- Latin Fiesta at FSG
Two separate editors at Farrar, Straus & Giroux signed books by Latin authors recently from the same New York agent, Thomas Colchie.
- Two Days, Two Big Buys
The agent here was Geri Thoma at Elaine Markson, also a North American rights deal.
- New Book by 'Paris 1919' Author
DeMenil bought U.S. rights from agent Emma Parry at Carlisle & Company, acting for the author's London agent, Caroline Dawney at Peters Fraser & Dunlop, who controls world rights.
- Bridging the Gap
"We're not just a literary agent, not just a merchandising agent, not just a media production company," said cofounder and partner Nancy Cushing-Jones, formerly head of publishing at Universal Consumer Products.
- Sophie Hicks Forms Agency
Well-known U.K. agent Sophie Hicks has hung up her own shingle.
- Count Cagliostro Rides Again
The Seven Ordeals of Count Cagliostro was coagented with Mary Cunnane, a former Norton editor now agenting in Australia, and McGuigan reports further such deals in the pipeline.
- Continuity for Sedaris, Meltzer
Pietsch bought North American, book club, audio and electronic rights from agent Don Congdon.
- Six Figures for Kids' Book at RH
The sale was made by rights director—turned—agent Nancy Gallt, who first heard about the book, Norbert No-Bottle, at Frankfurt last fall, when U.K. agent Clare Conville sold U.K. rights to Harper.
- 'Rain' Falls to Putnam
The book stars a Japanese-American assassin, John Rain, who becomes the target of government agents after one of his jobs is completed.
- Author's Wife Did His Deal
Agent and editor therefore cleared it with his wife, Erika de Vasconcelos, also a well-known author, and Ricci, finally reached by shipboard phone, was pleased to ratify it.
- PB on Thriller Binge
She bought world rights, with an audio option, from agents Damaris Rowland and Steve Axelrod.
- Fiction Debut by Aussie Ex-Con
The editor discovered book and author, Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, at a writers' conference in Sydney and signed it up with agent Joe Regal, representing the author's Australian agent Jenny Darling.
- Tom Paine Revisited
It was a six-figure deal signed with agent Stuart Krichevsky, with U.K. rights being handled by A.P.
- Hot New Writer Takes Less
Halpern, who found it encouraging that author and agent would take less for what they saw as the right imprint, hopes to publish in spring 2003—by which time there'll have been another fiction issue of the magazine, and probably more fireworks.
- HarperCollins Acquires New Amy Tan Novel
In the U.S. the deal was negotiated by Daniel Halpern, president and publisher of Ecco, and by Tan's agent, Sandra Dijkstra of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.