Literary agent at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
New York, NY
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 3d
Guys, you want to hear something badass? There were female samurais called Onna-Bugeisha, and they fought alongside… https://t.co/XWQ3WMAIVb
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 3w
Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Sep 13
Oh! And I would loooooooooooove anything that bears comparison to Megan Abbott's books. #mswl
And I love some amazing oddball books that defy easy categorization. Think BLACKASS. Think BOY, SNOW, BIRD. #MSWL
I want to see smart sociological nonfiction, whether more cerebral (Maggie Nelson, Eula Biss) or more pop (Jon Ronson). #MSWL
VERY specifically, I still want a queer historian to do a book about the friendship b/w Slyvia Riveira and Marsha P. Johnson. #MSWL
I want any fresh LGBTQIA+ stories of any sort. A la my own AS I DESCENDED by @robin_talley or LOOKING FOR GROUP by @R0ryHarris0n #MSWL
Oh! It's #MSWL day. I'd love to find some big intergenerational fiction. Think J. Courtney Sullivan's MAINE. Or Cecily Wong's DIAMOND HEAD.
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Sep 5
@JimMcCarthy528 this is the most amazing byline for you as an agent. I hope you put that on your business cards.
@Bibliogato "#MSWL: peer pressure and death"
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Jun 30
So to summarize my #MSWL : I want everything. Give me everything.
#MSWL I also love closed settings (think Cabin in the Woods) and closed communities (think Under the Banner of Heaven)
Oh! #MSWL Can I please get a YA novel where the characters have jobs and a community of coworkers? Think Empire Records.
And dammit, I'm still looking for a nouveau The Group or The Best of Everything a la Commencement or Maine. #MSWL
#MSWL Any author who can be concise and epic at the same time. Think Yaa Gyasi's The Homecoming.
#MSWL Anything as weird and wonderful and thoughtful as The Lobster
Broader #MSWL : fantasy whose settings are non-Western analogs. Funny as hell MG. Dark comedy for any age.
Incredibly specific #MSWL : narrative NF about the friendship b/w Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Riveira.
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Apr 7 2016
I did a #mswl post. These aren't the only things I'm looking for, but...at present, they all sound good to me. :) https://t.co/J9OV6l2tWE
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Apr 5 2016
Also just filled out my #mswl form. Got to the "list your favorite books" question and was all... https://t.co/gCt9GoZarK
Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Aug 6 2015
.@HannahFergesen is a #mswl success story! Those tweets work!
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