Nan Thornton brings more than a dozen years' experience to Zachary Shuster Harmsworth. A former subsidiary rights assistant at Knopf, Nan has practiced copyright law for the last 12 years, representing authors and their estates as well as Pearson Education, where she was in house counsel for the most recent eight years. As an agent, Nan's negotiation skills and familiarity with a variety of contracts serves her well. She is seeking authors working in a broad range of areas, including literary and commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, biography, memoir, and non-fiction in the areas of health, science, business, parenting, and education, as well as children's books.
Nan is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Georgetown University, and Vanderbilt Law School. A New York City native who grew up on Long Island, Nan is surprised to call New Jersey home. She is based in the New York office.