Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Ali McDonald of 5 Otter Literary

Ali McDonald is a literary agent and partner with 5 Otter Literary.

In fourteen years as an international literary agent, Ali McDonald has represented many award-winning and bestselling authors and illustrators. Specializing in children’s and young adult literature, she works on projects ranging from concept and novelty books, board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, and graphic novels, to middle grade, young adult, and new adult fiction and nonfiction.

Her select list of clients includes The New York Times bestselling author Laura Nowlin (If He Had Been With Me and This Song is (Not) For You), Hugo-award-winning Emily Pohl-Weary (Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl), and Governor General’s Award and Crime Writers of Canada Award-nominated and Best Book-listed author Jo Treggiari (Blood Will Out, The Grey Sisters, and Heartbreak Homes), among select others.

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