Mona Kanin

Great Dog Literary

Mona Kanin is a former librarian, bookseller, and filmmaker. She attended the MSLS program at Simmons and after completing that degree, spent a semester at the Center for the Study of Children's Literature. While she was a librarian at the Boston Public Library, she worked on children’s programming, library acquisitions—including diversification of the collection, and also advised library clients on adult literary fiction. After she moved to Washington, DC, she managed a small bookshop and wrote for film and television. She became a producer and documentary director through writing. Being a literary agent ties all these strands together.

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Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Literary
NF: Cooking
NF: History/Politics/Current Affairs
NF: Narrative
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Children’s: Picture Book
Children’s: General



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Currently open to submissions by referral.