Literary Agent Tina Bennett Joins WME
The nonfiction specialist has repped Malcolm Gladwell, Eric Schlosser, Amy Chua and Laura Hillenbrand.
Tina Bennett has joined talent agency WME’s New York literary division.
She specializes in narrative nonfiction, current affairs, cultural history and "idea books."
Her non-fiction clients include such well-known authors as Malcolm Gladwell (Tipping Point), Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Laura Hillenbrand (Seasbiscuit).
She represented the recent surprise hit Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom by Yale law professor Amy Chua.
Her fiction clients include James Carroll (Mortal Friends) and Lev Grossman (The Magicians).
Bennett comes to WME from Janklow & Nesbitt Associates, which she joined in 1994.
Prior to becoming a literary agent Bennett pursued a PhD. in English from Yale University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities, and serves on the board of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.