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Full Agent Profile: Kate Garrick



NAME

Kate Garrick

AGENCY
The Karpfinger Agency
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
kate@karpfinger.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://karpfinger.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Thrillers/Suspense | Short Stories | Offbeat/Quirky
NONFICTION GENRES

Food & Lifestyle | Politics | Memoirs | Adventure/True Story | Women's Issues | Narrative | Cultural/Social Issues | Humor

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Kate looks for well-crafted and compelling fiction that features a strong narrative voice and cultural, political, and narrative non-fiction. She's especially looking to build lasting relationships with emerging writers of all ages.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • She does not represent poetry, science fiction, fantasy or romance, erotica.
    • She's not considering any genre fiction (romance, sci-fi, fantasy, westerns), poetry or prescriptive non-fiction
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • She prefers email queries as per the below guidelines
    • Email: query via kate@karpfinger.com (no attachments) and first five pages (if submitting a query for fiction or memoir)

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Kate Garrick joined The Karpfinger Agency as an agent in 2015. Previously she was an agent and director of contracts at DeFiore and Company. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Florida State University and an M.A. in English and American Literature from New York University. She grew up in Jacksonville, Florida.
    EDUCATION
    • MA in English and American literature from New York University and her BA (also in literature) from Florida State University


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Longtime NPR contributor Martha Woodroof's SMALL BLESSINGS, in which an English professor at a Virginia women's college is resigned to his unfulfilled, unhappy marriage until he meets a beguiling woman at the university bookstore who dazzles even his wife, and on the same day learns his affair with a poetess ten years earlier resulted in a son who's on his way to see him to Hilary Rubin Teeman at St. Martin's, in a very good deal, at auction, by Kate Garrick at DeFiore and Company (world).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction | Family Saga
    Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate Maria Manilla's novel THE PATRON SAINT OF UGLY, in which an inquiry into the life of reluctant saint and alleged healer Garnet Ferrari -- born with the map of the world rendered in port wine stains on her skin -- reveals her family's rich, tangled and most unusual history, from the Nebrodi Mountains of Sicily to the hilltop mansions of Sweetwater, West Virginia, to Lauren Wein at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, on an exclusive submission, by Kate Garrick at DeFiore and Company (world).

    Fiction | Horror | Young Adult | Offbeat/Quirky
    Camille DeAngelis's BONES & ALL a coming-of-age novel about a young woman, abandoned by her mother and left with only her rucksack and her birth certificate, who sets out to search for her father, who she hopes can tell her why she has the urge to eat people, specifically men who show her affection -- a meditation on female power and sexuality, to Sara Goodman at St. Martin's, in a pre-empt, by Kate Garrick at DeFiore and Company (world).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction | Mystery
    Elizabeth Little's DEAR DAUGHTER, in which an infamous LA socialite and tabloid princess -- fresh out of prison -- travels to the Black Hills of South Dakota, where she hopes to uncover the truth behind her mother's murder, the very crime for which she was incarcerated ten years before, to Allison Lorentzen at Viking, in a two-book deal, at auction, by Kate Garrick at DeFiore and Company (world).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction | Family Saga
    Columbia MFA graduate David Hopson's ALL THE LASTING THINGS, a sweeping portrait of three generations of the creatively inclined members of the Fisher family that follows the aftermath of long-kept secrets finally revealed and explores the legacy we all stand to leave - as parents, children, and artists, to Carmen Johnson at Little A, for publication in Spring 2016, by Kate Garrick at DeFiore and Company.

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Deborah Shapiro's THE SUN IN YOUR EYES, pitched in the vein of Ferrante's Neapolitan novels and THE MARRIAGE PLOT, in which two estranged college friends, one the daughter of a legendary musician whose final album-in-progress was lost shortly after he died, reconnect in order to find his missing tapes but in the process discover how impossible it can be to recapture the intensity of the friendship they had when they were younger, to Margaux Weisman at William Morrow, for publication in Summer 2016, by Kate Garrick at DeFiore and Company (World English).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



    LINKS
    Twitter
    http://twitter.com/kategarrick
    AAR profile
    http://aaronline.org/Sys/PublicProfile/2176930/417813
    This is the agency webpage on PublishersMarketplace
    http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/bdf/
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    PMA Literary and Film Management