Jill Kneerim, a founder and managing director of Kneerim & Williams, represents best-selling novelists, academics, and journalists, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft and George Washington prizes, the PEN Malamud Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her authors include best-selling novelists Brad Meltzer and Sue Miller; short-story writer Edith Pearlman; scholars Stephen Greenblatt, Tanya Luhrmann, Stuart Shanker, Matthew Desmond and Caroline Elkins; journalists Larry Tye, Bo Burlingham, and David Laskin; biographers Susan Quinn and Paul Mariani; nurse/columnist Theresa Brown; former poet laureate Robert Pinsky; and leading women thinkers such as Jean Kilbourne and Dr. Susan Love.
Jill is a former editor and publisher who has worked for Simon & Schuster, American Heritage, and Grossman Publishers, a publishing house that she cofounded. She has overseen the creation of countless books and worked with hundreds of authors. She has served on the board of PEN New England and is a member of the advisory board of Grub Street Writing Center. Boston Magazine named her one of Boston's 100 most influential women.
Jill's interests include a good story on almost any interesting subject; serious fiction; American, African, Asian, and European history; sociology; psychology and anthropology; biography and memoir; women's issues; the English language; and good writing.
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