Molly Ker Hawn

Molly Ker Hawn

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  • Young adult fiction
  • Middle grade fiction
  • Non-fiction for ages 8-18
  • Adult non-fiction
  • Adult trade fiction
  • New Adult (18-25)
  • Picture Books
  • Chapter books

About Molly

My time in the publishing industry has included editorial roles at Chronicle Books and Dial Books for Young Readers, early social media development for a major teen magazine, and serving as National Programs Director at the Children’s Book Council, the trade association of American children’s book publishers. I’ve also been a bookseller, and I’m a past board member of the United States Board on Books for Young People.

I live in London and I work with authors all over the world, selling directly to publishers in the US, the UK and Australia. I’ve bounced back and forth from America to England since I was a teenager: I grew up in Northern California, lived for a time in the West Country, read English at Cambridge University, spent many years in New York City, and now live a stone’s throw from the River Thames.

If you’ve got a terrific story, well-told, I want to read it.

I’m looking for middle grade and young adult fiction that’s inventive, well-crafted, and rich with emotion. I’m also interested in non-fiction for readers ages 8-18. I like wit, but not snark; I prefer books that lean more toward literary than commercial, but of course, my perfect book neatly bridges the two. The fiction on my list all has a strong sense of authentic place, whether real or imaginary; I’m not the right agent for books with animal protagonists.

I also represent select non-fiction projects for adults. I’m interested in intersectional feminism, current events, popular culture, and modern history.

I’m particularly interested in hearing writers from underrepresented communities.


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