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    Lucy Cleland is a literary agent and the dramatic rights manager at Kneerim & Williams, where she works with both new and established authors on a range of projects from groundbreaking “big idea” nonfiction to select upmarket fiction and children’s titles. A Southern transplant to Boston, Lucy graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College where she studied English and studio art.

    Lucy is looking for strong writing and surprising stories from authors whose passion for their subject is contagious. She is hungry for engrossing social and cultural history (particularly story- or character- driven windows onto an atmospheric era), true crime, narrative nonfiction, and memoir with a contemporary slant. In fiction for adults and young adults, she loves an arresting voice, powerful emotional undertow or plot engine, and a fresh concept or hook that distinguishes the novel as a must read. She’s also looking for select children’s nonfiction projects that nourish curiosity. Across the board, she’s drawn to the lives of creatives and rebels, questions about identity and inheritance, and is actively seeking underrepresented voices.

    Lucy also coordinates the internship program; please email her directly with any inquiries.

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