Charleston Connection: The only time I’ve ever been to Charleston was on a family vacation when I was twelve years old. My mom took me antiquing with her and bought a silver epergne. So now I know what an epergne is.
Elizabeth Evans is an agent at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, where she represents a wide range of nonfiction, including memoir, travel/adventure, journalism, sports, popular science, history, psychology, biography, humor, cookbooks, and art/illustrated titles. She is always on the lookout for stories of adventure and books that aspire to foster knowledge and understanding. Her favorite books often combine a lively narrative with in-depth investigative research. She is especially interested in food writing, books that explore feats of adventure or unlikely quests, and war narratives that illuminate unique perspectives. She works closely with her authors throughout all stages of the editorial process and especially enjoys helping academics and other experts bring their ideas to a wide trade audience. Before joining JVNLA in 2010, Elizabeth worked for six years in the San Francisco Bay Area with Kimberley Cameron & Associates. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hamilton College with a degree in English literature and holds an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco. Her recent titles include Columbia University Professor Ruth DeFries’s THE BIG RATCHET: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis, former Vogue editor and founder or OrphanAid Africa Lisa Lovatt-Smith’s WHO KNOWS TOMORROW, and author/illustrator Ella Frances Sanders’s LOST IN TRANSLATION: An Illustrated Compendium of Delightfully Untranslatable Words from Around the World.