(c) Michael Soluri
NOTE: Carrie accepts unsolicited queries through Query Tracker at http://QueryMe.Online/Hannigan.
Carrie was lucky enough to find her way to agenting quickly after moving to New York City. (There was a brief stint in the Rolling Stone Art & Photo Department and a similarly brief career at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, a rare book and archive dealer specializing in 19th and 20th century literature.) After 16 years working at Russell & Volkening with the esteemed Timothy Seldes, she and her colleagues opened HSG Agency in 2011. Carrie specializes in children’s books but also represents a select list of non-fiction as well as a few photography books.
Some of her children’s book clients include: New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Vashti Harrison (LITTLE LEADERS: BOLD WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY – Little, Brown, 2017), picture book author and middle grade and YA novelist Erica Perl (CHICKEN BUTT – Abrams, WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU OJ – Knopf Books for Young Readers, and THE CAPYBARA CONSPIRACY – Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2016), author/illustrator and Theodore Geisel Honor winner Jonathan Fenske (BARNACLE IS BORED – Scholastic 2016), author/illustrator Rubin Pingk (SAMURAI SANTA: A VERY NINJA CHRISTMAS – Simon & Schuster, 2015), middle grade author Melanie Heuiser Hill (GIANT PUMPKIN SUITE – Candlewick 2017), YA fantasy author Laurie Forest (THE BLACK WITCH – Harlequin Teen 2017) and author and illustrator Gilbert Ford.
Among Carrie’s adult clients are: Dr. Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of the New Horizons Mission and twice named to the Time 100 most influential people list (CHASING NEW HORIZONS – Picador, 2017), Whiting Award winner Paul Clemens (MADE IN DETROIT- Doubleday, PUNCHING OUT – Doubleday), novelist and journalist Ken Wells (MEELY LA BAUVE- Random House, GUMBO: A Travelogue – Norton, 2018) and photographer Michael Soluri (INFINITE WORLDS – Simon & Schuster).
In the kidlit world, Carrie is looking for humorous books and books with warmth, heart and a great voice in both contemporary and fantasy. She is also open to graphic novels and non-fiction.
In the adult world, she is only taking on non-fiction projects, including narrative non-fiction. Some non-fiction areas she is currently interested in are space, science, food, and photography.
Assistant: Ellen Goff
Ellen graduated from The University of Chicago (2016) with a BA in English, a minor in Cinema and Media Studies, and a focus in Creative Writing. Ellen has worked everywhere from The White House under the Obama administration to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. At HSG, she assists Carrie Hannigan on all children's titles from picture books to middle grade to young adult. Ellen's own list consists of YA writers and illustrators. She is also a member of HSG's foreign rights team.
While she is not currently open to unsolicited queries, she's interested in all genres and formats of YA, especially anything spooky, historical fiction, and graphic novels. She has a soft spot for Shakespeare as well as southern gothic stories that remind her of her home state of Kentucky. Ellen runs a twelve-member YA writing group and workshop in NYC.