- Short Takes
Colombian novelist Laura Restrepo, who recently made a three-book deal with Ecco (Deals, June 18), has sold her 1993 Crown novel, Leopard in the Sun, to Muse Films, in a deal co-agented by Bill Contardi at William Morris for her literary agent, Thomas Colchie....
- Fellows Picked for Jerusalem Fair
The agents fellowship program is funded by HarperCollins.
- Short Takes
The new one is In Love and War and was bought for six figures from agent Victoria Sanders The pair, both award-winning journalists, have previously penned nonfiction....
- Lit Agencies Call for Submissions from Muslim Writers
Agents involved in the call as of the issuing of the statement include: Laura Biagi of the Jean V.
- Job Moves: December 11, 2012
\tEmma Patterson and Emily Forland, formerly of the Wendy Weil Agency, will be joining Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents as agents.
- Job Moves: April 4, 2013
Monika Woods has joined as assistant literary agent.
- Job Moves: February 10, 2014
Adriann Ranta is now v-p and senior agent at the company, and Allison Devereux has been promoted to associate agent and foreign rights manager.
- Jill Corcoran Expands Into Adult Market
Jill Corcoran Literary Agency, in an effort to both extend its reach in the children's book market and expand into the adult market, has announced the addition of four new agents.Timothy Travaglini, the former director of children's acquisitions at Open Road, has joined the company as a litera
- Argo Navis Adds Eight Lit Agencies
The Perseus Books Group's Argo Navis service, for authors who want to self-publish but have an agent, has added eight new literary agents as clients.
- Short Takes
Julia Serebrinsky at Harper's Ecco imprint preempted a new Canadian novel, Your Mouth Is Lovely , about a Jewish girl in prerevolutionary Russia, for a significant six figures from Canadian agent Dean Cooke.
- Obituary: Wendy Weil
\tLongtime agent Wendy E.
- Giles Gordon
Giles Gordon, the flamboyant British agent and author—who began as a publisher—died November 14, two weeks after a fall at his home that left him in a coma.
- Gluck Joins Walsh at Morris
The move was another sign of new dynamism at WMA, which was rattled last fall by two major defections: author Tom Clancy and senior agent and board member Robert Gottlieb, who took a number of clients and other agents with him to his Trident Media Group.
- ICM Adds More Partners
From ICM's publishing division, the new partners are agents Kris Dahl and Jennifer Joel.
- Green Tapped to Head Abrams Artists
Longtime literary agent Simon Green has been tapped to head the book and publishing division of Abrams Artists Agency.