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Kate Evans

Literary Agent

Kate Evans is an agent representing books and journalism.

She studied English Literature and Journalism in Australia and New York and worked variously in music, magazines, and literary festivals before beginning her publishing career at Hachette Australia in 2012.

What I'm looking for...

I am actively building a list of authors writing non-fiction and fiction.

I’m looking for non-fiction that says something about the way we live- from beautiful narrative non-fiction with a strong voice to passionate manifestos from experts in their fields. Whether it’s popular science, big ideas, nature writing, memoir, fresh approaches to history or insightful takes on pop culture, I am drawn to writing that makes social, political, and economic issues accessible and engaging.

On the fiction side I read widely but the common thread that runs through most novels I love is a sharply observed take on relationships and strong characters I’ll think about long after I’ve left them on the page. I want a book I can gleefully, greedily consume- that kind of crying in public, ignoring your friends level compulsiveness… but I also want it to be beautifully put together. To steal from Donna Tartt, who explains this better than I ever could, I’m eternally looking for a balance of “density and speed”.

Some writers I love (in addition to all of my own): Claire Lombardo, Meg Wolitzer, Rachel Cusk, Sloane Crosley, Lauren Groff, Helen Fielding, Emily Rapp Black, Mhairi McFarlane, Dani Shapiro, Anna Hope

Kate Evans @kateeevans

Wish I had the confidence of a bay leaf, just strolling into every recipe doing absolutely fuck all

This book has totally changed how I see the world (and actually gave me a whole new vocabulary with which to think about time).

It’s been called ‘a soaring hymn to all that might lie in the future’ & if you’re not feeling great about the present it’s a much needed dose of hope

Hello there, here's a rather wonderful overview in The Bookseller about my upcoming non-fiction book The Long View, publishing with @Wildfirebks in March 2023 https://www.thebookseller.com/rights/wildfire-nets-bbc-journalist-fishers-radical-reassessment-of-our-relationship-with-time

A pretty perfect cover for a pretty perfect book. I probably won’t stop talking about this between now and June next year 🖤

The fact I've spent months pouring over the (beautiful) spreads from this has not at all reduced my impatience to get my hands on it. Pre-order it for yourself, gift it to your friends, make it your go to housewarming/ valentines/ just because op. It's as dreamy as you'd expect❤️

Book bloggers, readers, reviewers - watch this space for an exciting reveal from @BaskervilleJMP this Friday 😉#WeWillSpeakOfTheDevil https://twitter.com/BaskervilleJMP/status/1572508932190642178

We have some very exciting news coming this Friday... 🖤

#WeWillSpeakOfTheDevil

I’m on @BBCWomansHour this morning talking about Poor Little Sick Girls 🌞 Between 10-11am tune in! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0019yzw

okay let’s try this again!! bound copies of @Rose_Wldng’s deviously plotted debut are HERE. this brilliant mystery is going to be THE book of spring 23 once I learn how to use Twitter!! industry friends, if you want a copy, inquire within! cc: @Jade__Chandler @kateeevans

We're extremely proud to be publishing Norwell's memoir, #IAmNorwellRoberts, tomorrow.

'To appreciate the present and how far we have come, we sometimes need to revisit the uncomfortable past, no matter how painful' . . .

https://uk.bookshop.org/books/i-am-norwell-roberts-the-story-of-the-met-s-first-black-police-officer/9781399800884 https://twitter.com/DionneGrant/status/1531959112363286530

🥰🥰🥰🥰 pre order!!!!! https://twitter.com/dialoguebooks/status/1513866655784443910

So grateful that Norwell has trusted us with his truly remarkable story and thrilled that it's in the hands of @katejhewson & @TwoRoadsBooks https://www.thebookseller.com/rights/two-roads-bags-story-of-mets-first-black-police-officer

Could not be happier to have this land with @SarahGrill1 and @MinotaurBooks and cannot wait for you all to meet these women. 🍾

Love flooding in for @ionegamble and I can't get enough of this @Courtney quote❤️‍🔥

🧡 'A breath of fresh air' @travisalabanza 

🧡 'Sizzling' @livlittle 

🧡 'Everyone - and I mean everyone - should read this book' @yomiadegoke 

🗓️ Mark your calendars for Poor Little Sick Girls by @ionegamble 

Coming 26th May 2022

I've written a book! Coming to a bookshelf near you November 2022...

BAD DATA: How Governments, Politicians, and the Rest of Us Get Misled by Numbers

And there is not a hint of maths in it! Just stories that will shock, surprise, and definitely inspire some face-palm moments. https://twitter.com/BookBrunch/status/1496801326906314752

"A novel suffused with moments of joy, connection and empathy; a love letter to Newcastle and to ordinary people finding ways to navigate vibrant, messy lives", @BaskervilleJMP bags @rose_wldng's 'literary whodunnit' debut, Speak of the Devil! https://bit.ly/3pqXlSm

So proud of @Rose_Wldng for writing this spectacular book/ trusting me with it when it was just four and a half pages, a severed head, and an unforgettable woman named Olive. https://www.thebookseller.com/rights/baskerville-snares-wildings-literary-whodunit-debut-for-six-figures-in-24-hour-pre-empt

Could not be prouder of the endlessly inspiring @KenyaNHunt... dream author, change maker, and now EDITOR IN CHIEFFFF of @ELLEUK. She definitely doesn't sleep 🍾 https://www.hearst.co.uk/media-centre/press-releases/hearst-uk-appoints-kenya-hunt-new-editor-chief-elle-uk

This book will change the way you see the world... and now it has a cover as beautiful/ odd/ perfect as it is. Thanks to @pollynor & @stroomerdesign for the vision and @SharLovegrove & @MaisieFrances for the faith.