letters to Kerry at kd at cbltd.com and include either the first fifty pages of your manuscript or your full proposal in an attachment as a Word document. Kerry reviews all submissions within three to four weeks and will respond if she is interested in seeing more.