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Kevin O’Connor

A boutique Manhattan literary agency, the O’Connor Literary Agency moves your project from scattered thoughts, to pages-long manuscript, to publisher and finally to sale. Tell your story; share your unique take on the world.

Kevin has experience in every aspect of kids’ media. He started his career at Sesame Workshop: first in television and then in the toy group working on Sing & Snore Ernie, Rock & Roll Elmo and more award-winning toys. He’s worked in business development on such brands as Kidz Bop, Nook Kids, Carmen Sandiego, Oregon Trail, littleBits, and Go Math! Academy. He’s closed deals with Fisher-Price/Mattel, Hasbro, Intel, McDonald’s, Dodge/Chrysler, Nestlé, and Sesame Workshop. In 2014, he became a full-time literary agent, often collaborating with the legendary Charlotte Sheedy. He agents middlegrade novels, middlegrade nonfiction and adult nonfiction in history, science, and technology. He is the founding director of The Center for Nonfiction, a project through Columbia University’s Community Scholars Program.