The McDermid Agency was founded in Toronto in January 1996 by Anne McDermid in January 1996. In 2010,Chris Bucci and Martha Webb became Directors of the agency, and in 2012 joined Anne as full partners. Associate Agent Monica Pacheco joined the agency in 2008.
The agency represents literary novelists and commercial novelists of high quality, and also writers of non-fiction in the areas of memoir, biography, history, literary travel, narrative science, investigative journalism, popular culture and lifestyle. We also represent a certain number of children's and YA writers and writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy. Their writers have been nominees and winners of many literary prizes including the Man Booker Prize, the Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award, the Writers Trust awards, the Charles Taylor Prize for narrative non-fiction, the Orange Prize, the Danuta Gleed Award, and the Commonwealth Prize.