Hana E-N

CookeMcDermid Literary Management

My Manuscript Wish List®

I am a Literary Agent and the Rights Manager at CookeMcDermid. In addition to representing the agency’s clients outside of North America, I represent a small, selective list of clients from marginalized backgrounds working in commercial/genre fiction and non-fiction. In fiction, I am drawn to character-driven stories, featuring complicated and/or morally grey protagonists. In non-fiction, I am keenly interested in well-researched but accessible works exploring systemic issues and how they play out in our day-to-day lives. I am primarily interested in works for adults and older YA.

EARLY 2024 UPDATE: In addition to the favourites listed elsewhere here, I wanted to share some (even more) recent favourites and what I enjoyed about them!

  • Simon Jimenez’s THE VANISHED BIRDS, Micaiah Johnson’s THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS, and Martha Wells’ MURDERBOT books: exploration of trauma, and how capitalism inherently commodifies everything and everyone it touches, and depictions of future worlds that are scarily plausible.
  • S. L. Huang’s BURNING ROSES: found family again; interesting, unique take on fairytales; female friendship; exploration of redemption/what it takes to get a second chance.
  • Noura Erakat’s JUSTICE FOR SOME: non-fiction deconstructing international law and how it was designed with western, colonial interests in mind, and the repercussions on our lives and politics today.
  • 3 Historical Fantasies:
    • Shelley Parker Parker-Chan’s SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN: relentless, undeterred characters; history but make it fruity; the angst of chasing a destiny that you don’t even want but feel bound to fulfill!
    • J.J.A. Harwood’s THE THORNS REMAIN and Shauna Lawless’s THE CHILDREN OF GODS AND FIGHTING MEN: enjoyed that the Western settings and time periods that aren’t as commonly explored (Scottish and Irish respectively); malevolent fae and other magical characters.
  • TV Shows & Movies:
    • Andor (2022)
    • House of the Dragon (2022)
    • Moon Knight (2022)
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
    • The Last of Us (2023)

Fun facts about me:

I am a reformed (. . . kinda) theatre kid and I love theatre and the performing arts! Some favourites include: SIX the musical; & Juliet; The Phantom of the Opera; Hamilton.

Prior to joining the publishing industry, I worked in the non-profit, arts, and culture sectors. Outside of my role at the agency, I am also one of the co-founders of BIPOC of Publishing in Canada and a board member at Paprika Theatre Festival.

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