Brettne Bloom joined Kneerim, Williams & Bloom in 2000 after working at The Atlantic Monthly. In non-fiction, her interests include memoir, history, current events, biography, travel, adventure, science, parenting, popular culture, cooking and food narratives, personal growth and women's issues. She also represents adult commercial and literary fiction and young adult fiction.
Her clients' recent books include the New York Times bestselling novels Maine and Commencement (both published by Knopf) by J. Courtney Sullivan; 2011 National Book Award, Pulitzer and NBCC finalist Mary Gabriel's Love and Capital (Little, Brown); IACP nominated food blogger Lisa Fain's The Homesick Texan Cookbook (Hyperion); Washington Post journalist Juliet Eilperin's Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks (Pantheon); Harvard Review editor Christina Thompson’s Come on Shore (Bloomsbury); critically acclaimed novelist Patrick Somerville’s This Bright River (Little, Brown); former New York City Ballet dancer Sophie Flack's young adult debut Bunheads (Little, Brown/Poppy); and China scholar Steve Platt’s Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom (Knopf). She also represents books by leading historians and psychologists such as Carla Kaplan, Bessel van der Kolk, Paul Fisher, Charlotte Gordon, and James Downs, and works with award-winning bloggers such as Juan Cole, Luisa Weiss, Patty Chang Anker, Christine Coppa, Aidan Donnelley Rowley, and “Paris versus New York” creator Vahram Muratyan.
Brettne serves on the board of the Women's Media Group of New York. She grew up in Houston, Texas, graduated from Emory University, studied Spanish literature in Seville, Spain, and now lives in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.
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