- Open Book: A Siege, a Soldier, A Jihadi, a Love Story
Sarab holds a French officer hostage, and a relationship develops that takes the pair from the Najd desert of Saudi Arabia to the gardens of Paris.I’m told by both Charlotte Seymour, Alem’s agent at Andrew Nurnberg Associates in London, and Nadine El-Hadi, who edited the manuscript, that
- What Should a Woman Be?: PW Talks with Tara Isabella Burton
Then, one day, as I was brainstorming ideas for a novel I wanted to write set in contemporary New York, my agent casually made a comment about how there “weren’t any female (Tom) Ripley” characters in fiction, and jokingly asked if I’d ever considered one.
- Ask the Editor: Finding an Agent
How do I write a query letter to an agent?
- A Personal Tale of #MeToo in Kid Lit
At the same time that anonymity gives those who need it the freedom to speak out, it reinforces suspicion and uncertainty in those who have not experienced harassment and don’t understand what it’s like to be harassed or sexually assaulted.The truth is that one anonymous comment is not what led agen
- A Very Personal Love Story: PW Talks with Helen Hoang
This is when my agent’s editorial experience really helped me.
- Taking the Measure of Sexual Misconduct Charges in Publishing
Dashner—who was dropped by his agent, and whose publisher, Penguin Random House, said it will not publish new titles—has seen sales of his books cool right after the accusations were made public, but they have started climbing back toward more normal levels.
- 2018 Festival of Faith & Writing ‘Mixes It Up,' Touts Diversity
The 15th Calvin College Festival of Faith & Writing, which took place in Grand Rapids, Mich. from April 12-14, attracted 1,951 attendees plus speakers, publishers, and literary agents and served as a place to discover new books, meet with authors, and hear from a wide range
- Libby McGuire Named Head of Atria
With the move, McGuire, a longtime publisher who became an agent in 2017, fills a void that had been open since Judith Curr left S&S in late January.Before joining the Gernert Company last year, McGuire was executive v-p and publisher of Penguin Random House's Ballantine Bantam Dell
- The London Book Fair Carries On
Curtis Brown agent Gordon Wise said the fair was “good” and “buzzy” and agreed that the quality of submissions was strong.Josh Getzler, an agent at Hannigan Salky Getzler, said he thought the show was “active and energetic,” especially on the deal-making front.
- Let’s Stop Writing Books About 'Girls'
When the #MeToo movement has hit even the children’s lit world with favorite authors being shunned from international organizations, dropped by agents and publishers, and erased from bookstore shelves nationwide, why is it okay that women are not the lead in their own stories but must somehow be
- Sister Morphine: Beth Macy
“If you were doing a movie about an agent, he would look like Peter: in the tiny suits, working a deal all the time,” she says.
- Navigating Middle Grade
That shiny gold Newbery sticker has propelled many middle grade books into the classics column for decades.In order to take a closer look at the middle grade category today, we spoke with a number of editors, agents, booksellers, and librarians to get their views on everything from how they
- Book Deals: Week of April 16, 2018
Agent Lynn Johnston, who has an eponymous shingle, represented the author, who covered the story for Cosmopolitan and, she said, was “one of the first” journalists to write about it for a national publication.
- Diversifying Middle Grade
To date, People of Color in Publishing teamed up with like-minded groups such as Latinx in Publishing to host professional development and networking events, and continues to seek out new programs and partnerships through the outreach efforts of its subcommittees.Books for the ResistancePublishers and literary 04/16/2018
- PEN Festival Guest Turned Away by U.S. Immigration
Abdel-Magied took to Twitter to explain her situation, adding that the CBP agents seized her phone and passport.She later followed up her string of tweets with a statement."