Carolyn Savarese

Carolyn Savarese joined Kneerim & Williams as Literary Agent in 2017 after 18 years at The Perseus Book Group, where she was Senior Vice President for Global Licensing, International Sales and Marketing, Contracts and Legal Affairs.  As a publisher, she earned a reputation as a skilled negotiator on behalf of authors including Elizabeth Warren, Samantha Power, George Soros, Henry Louis Gates, Christopher Hitchens, Steven Pinker, Richard Feynman, Douglas Hofstadter, Zbigniew and Mika Brzezinski, Iris Chang, Lionel Shriver, Rick Steves, and many more.  With deep knowledge of the publishing process, both domestic and international, electronic and print, and with contacts throughout the industry, Carolyn is a fierce and strategic advocate for her clients. Recent sales to major houses (Knopf, Simon & Schuster, Avery, Viking Penguin) include books in American history and public policy, parenting and psychology, biography and memoir, biology and anthropology, law and society, business and technology.  Carolyn is looking for writers with a curiosity about the world, a passion for ideas, and the ability to tell singular stories on subjects that matter, whether personal or political, cultural or culinary.

Carolyn Savarese