Carolyn Savarese

Carolyn Savarese joined Kneerim & Williams as Literary Agent in 2017 after eighteen years at The Perseus Book Group as a senior executive in sales, marketing, licensing, legal affairs and business development. Today she represents writers, scholars, activists, academics, biographers, historians, politicians, scientists, entrepreneurs and more, taking the knowledge she learned in-house and using it to strategic advantage for her clients.

Recent and forthcoming books include:

Politics and Current Affairs
- I Swear: Politics Is Messier Than My Minivan by U.S. Representative Katie Porter (Crown)
- Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable by UCLA Law Professor Joanna Schwartz (Viking)
Resetting the Table: Straight Talk About the Food We Grow and Eat by Harvard Kennedy School's Robert Paarlberg (Knopf)
- Seek & Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy by Tulane Law Professor Amy Gajda (Viking)
Vigilante Democracy by UCLA's Jon Michaels and Rutgers' David Noll (Simon & Schuster)

Science and Health
- Wonderworks: Literary Invention and the Science of Stories by Ohio State Professor of Story Science Angus Fletcher (Simon & Schuster)
- Sensible: How Sense Foraging Can Free You from a Life of Self Sabotage by University of Toronto Neuroscientists Zindel Segal and Norman Farb (Little, Brown)
- The Child Code by Inaugural Director of the Rutgers Addiction Research Center Dr. Danielle Dick (Avery)
- Eat, Poop, Die: How Animals Make Our World by University of Vermont Biologist Joe Roman (Little, Brown)
- Solvable: How We Repair Our Planet by MIT Atmospheric Scientist Susan Solomon (University of Chicago Press)

History, Biography, and Memoir
- The Long Reckoning: War, Peace, & Redemption in Vietnam by Journalist George Black (Knopf)
- Winslow Homer: American Passage by Biographer William R. Cross (Farrar Straus & Giroux)
- Atomic Spy: The Dark Lives of Klaus Fuchs by Historian Nancy Thorndike Greenspan (Viking)
- In the Shadow of Quetzalcoatl by Emerita Director of Latin American Studies at Harvard Merilee Grindle (Harvard University Press)

As a publisher, Carolyn earned a reputation as a skilled negotiator and deal maker on behalf of authors such as Elizabeth Warren, Samantha Power, Henry Louis Gates, George Soros, Rick Steves, and many more. She loves representing writers with that same tenacity and commitment which is essential in today's competitive marketplace. Narrative nonfiction is Carolyn’s passion and expertise, but she is always on the lookout for that one-in-a-million debut novel.

Carolyn Savarese