Full Agent Profile: Meredith Kaffel



NAME

Meredith Kaffel

AGENCY
DeFiore and Company
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
meredith@defioreandco.com
AGENCY WEB SITE




FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Multi-Cultural | Middle Grade | Graphic Novels
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Travel | Pop Culture | Narrative | Cultural/Social Issues | Humor

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
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    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • On the adult side, she is most interested in smart upmarket women's fiction, literary fiction (especially debut) and literary thrillers, narrative non-fiction focused on aesthetics (art, taste, music, design, etc) and also interdisciplinary history, war, love and relationships, as well as quirky platform-driven pop psychology and sociology, nonfiction about science and tech and "how things work", sophisticated pop culture/humor books along the lines of The Hairpin, or else books which elegantly toe the highbrow/lowbrow line.
    • She is especially seeking narrative non-fiction that paints an intimate portrait of a distinctive but definitive cultural moment, relationship or circle throughout history.
    • Meredith also represents a wide range of children's books, from the rare picture book to more frequent middle grade and young adult novel.
    • She is building a tightly curated list of illustrators.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

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    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency (CSLA) is an affiliate of Sterling Lord Literistic (SLL). Charlotte Sheedy owns her own agency, but it's a sister company of SLL – a boutique agency within the larger agency. The best of both worlds situation: the intimacy of a small agency, complete with the wonderful SLL extended family.
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | Dating/Relationships
    New York private school-educated dominatrix Alexis Lass's THE POSH GIRL'S GUIDE TO PLAY, a guide to the tantalizing world of role playing, fantasy, and "forbidden" decadence, for women worldwide who are suddenly, ardently curious about S&M play, especially following the popularity of the Fifty Shades series, to Laura Mazer at Seal Press, for publication in Fall 2013, by Meredith Kaffel at DeFiore and Company (World English).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    Ingrid Jonach's WHEN THE WORLD WAS FLAT (AND WE WERE IN LOVE), in which teenagers continue to fall in love across multiple dimensions, despite dark forces at work to keep them apart, to Amanda Rutter at Strange Chemistry, by Meredith Kaffel at DeFiore and Company (world English).

    Fiction | Graphic Novels
    Cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt's MY DIRTY DUMBEYES, a collection of her intricately detailed, humorous comics, to Tom Devlin at Drawn & Quarterly, by Meredith Kaffel of DeFiore and Company (World).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Shadow Hills
    Author:   Anastasia Hopcus
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   EgmontUSA (July 13, 2010)
    Since her sister’s death, Phe (short for Persephone) has dreamed of a graveyard and a mysterious boy. She is shocked to discover similar dreams in her sister’s diary, and she follows them to a tony boarding school in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts where she quickly discovers something is off—there’s the hidden graveyard, where everyone died from an unknown epidemic; an old-folk’s home full of people too young to be senile; and the townies, who might have special powers, one of whom is her dream boy, Zach.
    View book at Amazon

    Edison's Gold
    Author:   Geoff Watson
    Genres:   Middle Grade
    Publisher:   EgmontUSA (October 26, 2010)
    Frequently in trouble at school for mishaps involving his inventions, seventh-grader Tom Edison (great-great-grandson of his famous namesake) learns that his father has been fired and must accept a job in a distant city. While hoping to forestall the move and restore his family’s fortunes, Tom discovers a clue that might lead to his ancestor’s greatest discovery, a method for creating gold.
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    Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency
    Author:   Meghan Weir
    Genres:   Medical | Narrative
    Publisher:   Free Press (March 1, 2011)
    Between Expectations is a beautifully written and profoundly personal account of learning the often strange and often sad realities that make up a doctor's life. Dr. Weir's humanity is impressive as she describes the vivid stories of her journey, and the patients who helped shape her as a doctor.
    View book at Amazon




    LINKS
    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/mere215
    http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/Agent+Advice+Meredith+Kaffel+Of+Charlotte+Sheedy+Literary+Agency.aspx
    Interview with Meredith Kaffel on GLA blog
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency