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