Daniel Kirschen began his career at ICM Partners in 2010 and has been there since, focusing on literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, current events, and pop culture (music and comedy in particular). He is a graduate of William & Mary, with a degree summa cum laude in Philosophy, and in his nocturnal life plays drums in a band. He is looking for work that has emotional depth, can at times be sentimental but not saccharine, and for writers who recognize that it’s all about the reader. To him, the most critical question a writer must answer is: Why this book now? His clients include Ann Patchett, Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Elizabeth Greenwood, Prince, Dan Piepenbring, Amy Rose Spiegel, and Morgan Parker.