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.

I’m honored to have been elected to the committee of the Association of Authors’ Agents.


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