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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

🥰🥰🥰🥰 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.

I ADORE this book!!! @ionegamble's words have changed my life and with a cover this gorgeous, how can you resist?? Don't miss POOR LITTLE SICK GIRLS – a love letter to unacceptable women. 🧡🧡🧡 @kateeevans @dialoguebooks https://twitter.com/dialoguebooks/status/1457671786896703488

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Falling in love with cover as hard as I fell in love with Mathilda... you should prob pre-order now now now https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Shame-dazzling-funny-debut/dp/1529367077/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Feed your moths/ decluttering is overrated/ you can be competitive about donating your clothes... the guardian managed to capture a little window into the wisdom of every conversation with @orsoladecastro @guardiang2 @GuardianFashion 🧵🧵 https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/24/feed-your-moths-and-hide-your-trousers-the-expert-guide-to-making-clothes-last-for-ever

What’s everyone doing with their keep cups these days?

New from The Long-termist's Field Guide: The importance of 'existential hope' and grand futures. Including: why the far future could be profoundly good, megascale engineering, cathedral vaccines, and a conversation about a world of unlimited bananas https://longtermist.substack.com/p/the-importance-of-existential-hope

This is gonna be so good! https://twitter.com/ionegamble/status/1354370808546799619

"I hope Poor Little Sick Girls will be a bible for all those unable to fit within our optimisation obsessed world, searching to find their place within it", @ionegamble'sdebut non-fiction title is set to publish with @dialoguebooks! See more: https://bit.ly/3aacHCj

An amazing book from an amazing girl has landed in the most amazing home @ionegamble @SharLovegrove 🍾