Guest Speaker/Lecturer

KIMBERLY WITHERSPOON

Agent (Inkwell Management)

Kimberly Witherspoon, at age 26, founded her own literary agency, which quickly became one of the most prestigious and successful agencies in Manhattan, with clients who are frequently published around the world. Over the past 15 years, she has represented critically acclaimed and bestselling authors of both fiction and nonfiction, including: Kate AtkinsonAnthony BourdainCarol CassellaDavid ChangSusan Cheever, Cindy Crawford, Lena DunhamGabrielle HamiltonEloisa JamesLloyd JonesNeil JordanSophie KinsellaRichard MarcinkoPeter MeehanJulie Orringer, Arundhati RoyDean KoontzLionel ShriverLalita Tademy, and David Vann. She graduated from Brown University in 1984 with a BA in International Relations. She is a founding board member of The Bronx Academy of Letters, a member of the Authors Guild and the editor of two anthologies, including: DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME: Culinary Catastrophes From the World’s Greatest Chefs.