Jim McCarthy


Literary agent & VP at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

New York, NY

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 24 Sep 2019

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 · 2 Jan 2019

I’d be ecstatic to find more nonfiction for any age. I particularly swoon for memoirs, popular history, social commentary, and pop culture. Recent loves: Laymon’s Heavy, Chee’s How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Westover’s Educated. #MSWL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 13 Sep 2016

I want to see smart sociological nonfiction, whether more cerebral (Maggie Nelson, Eula Biss) or more pop (Jon Ronson). #MSWL

Jim McCarthy @JimMcCarthy528 · 30 Jun 2016

Incredibly specific #MSWL: narrative NF about the friendship b/w Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Riveira.