- A Brontë Lives Again
The U.S. rights buy was made from Melanie Jackson, acting on behalf of U.K. agents Rogers, Coleridge and White.
- Putnam Gets Touched by an Angel
Putnam vice-president and senior editor Stacy Creamer acquired the book from William Morris agent Dan Strone and plans an October 1997 publication.
- Rubin Buys Terrorist Thriller
The book's called The Pinocchio Syndrome and is described as having a highly unusual premise: in the post—September 11 world a mysterious body has come up with a way of carrying out, undetected, a genocidal reprisal against any ethnic group believed to be harboring terrorists; agent Deborah Sc
- Knopf Buys September 11 Saga
She bought world rights from agent Wendy Weil for a major six-figure advance.
- Godoff's Ghostly Buy
It's called The Ghost Hunters by Pulitzer Prize—winning science writer Deborah Blum (The Monkey Wars), and Godoff won it in a best-bid auction run by agent Suzanne Gluck at William Morris.
- An Irish Atrocity
HarperCollins executive editor Dan Conaway bought Duffy's story, North American rights, from agent Mary Evans, for delivery next year.
- SF/Fantasy/Horror Notes
Agent, Dorothy Lumley at the Dorian Literary Agency (U.K.).
- Hot Deals: The Cat Seat
It was widely submitted, said Wolcott's agent, Elyse Cheney at Sanford J.
- Caesar on Caesar (Sid, That Is)
The book was signed with agent Mel Berger at the William Morris agency, and the plan is to publish in spring 2003.
- Birders All
The seller was Colorado-based agent Jody Rein, who sold world rights excluding the U.K.
- Faye Kellerman Moves Over
The female half of the prodigious Kellerman partnership (she and husband Jonathan each do a bestselling book a year, but never together) has taken her act from Morrow over to Warner, where Time Warner
- Pollock to Van Gogh
Senior editor Katie Hall preempted North American rights only from agent Mel Berger at William Morris and tentatively plans to publish four years from now.
- Edmund White Times Two
The North American rights deals, signed with agent Amanda Urban at ICM, are for several years hence, the novel for January 2004, the memoir for two years later.
- A Chinese Teenager's Diary
Paris agent Susanna Lea took it on, has already sold it (on preempts) in the U.K., Holland and Portugal, and has made further sales to Italy and Greece; now it's heading our way.
- 'Thomas Covenant' Returns
The house's editorial director, Jennifer Hershey, bought North American rights to the new quartet from agent Howard Morhaim and will publish the first of them, The Runes of Earth, next fall, with a Berkley paperback to follow in 2005.