PJ Mark, formerly an agent with McCormick and Williams, is currently a literary agent at Janklow and Nesbit Associates, one of the largest literary agencies in the world, with offices in New York, London, and Los Angeles. He represents autobiography/memoir, graphic/illustrated, journalism/investigative reporting, literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, and pop culture. He is the agent of authors such as Samantha Hunt, Dinaw Wengest, and Josh Weil.

Fiona McCrae has been publisher of Graywolf Press since 1994, following four years at Faber and Faber USA in Boston, where she was a director and executive editor. From 1982 until her move to Boston in 1991, she was at Faber and Faber, Ltd., in London, where she worked with such authors as Kazuo Ishiguro, Caryl Phillips, and Howard Norman. McCrae has taught publishing courses at Harvard University and Emerson College.  Authors that McCrae has published at Graywolf include Elizabeth Alexander, Charles Baxter, Per Petterson, Salvatore Scibona, and Percival Everett. She currently serves on the board of Books for Africa and is an advisor for Open Letter Press.  She became an American citizen in 2003 and is married to the writer John Coy. McCrae travels frequently to New York City, where Graywolf keeps an office, to meet with agents, authors, and other publishing colleagues.

Jennifer Smith is a senior editor at Ballantine Bantam Dell, an imprint of Random House, where she edits mostly fiction.  Some of her recent titles include The New York Times bestsellers The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, French Lessons by Ellen Sussman, and WWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche, as well as the critically acclaimed Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist The Privileges by Jonathan Dee.  She is the author of five novels for young adults.

When is it?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 7:00pm

Where is it?

Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center