Lucinda Karter is a literary agent with Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency.
“On the fiction side, I am looking for upmarket commercial fiction, be it a thriller or a literary novel. I also represent historical or literary young adult novels and am seeking young adult nonfiction. I also have a few children’s book authors. I do not represent fantasy or science fiction. I seek out strong voices and good style and pacing. I am also looking for serious nonfiction, in either memoir, biography, or economics/finance. That said, an important current events book or a true crime book would interest me too. I’m also interested in works about food and health.”
Lucinda has spent more than 25 years in publishing, working for the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency, Doubleday, HarperCollins, and W.W. Norton, among others. Most recently, she served for 15 years as director of the French Publishers’ Agency, where she agented works such as Irène Némirovsky’s Suite Française and Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation and other bestsellers to worldwide English-language publishers. She has translated fiction, memoir, and children’s literature from French to English and served as a juror for the annual Prix Anaïs Nin in Paris. In 2002, she was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.