Tina Bennett is a literary agent at WME, where she specializes in narrative nonfiction, idea books, politics, history, current affairs, memoir, and academic crossover titles.
A native of Swarthmore, PA, Bennett received a B.A. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University (1989), a M.Phil. in 20th-century English Literature and Culture from Oxford University (Balliol College, 1993) on a Marshall Scholarship; and completed a year’s coursework toward a Ph.D. in English Literature at Yale University. She joined Janklow & Nesbit Associates as a literary agent in 1994, working there for 18 years and rising to position of Director before leaving to join WME as a partner in the literary department.
In addition to her work in the humanities, Bennett studied international relations and comparative economics at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and traveled to Moscow in January 1988 to visit and assist Refuseniks. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.
Clients represented by Bennett include Danielle Allen, Gary Bass, Peter Bergen, James Carroll, Joan Connelly, Matthew B. Crawford, Leo Damrosch, Andrea Elliott, Sheri Fink, Atul Gawande, Malcolm Gladwell, Eliza Griswold, Lev Grossman, Laura Hillenbrand, Hope Jahren, Patrick Radden Keefe, Eric Klinenberg, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Jill Lepore, Tom Reiss, James Risen, Alex Ross, Eric Schlosser, Ari Shavit, Timothy Snyder, David Wallace-Wells, Tim Wu, Fareed Zakaria, and many others.