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Katie is one of the newest recruits at C+W, having changed careers from lawyer to literary assistant. While Katie is currently a literary assistant rather than a full-fledged agent, she is looking to take on clients and begin building her list.

Her taste, while she describes it as upmarket commercial fiction, does include science fiction and fantasy, as well as other more straightforwardly commercial areas such as crime and historical fiction. Katie is also interested in YA and crossover fiction. She loves dark stories looking at human nature and the human condition. As a displaced American, she particularly enjoys stories based in New York City and also has a soft spot for 'campus' stories.

Katie's main focus is currently on fiction, but she is also keen on reading journalistic non-fiction that reads like fiction. In other words, nothing that reads too academic or dry, she wants narrative-led non-fiction with a strong authorial voice.

As Katie grows her list, we will be better able to update our users on her particular tastes.



Detailed data

Agency:
C+W Agency
Agent since:
2017
Short biography:
Emma grew up in a small town outside of Washington DC and went on to study English at Duke University before earninga law degree from the University of Virginia. She began her publishing career at ICM Partners in New York where she assisted Amanda Urban. Having recently moved to London, Katie joined C+W to work with Sue Armstrong and Sophie Lambert on their lists as a literary assistant.
Client list status:
Keen to build client list
Genres this agent is interested in:
Young adult fiction, Food and Cookery, Science fiction, Historical fiction, Fantasy, Crime, thriller, action, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
Authors & books liked:

Recent titles that I've loved includeA Little Life,Americanah,Do Not Become Alarmed,Station Eleven,Eleanor and Park,Sweetbitter,Rules of Civility,Where'd You Go Bernadette, andThe Art of Fielding. More classic favourites includeThe Kite Runner,His Dark Materials,Pillars of the Earth,The Glass Castle, andThe Time Traveller's Wife. I love everything by Jeffrey Eugenides, Carson McCullers, Wally Lamb, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Dave Eggers.

Other loves & passions:
No Data
How to make a submission:
Agency standard.
Other advice and background:

Katie is looking for: 'A very fresh take on psychological suspense, a quirky narrator with an offbeat obsession, a NYC story, anything that will make me cry.'

Attends Festival of Writing or other WW events?
No
Follow on Twitter:
@ktgreenst
Interesting links:
http://mswishlist.com/profile/literary-agent/ktgreenst
Clients:
No Data
Full client list:
http://cwagency.co.uk/agent/katie-greenstreet
Email address:
katie@cwagency.co.uk

Agents of: C+W Agency

Agency details

Website:
http://www.convilleandwalsh.com/
About the agency:
Founded by Clare Conville and Patrick Walsh in 2000, we are a leading international literary agency based in the UK, who represent an eclectic range of best-selling and award-winning commercial and literary authors, including novelists, scientists, historians, travel writers, biographers and children's authors. We have a well-established track record nurturing talented newcomers and re-launching established authors; working closely with all our clients to provide solid advice and support from pitch to publication; and offering expert representation - often dealing directly - in all media, markets and languages across the world. Jo Unwin and Claire Conville were shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year in the 2010 and 2012 Bookseller Industry Awards respectively. Jake Smith-Bosanquet won Rights Professional of the Year in the 2011 Bookseller Industry Awards.
Address for submissions:
5th Floor, Haymarket House, 28-9 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP, United Kingdom
Office address:
5th Floor, Haymarket House, 28-9 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP
Email address:
Look at Website for agent email
Phone number:
44 20 7393 4200
Number of agents:
9
Accepts email submissions:
Yes
Submission type:
Standard (Letter + Synopsis + First three chapters)
Further submission info:
You should send your submission (in Word.doc format) via email directly to the agent you would like to consider your work following the guidelines below. Contact details are listed under our agent profiles. Please don’t write to more than one of us. If we think a book is promising, we’ll make sure it gets to the person most likely to want to represent it. Please note, we no longer accept postal submissions. To read our individual profiles and wish lists, please take a look at the Staff page. Have a look here for more information: http://cwagency.co.uk/page/submissions
More info on this agency:
Founded by Clare Conville and Patrick Walsh in 2000, C&W describes itself as "a leading international literary agency based in the UK, who represent an eclectic range of best-selling and award-winning authors, including novelists, scientists, historians, travel writers, biographers and children's authors." In 2013, C&W announced the sale of a 50% share in the agency to industry giant, Curtis Brown. Representatives of Curtis Brown will sit on the C&W board. Conville and Walsh will also move into CB's offices in London's Haymarket. Curtis Brown will make use of C&W's excellent agency services for speakers and the two companies will share various other operations. Nevertheless, C&W will retain its operating indepedence, so we continue to list the company separately on this site. C&W's write up of themselves continues thus: "We have a well-established track record nurturing talented newcomers and re-launching established authors; working closely with all our clients to provide solid advice and support from pitch to publication; and offering expert representation - often dealing direct - in all media, markets and languages across the world. As a small group of agents, we have decades of experience in both literary and commercial publishing. We are proud of our reputation for the happy enduring relationships we have built up with our clients, and of our dynamic team of staff."
Average response time:
9 days
Agency Transparency Index:
33/100
Member of the AAA:
Yes
Overseas offices:
None
Accepts overseas writers:
No
Follow on Twitter:
@CWAgencyUK
Latest news:
http://cwagency.co.uk/section/books/news
More about the agency:
Founded by Clare Conville and Patrick Walsh in 2000, we are a leading international literary agency based in the UK, who represent an eclectic range of best-selling and award-winning commercial and literary authors, including novelists, scientists, historians, travel writers, biographers and children's authors. We have a well-established track record nurturing talented newcomers and re-launching established authors; working closely with all our clients to provide solid advice and support from pitch to publication; and offering expert representation - often dealing directly - in all media, markets and languages across the world. Jo Unwin and Claire Conville were shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year in the 2010 and 2012 Bookseller Industry Awards respectively. Jake Smith-Bosanquet won Rights Professional of the Year in the 2011 Bookseller Industry Awards.

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