Jennie Dunham has been a literary agent in New York, New York since May 1992. In August 2000 she founded Dunham Literary, Inc.
She represents literary fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Her clients have had both critical and commercial success. Books she has represented have appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers in adult hardcover fiction, children’s books, and children’s book series. Her clients have won numerous awards including: New York Times Best Illustrated Book, The Schneider Family Award, Boston Globe Horn Book Honor, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist.
She has been a member of AALA (American Association of Literary Agents, formerly AAR) since 1993. She served on the Program Committee and was Program Committee Director for several years. She was also a member of the Electronic Committee.
She started her career at John Brockman Associates and then Mildred Marmur Associates. She was employed by Russell & Volkening for 6 years before she left to found Dunham Literary, Inc.
She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Anthropology and .has a master's degree in Social Work from New York University (although she only practices with characters on the page).
She frequently speaks at writers conferences and events.
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Books She's Represented
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ pop-up by Robert Sabuda
ADELE & SIMON by Barbara McClintock
BAD KITTY by Nick Bruel
THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES by Jody Feldman
WAITING FOR NORMAL by Leslie Connor
LEARNING NOT TO DROWN by Anna Shinoda
Books for Adults
WORM by Mark Bowden
A SHADOW ALL OF LIGHT by Fred Chappell
GANGSTERLAND by Tod Goldberg
FORWARD FROM HERE by Reeve Lindbergh
IN MY MOTHER’S HOUSE by Margaret McMullan
What She's Seeking
First and foremost, voice.
A strong narrative. Memorable characters. Unusual premises.
Underrepresented people, places, and perspectives including #ownvoices writers and stories.
Jennie Dunham represents
For adults: upmarket literary fiction and non-fiction
For children: picture books writers and illustrators, middle grade, and young adult