Nicole Cunningham joined The Book Group after working as the Manager of Author Relations at a book discovery website. Prior to that, she was an assistant in the literary department of ICM Partners. Nicole graduated from New York University with a degree in English and American literature and a minor in Social and Cultural Analysis. She also received a certification in Publishing from NYU’s School of Professional Studies. Nicole is looking for smart, creative novels that bend the rules of fiction and push the boundaries of what a novel can be. She’s drawn to literary fiction that comes to life through vivid natural settings or keenly observed characters, and she’s interested in working with authors who write from within their own diverse experiences. She loves well-researched and entertaining nonfiction about feminism, the environment, and other social issues.