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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

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 🍾

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😱📚Enter to win one of 20 advance reader's editions of GIRL GURL GRRRL by @KenyaNHunt! https://fal.cn/39RbI

This provocative and humorous collection of essays discusses what it means to be black, a woman, a mother and a global citizen in today's ever-changing world.

Very exciting delivery of this very special proof this morning. 🧡💙💚💖 So proud to have been a part of the journey for this razor-sharp, important & illuminating book from @KenyaNHunt. #GIRLWeSeeYou is out Nov 12th!!

@HQstories @LilyCapewell @kateeevans

I could not be more excited about this book. It's sad, brave, properly properly funny, and one of the most relentlessly honest things I've read in years. @AbigailBergstrm is wildly talented and I'm so glad it's found the perfect home at @HodderBooks 🍾https://www.thebookseller.com/news/hodder-lands-debut-novel-gleams-bergstrom-1211385

The first of approx 7000 tweets/ messages/ phone calls/ incidents of borderline street harassment from me regarding this book. If the idea of talking about yourself makes you want to break into a run this is an essential purchase for 2020. Gift it to your future self now, go on.

Very very excited for what will be a wildly important book. CONGRATULATIONS @MariliaSavvides @Joeli_Brearley

Thrilled I now have an excuse to push this thought on even more people #IWantedYouToKnow

Making me cry at my desk/ on the street/ in a coffee queue (as ever)... but also kicking off my favourite thing @LauraPAuthor has ever let me work on #IWantedYouToKnow is coming in Oct 3 until then we're sharing wisdom from amazing women in our lives& we'd love for you to join us

Could not be more excited about this book. Working with @KenyaNHunt is a dream and I couldn't be happier her amazing work has found a home with @Charlo_Murs and @editortara @HQstories cannot wait to see GIRL in the world. https://www.thebookseller.com/news/hq-snaps-elle-deputy-editors-take-womanhood-and-blackness-1033796

THE NEWS IS OUT!! @KenyaNHunt your words blew me away when I first read them and I'm beyond thrilled to be publishing the phenomenal GIRL next year! Welcome to @HQstories! 💥🍾 @kateeevans https://twitter.com/thebookseller/status/1147065327768879104

In the brief gaps between being really opinionated about what you should read, I occasionally get really opinionated about plastic cups- here's our guide to cutting festival waste without really trying @medo_cup https://medocup.co/blogs/news/is-it-possible-to-go-plastic-free-at-a-festival #plasticfreefestivals

Legitimately useful.