Peter Knapp Partner

Peter Knapp is a partner and agent, overseeing the children’s and young adult fiction department. He also represents select adult fiction.

Peter’s clients include the New York Times bestselling authors Soman Chainani, Ayana Gray, Adalyn Grace, Shelby Mahurin, and Rachel Griffin, and award winners and critically-acclaimed authors such as Emily Bain Murphy, Julia Drake, Ryan La Sala, and Kate O’Shaughnessy. He loves to work with both established voices and up-and-coming talent, and also represents Daniel Aleman, Adi Alsaid, Lane Clarke, Francesca Flores, Isi Hendrix, Maiya Ibrahim, Rebecca McLaughlin, Ginny Myers Sain, Sarena and Sasha Nanua, Kate O’Shaughnessy, Kate Pearsall, Crystal Smith, and Amélie Wen Zhao, among others. He is looking for both emerging voices and established authors, and what drew him to the agenting side of the business is not just what he likes working on, but also who he likes working with: Peter’s clients are ambitious storytellers who have something they want to say, and something they want to build, and he is excited to help them do it.

Peter first began his foray into publishing while interning in the book-to-film departments of several film studios and production companies, including New Line Cinema and Overture Films. Upon graduating, he began work as a story editor at Floren Shieh Productions, a literary scouting agency that consulted on film and TV adaptations for Los Angeles-based studios and production companies. He joined Park & Fine, then Park Literary Group, in 2011. Peter is a graduate of New York University, and now lives in Brooklyn with his husband.