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. Later, he led business development and brands at Kidz Bop, earning 5 gold records. He cut his teeth in publishing while overseeing publisher relations for Nook Kids – Barnes & Noble’s foray into digital picture books. As Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Vice President of Consumer Brands & Products, he managed product development and marketing for Carmen Sandiego and Oregon Trail. In 2014, he became a fulltime literary agent under the legendary Charlotte Sheedy.


Jonathan Agin () works with writers and academics in the fields of history, biography, nature, travel, business, science, and music and culture. What he likes to see are authors who write in a way that makes complex, intriguing, sophisticated concepts accessible. He loves the way big ideas and arguments can be woven into compelling narratives.

Jonathan started in publishing as an intern at Writers House and at the Maria Carvainis Agency. He has worked as a bookseller and as an educator in Brooklyn, New York.