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Jennifer Kurdyla, Alfred A. Knopf

Tell me a story, dear authors...I am interested in voice-driven, atmospheric literary fiction and narrative nonfiction: anything that tells me a good story, regardless of my own existing knowledge of or interest in the subject. I love being brought into a character's mind (even the unlikeable ones, even the darker ones). My quest for canon-worthy fiction is ongoing, but I also highly value books that resonate with people today, and that capture our times and social concerns as much as those from the past.

Fun facts about me:

I have a 200-hour yoga teaching certificate: namaste.

I knit in the winter when I lose steam on reading manuscripts.

I read Wuthering Heights every Christmas, and Lolita every September.

I would invite Abraham Lincoln to dinner, with Joan Didion.


Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to jkurdyla@penguinrandomhouse.com

Vital Info

Fiction: Family Saga, General, Literary, Poetry, Short Story, Women’s Fiction
Non-Fiction: Biography, History, Memoir, Psychology

Favorite sub-genres:
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Vladimir Nabokov

Jane Smiley

Mr. Fox

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