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Nicole Cunningham, Associate & Office of Julie Barer

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, original literary fiction that challenges her as a reader. She admires authors who take creative risks. She’s drawn to fiction featuring well developed characters with distinctive voices, and loves when a great character takes up permanent residence in her mind. She gravitates towards work with a strong sense of place and vivid natural settings. She’d love to read personal essay collections and well-researched, entertaining narrative nonfiction about topics close to her heart like feminism, reproductive health, and the environment.