- A Lot of Buzz for Molly Moon
Now the book has been won here at auction by HarperCollins's Alix Reid, who paid a "major six figures" to London agent Caradoc King at A.P.
- A Female 'Corrections'?
That's how agent Elaine Koster is characterizing an impressive first novel revolving around a Catholic family in New Jersey, which she just sold, after a two-day auction, to Shaye Areheart for her own imprint at Crown/Harmony Books.
- Prof's Debut Novel to FSG
A first novel by a UC-Berkeley English professor and critic, Michael Andre Bernstein , that agent Georges Borchardt thinks will cause a major stir on publication was sold to Jonathan Galassi at Farrar, Straus & Giroux for world English
- Big Deal for Dunn
The North American rights deal, including electronic and audio, was made with agent NickEllison.
- Interest High in Dial Debut Novel
The book, about the struggles of a group of orphaned children in a remote corner of Ontario, was found in the slushpile at the London agency of Lutyens & Rubinstein, and was shopped here by cooperating agent Kim Witherspoon.
- Jane Browne, 71
Chicago-based agent Jane Jordan Browne, whose clients included pioneer Western photographer Edward Curtis and the bestselling Helen Hooven Santmyer, died February 27.
- Clarkson Potter
After retiring from his company, now an imprint of Random House's Crown Publishing Group, Potter was president of Brandywine Press and served as a literary agent and consultant.
- Big Deal for Erdrich Kids' Books
Editorial director Alix Reid signed for world rights with agent Lisa Halliday at the Wylie Agency, and will edit the titles herself.
- The RAND Corp. Story
Harcourt's Andrea Schulz made a significant North American rights deal with agent Joseph Regal for what promises to be the first inside story of the organization.
- Sharpton to Write for Kensington
Editorial director Karen Thomas bought U.S. and Canadian hard/soft rights from agent Manie Barron at William Morris, and will publish in October.
- New RH Deal for 'Prague' Author
The first of the two books, which she signed for world rights with agent Marly Rusoff, is an untitled novel about a 1920s Egyptologist whose fake claim of the discovery of a royal tomb ruins his life.
- 'Christmas Box' Author to Dutton
It was a world rights deal, signed with agent Laurie Liss, now at Sterling Lord Literistic, who first discovered Evans and originally sold him to Chittenden at S&S.
- New Deal for U.K. Award Winner
This was a deal for U.S. rights only, made with Jean Naggar on behalf of Waters's London agent, Judith Murray at Greene and Heaton; Virago is publishing in the U.K.
- A Piano Memoir Preempted
She bought North American rights from agent Melanie Jackson, and a movie deal is also said to be in the offing.
- Diller Delivering 'Lampshade'
The North American rights sale was made by agent Linda Conner.