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 am looking to build a 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. I am not interested in picture books or middle grade.
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.
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.
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Guidelines & Details
I'd like the next...
Books: Amal El-Mohtar's and Max Gladstone's This is How You Lose the Time War; Natalie Z. Walschot's Hench; Alyssa Cole's When No One is Watching ; K.S. Villoso's The Wolf of Oren-Yaro
Movies & TV Shows: Birds of Prey (2020); Hustlers (2019); Someone Great (2019); The Incredible Jessica James (2017); Marvel's Jessica Jones, season 1 (2015); Sleeping with Other People (2015); Laggies (2014); Begin Again (2013)
NB: When I say 'the next XYZ', I'm looking for similar vibes, not necessarily word-for-word, scene-for-scene comps!
My favorites include...
Recent Favourites (fiction): Tasha Suri’s work, particularly The Jasmine Throne; Nghi Vo’s The Chosen and the Beautiful; Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Gods of Jade and Shadow; Emily Henry’s Beach Read; Candice Carty-Williams’s Queenie.
Recent Favourites (non-fiction): Elaine Castillo’s How to Read Now; Mariame Kaba’s We Do This ‘til We Free Us; Daniel Immerwahr’s How to Hide an Empire; Angela Saini's Superior; Emma Dabiri's Don't Touch My Hair.
All-time Favourites (fiction): N. K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy; Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven; Ayisha Malik’s Sofia Khan is Not Obliged; Elaine Castillo's America is Not the Heart.
All-time Favourites (non-fiction): James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time; Johnny Pitts’s Afropean; Ebony Elizabeth Thomas’s The Dark Fantastic; Ruby Hamad’s White Tears/Brown Scars.
Childhood/Young Adulthood Favourites: the Harry Potter series; Kristin Cashore’s Graceling; Melina Marchetta’s Lumatere Chronicles; William Shakespeare’s plays; Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights; the animated movies Anastasia and Mulan; so many CW TV shows, but specifically, The O.C., One Tree Hill, and Gossip Girl.
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