Jennifer Carlson has been agenting since 1997. Previously, she worked at Henry Dunow Literary Agency and Harold Ober Associates. She works with narrative nonfiction writers and journalists covering current events and ideas and cultural history, as well as literary and upmarket commercial novelists. On the children’s side, her clients are primarily young adult and middle grade fiction writers with a very select number of picture book projects. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Arielle Datz started as an intern at Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner in 2011. She then worked in the foreign rights department at WME, followed by 2 years at the Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency. She returned to DCLA in 2015. She is looking for fiction (adult, YA, or middle-grade), both literary and commercial. In nonfiction, she is looking for essays, unconventional memoir, pop culture, and sociology.
Stacia Decker has been agenting since 2009. Previously, she worked at the Donald Maass Literary Agency and, as an editor, at Harcourt and Otto Penzler Books. She began her career as an intern and then editorial assistant at Farrar, Straus & Giroux after earning an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University and an AB in Government and English from Georgetown University. She represents high-concept literary and speculative fiction, commercial thrillers, and crime/mystery fiction. She is partial to strong voices, fast-paced plotting, and near-future or cross-genre elements.
Henry Dunow began his career as a literary agent in the early 1980s, with stints at Curtis Brown Ltd. and Harold Ober Associates before founding his own agency in 1997, which has since evolved into Dunow, Carlson
& Lerner Literary Agency. He works primarily with quality fiction – literary, historical, strongly written commercial – and with voice-driven nonfiction across a range of areas – narrative history, biography, memoir, current affairs, cultural trends and criticism, science, sports, etc. Over the years he’s discovered and introduced a number of new, younger writers who’ve gone on to become established literary voices – and is particularly proud of that. He is the author The Way Home, a memoir about fatherhood.
Erin Hosier has been agenting since 2001, formerly at The Gernert Company before moving to DCL in 2007. She primarily works with nonfiction authors and has a special interest in popular culture, music biography, humor,women's issues and memoir. In general, novels with happy endings put her in a bad mood. She grew up in rural Ohio, and lives in Brooklyn.
Amy Hughes has 14 years of publishing experience; previously an agent with McCormick & Williams, she started her career as a publicist at Simon & Schuster, and as an editor at Penguin. She specializes in non-fiction in the areas of history, cultural studies, memoir, current events, wellness, health, food, pop-culture and biography as well as literary fiction. She grew up in Tennessee and is a graduate of Sewanee, The University of the South.
Eleanor Jackson has been agenting since 2002. Previously, she was an agent at Markson Thoma and at InkWell Management. She is a graduate of Colby College and the Columbia Publishing course. Her list includes
authors of fiction and non-fiction in a wide range of categories, including literary, commercial, memoir, art, food, science and history. She looks for books with deeply imagined worlds, and for writers who take risks with their work. She lives in Brooklyn NY.
Julia Kenny began her career in publishing as an intern at the Wendy Weil Agency, while studying creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. For nearly 10 years, she worked as the director of foreign rights and as an agent at Markson Thoma. She primarily works with fiction -- adult, middle grade and YA -- and is especially interested in dark, literary thrillers and suspense. She's also interested in narrative non-fiction, memoir, and lifestyle and entertaining projects. She is on the lookout for writing that immediately draws her in, and stories that stick with her long after she's finished reading. She was born and raised on Nantucket Island and lives in Brooklyn.
Betsy Lerner worked as an editor for 16 years at major trade publishers including Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin and Executive Editor at Doubleday. She mostly works with non-fiction writers in the areas of science, psychology, history, cultural studies, biography, current events, memoir and the hard to categorize. Lerner was the recipient of the Tony Godwin Publishing Prize. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and is the author of Food & Loathing and The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers. Her blog on publishing can be found on www.betsylerner.com.
Edward Necarsulmer IV began his career in book publishing as an intern at Random House Books for Young Readers. He went on to assist Marilyn E. Marlow at Curtis Brown Ltd. and then joined McIntosh & Otis, Inc. in 2004 to oversee their children's literature business. He is known for cultivating strong new voices in teen & middle grade as well as picture books. He represents New York Times Bestselling, Newbery, and Caldecott winning authors, illustrators, and estates. He is keen to continue to team up with authors and artists who wish to look beyond the obvious and strive for the exceptional.
Yishai Seidman joined Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner in 2009 after stints at Artists & Artisans and Writers House. He grew up in Philadelphia and has since moved to New York City, where he earned his degree from Yeshiva University. He enjoys reading a broad range of fiction including literary, postmodern, mysteries and thrillers. On the nonfiction side, he is looking for books on sports, music, and pop culture.