- Obituary: John Hawkins
Literary agent John Hawkins, who had an eponymous firm, died on Sunday, November 13, at the age of 72.
- Shandler, Clain Get New Posts at Little, Brown
With the move, all of LB's editors--save Shandler and Reagan Arthur (who will continue to report to Pietsch)--will report in to Clain, who will also be the chair of the LB's editorial board and the division's "primary ambassador to agents."
- Caleb Carr on Terrorism
Random House president and publisher Ann Godoff signed The Conquest of Terror for publication as soon as December, buying North American rights from agent Suzanne Gluck at the William Morris agency.
- Ike's Son to Write on Dad
Nichols actually made the deal with the author's wife, Joanne Thompson Eisenhower, who is acting as his agent.
- Allende's 'Zorro'
Allende's editor, Terry Karten at HarperCollins, conducted a complex negotiation with the movie people and Allende's agent, Carmen Balcells of Spain, to nail down world English (and North American Spanish) rights.
- Andrews McMeel Signs Deal with Bon Appétit
Literary agent David Black, who brokered the deal, said that after two Bon Appétit books with Wiley, “It was time for a change.
- More Disasters from Toby
The new book, The Sound of No Hands Clapping, was signed by publisher John Radziewicz with agent Emma Parry and will offer such nuggets as Young posing as a client for a penis-enlargement clinic; his participation in a swiftly canceled reality show; and his appearance in a universally panne
- Success at Last
Gregory Orr is an award-winning poet who is also a professor of English at the University of Virginia and poetry editor at Virginia Quarterly Review —apparently not enough of a platform, however, to make his memoir, Cain Continuing, an easy
- Tina Brown Writing for Random
—based agent, Ed Victor, and aims to publish two years from now.
- On the Ball
As Hyperion notes in its press material for David Halberstam's The Teammates, "Before the days of free agents and six-figure salaries, major league sports were about allegiances to teams and camaraderie between teammates.
- 'Big Picture' Author Gets Another Million
"We believe in this author," Hyperion's Lisa Kitei told PW, noting that the new deal, negotiated by agent Wendy Weil (who is "very optimistic" about ultimate sell-through), was made last month, before The Big Picture was published.
- Evans Goes with Baron
Baron made the North American rights deal with London agent Caradoc King at A.P.
- Holt Grabs Lawyer-Blogger for Novel
In fact, he had, and third-year Harvard Law grad Jeremy Blachman, his cover blown, had even already found himself an agent, William Morris's Suzanne Gluck.
- Short Takes
In addition, LUP has appointed Troika to handle British sales and DA Information Services as exclusive agents in Australia and New Zealand.
- Short Takes
Maria Guarnaschelli at Norton has made a couple of buys outside her usual cookbook field: a two-book deal (mid-six-figure, world rights, with agent Gerry McCauley) for Yale history professor John Mack Faragher.