- 'Gotham Diaries' Grabbed by Hyperion
Hyperion publisher Ellen Archerwas late leaving the office for the BEA show recently, which enabled her to get in on the ground floor when agent Suzanne Gluckat William Morris called to offer her a novel manuscript called The Gotham Diaries by
- 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.
- 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
- An Irish Atrocity
HarperCollins executive editor Dan Conaway bought Duffy's story, North American rights, from agent Mary Evans, for delivery next year.
- 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.
- SF/Fantasy/Horror Notes
Agent, Dorothy Lumley at the Dorian Literary Agency (U.K.).
- 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.
- 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.
- D'Day to Offer Guide to Heaven
She paid a substantial six-figure advance for North American rights in a two-book deal made with agent Peter Miller at PMA Literary & Film Management, and will publish in fall of next year.
- View from Behind the Bar
He is Toby Cecchini, and agent Bill Clegg sold his book Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life at auction for a low- to mid-six figures, North American rights and audio.
- Blair's Book Goes West
Viner bought the book, Burning Down My Master's House: My Life at the New York Times from agent David Vigliano for a six-figure sum for U.S., Canada and audio rights and said he was planning to publish on March 9; the book is already more than half completed.
- Big New Deal for Burroughs
Enderlin made the new deal, for world rights and audio, with agent Christopher Schelling at the Ralph Vicinanza agency.