The Mary Cunnane Agency Staff

Mary Cunnane

Mary Cunnane has worked in the publishing industry since 1976, holding senior positions in both the United States and Australia.  In 1999 she founded  The Mary Cunnane Agency.  Before this she was non-fiction publisher at Transworld (now a division of Random House Australia). Authors she worked with there included Margaret Wertheim and Kim Mahood. Prior to arriving in Australia she founded a consulting firm, The Cunnane Jordan Group, whose clients included major European and American publishers and  leading US universities and cultural institutions. 

From 1976 to 1996 she was a vice president and senior editor at W. W.  Norton & Company in New York, where she served as a member of the editorial board and was responsible for acquiring, editing, and publishing some twenty books a year across a broad range of subjects.  Among  the authors with whom she worked were Seamus Heaney, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, Kate Millett, Kenneth Branagh, Hilary Spurling, Thomas Keneally, Robin Morgan, Kaz Cooke and J.P. Donleavy. 

Mary served on the management committee of the Sydney PEN Centre from  2001-2005, and as vice president from 2003-2005 and is a founding member  of the Australian Literary Agents' Association.


Christine Poulton

Christine, has advanced degrees in both librarianship and information technology, a great love of books, and extensive experience in information management, information technology, finance and the consulting industries.