Mackenzie Brady Watson is a literary agent, focusing on adult narrative non-fiction and select Young Adult fiction. As a former research scientist, she has a great passion for science books, especially if they are historically driven or revolutionize current theory, as well as sociology, investigative journalism, food writing, memoir, health and wellness, and business books. She particularly appreciates work that sheds light on marginalized experiences and helps contribute to the cultural conversation. On the Young Adult side, she’s always on the lookout for an original voice and a lot of heart.
Mackenzie began her publishing career as an intern at Fine Print Literary Management and Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She was an agent with Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency and New Leaf Literary & Media before joining SKLA in 2016.
In addition to being an agent, Mackenzie is also a founding member of INKLUDED (an advocacy group dedicated to increasing and celebrating the diversity within the publishing industry). She grew up outside of Philadelphia and is a graduate of Penn State University.