Tanusri began her career as an advocate for human rights and the whole range of un- or under-represented stories. Today, she translates this passion for voice into her client representation. Tanusri looks for accessible and wide-reaching narrative non-fiction set against themes in social justice, rights, and representation, and her clients include thought leaders and activists in these fields. She also represents memoirs that speak to these issues with authenticity, humor and heart, and particularly those highlighting diverse viewpoints, experiences and even storytelling styles.
In the children’s space, Tanusri represents picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction. Her favorite middle grade novels blend literary voices with compelling and intricate plots, magical realism, mysteries, or light-hearted stories set in schools or interesting neighborhoods. In young adult, she looks for ambitious world-building fantasies, contemporary coming-of-age stories, charming and relatable romances, and voice-driven suspense. And in the picture book space, Tanusri gravitates towards wry humor and twisty endings, but also meaningful, concept-driven, texts. She also selectively represents children’s nonfiction featuring fascinating aspects of our world introduced in a manner that excites the imagination and curiosity of young readers.
Tanusri was born and raised in India and has strong roots in the sub-continent. She has a law degree from the National Law School of India, an LLM from Harvard Law School, and holds a PhD in jurisprudence and human rights law from Oxford University. She has worked in the World Bank’s legal department in Washington and as a fellow at Columbia Law School.