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Bonnie Nadell


Bonnie is President of the Hill Nadell Literary Agency based in Los Angeles and represents writers of both fiction and nonfiction. The nonfiction ranges from books of current affairs like Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario’s Enrique’s Journey and Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things To Me and A Paradise Built In Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise In Disaster, to memoirs such as Firoozeh Dumas’ bestselling Funny In Farsi, Tony Cohan’s On Mexican Time, and Mexican Days, and David Lebovitz’ Living The Sweet Life In Paris. The fiction she represents ranges from Nicole Mones’ The Last Chinese Chef to Antonya Nelson’s numerous prizewinning short story collections and novels, to all of the books of fiction and nonfiction written by the late David Foster Wallace.

Her agency represents both literary and commercial fiction but not genre fiction such as science fiction, fantasy, romance, or genre mysteries. They handle some young adult fiction.

She represents nonfiction such as travel and food writing, memoir, current events, essays, and personal narrative. She does not take on self-help books, spiritual or religious subject matter, or humor.

By Bonnie Nadell