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Special Guest - Jim McCarthy

Literary Agent at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy interned for Dystel, Goderich & Bourret while studying urban design at New York University.

Upon graduating, Jim realized he would much rather continue working with books than make the jump (as he had originally intended) to the field of city planning. Eighteen years later, he remains DG&B as a VP and agent. As an avid fiction reader, his interests encompass both literary and commercial works in the adult, young adult, and middle-grade categories.

He is particularly interested in literary fiction, underrepresented voices, fantasy, mysteries, romance, anything unusual or unexpected, and any book that makes him cry or laugh out loud. In addition to fiction, he is also interested in narrative nonfiction whether it be memoir, historical, science, pop culture, or just darn good polemic.