Jamie Carr joined The Book Group in January 2020 as an agent. Prior, she worked in the literary department of William Morris Endeavor for almost six years where she championed New York Times bestsellers, award winning titles, and groundbreaking debuts. Born and raised in Lower Manhattan, she has an MFA in fiction writing and began her career in the books department of Tin House.
Jamie represents novelists, journalists, activists, and food and culture writers. Most interested in adult literary and upmarket commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction, she is drawn to writing that is voice-driven, highly transporting, from unique perspectives and marginalized voices, and that seeks to disrupt or reframe what appears to be known.
Jamie is looking for literary and upmarket commercial fiction with a big and ambitious premise, including multigenerational international-set family stories, love stories with teeth, dystopian & grounded sci/fantasy, suspense, and younger skewing beach reads. On the nonfiction side, she is most interested in signing narrative nonfiction, essay collections, pop culture, history, science/technology (and where those threads meet), food writers, and memoir. She also represents poets and other writers who blend genre.