Jim McCarthy

@JimMcCarthy528

Literary agent & VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

New York, NY

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Sep 24

I also reallllllly want to see nonfiction. Again, MG to adult. I love memoir. I'm also into intriguing takes on history and science, anything to do with the arts or pop culture. #MSWL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Sep 24

On the adult side, I would loooooove some epic family stories across generations. Think PACHINKO or AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART or THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD. #MSWL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Sep 24

WHAT. ELSE. I want more MG and more adult. I'm hungriest in these areas because it's what I see less often than YA. In the MG space, I want stories I haven't heard before and voices I haven't seen before. Which is BROAD but basically means: I want all of it. #MSWL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Jan 2

And that’s just a few ideas off the top of my head. I’m always looking for MG, YA, and adult, and I’d love to find something that knocks me out! Happy new year! #MSWL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · Jan 2

On the adult side, I would love, love, love to find some multi-generational family stories. Think Fluornoy’s The Turner House, Sullivan’s Maine, Urrea’s The House of Broken Angels, Gyasi’s Homegoing, etc. #MSWL