Jackie Williams

The Knight Agency

Jackie Williams joined the agency in July of 2020, after working as a Food & Lifestyle Editorial Fellow for Chronicle Books.

She began her career in government, graduating from Johns Hopkins University in Political Science and Latin American Studies and subsequently working in consumer protection policy at the Federal Trade Commission.

Jackie reads a broad range of commercial and genre fiction, especially stories with psychological suspense, dark, gritty voices, speculative elements, multi-generational plots, and intricate world-building; even better if the stories are set in space. Some of her favorite authors include N.K. Jemisin, Haruki Murakami, Cixin Liu, Greek Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, Blake Crouch, and Daniel José Older.

She also looks for narrative and prescriptive projects in food, drink, lifestyle, health/wellness, pop culture, business, productivity, humor, and memoir. When it comes to the nonfiction space, she’s particularly excited about books and novelty items where food, lifestyle, and community intersect and projects that expand the reader’s empathy and self-awareness. Books like AFRO-VEGAN, THE COOKING GENE, BAD GIRLS THROUGHOUT HISTORY, YOU SUCK AT COOKING, GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER, EDUCATED, and ATOMIC HABITS come to mind. 

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