Hannah Bowman

@hannahnpbowman

Literary agent at Liza Dawson Associates. Abolitionist. “Without her, more characters would have lived.” Let's tell revolutionary stories together. She/her.

Los Angeles, CA

Liza Dawson Associates

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · Nov 2

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman

Anyway coming from today’s discussion of old favorites: please send me more fun young-woman epic fantasy with beautiful dresses, high stakes, and some enemies-to-lovers, thank you. #mswl twitter.com/hannahnpbowman…

Do they end up CARING FOR EACH OTHER’S INJURIES in a TENT during a WAR until TRUST DEVELOPS and SEXUAL TENSION?? Is he shocked to see her in a DRESS not just MUDDY BREECHES after the battle is won? It is my kind of happy epic fantasy. (And I’m in the mood for that!) #mswl

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · Nov 2

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman

Oh man I loved this book. twitter.com/drunk_austen/s…

Anyway coming from today’s discussion of old favorites: please send me more fun young-woman epic fantasy with beautiful dresses, high stakes, and some enemies-to-lovers, thank you. #mswl

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · Oct 10

3. A truly epic space opera. Either one with fascinating and unique worldbuilding (think THE STARS ARE LEGION or A DOOR INTO OCEAN) or one that's just plain fun as well as galaxy-spanning (think the Vorkosigan books). #MSWL

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · Oct 10

A delightful conversation with an editor this morning has reminded me of some things I'd really like to see #MSWL:
1. A prison-abolitionist utopian SF novel. Think THE DISPOSSESSED but specifically about restorative justice.
2. A really good first contact book like THE SPARROW.

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · Oct 9

Allison Kilkenny @allisonkilkenny

me reading the part where dumbledore dies pic.twitter.com/sEIBKk5qyk

The fact that Snape kills Dumbledore to maintain his cover is honestly one of the best things in those books. Someone write me a new story about a Snape figure making those choices, please. #MSWL

(Don’t tell me about RED RISING I am familiar with that one)

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · Sep 25

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon

@hannahnpbowman @maxgladstone don't forget how centaurs and merfolk aren't classified as people and everyone's like oh that's fine

Re: this thread, if someone wants to write me a fantasy novel about a kid who goes to magic school but realizes the entire structure of the magical world needs to be overthrown, I would be 100% there for that. Bonus points if they have to side with the dark wizards to do it #MSWL

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · Sep 13

Here’s the thing about the end of Moana: she doesn’t save Te Fiti by putting back the heart. She saves her by really seeing her while she’s still broken. That makes me cry. (Also: basically my #MSWL forever!)

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · Jul 12

Following up on my #MSWL thread, some books I've read in the past year (not my clients!) that I've really loved:

SEA OF RUST -- postapocalyptic robots at war (way cooler than that sounds). What happens after the robot apocalypse?

Hannah Bowman @hannahnpbowman · Jul 12

There's been a request for a #MSWL now that I'm re-opening to queries. So, a thread on what I most want to see. (This is NOT EXHAUSTIVE! I'm open to all kinds of adult SFF.)