- Real-Life Spy Tale for Riverhead
Kolb was preempted by Riverhead editor Christopher Knutsen in a deal negotiated by agents Joel Gotler and Noah Lukeman at AMG/Renaissance.
- Little, Brown Wins Richards Autobio
The deal was brokered by Richards’ manager Jane Rose and literary agent Ed Victor.
- MacDonald, Steele Back at HC
The book was bought from agent Carol Mann.
- Gulf War Memories
Cahill bought world English rights, including first serial and audio, from agent Joe Veltre at Carlisle & Company.
- Sinha Auction Underway
On the heels of its Booker shortlisting, U.S. rights to Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People are currently being auctioned, with agent Carole Blake reportedly entertaining bids from several houses.
- Hot Auction for Indian Novel
Keusch won with a six-figure bid for two books to agent Kim Whalen at Trident Media Group, who reports strong interest already overseas.
- Hersh Signs for Abu Ghraib Book
The world rights deal was signed by the house's CEO, Jane Friedman, with agent Esther Newberg at ICM, and the book will be edited by executive editor David Hirshey for publication this fall.
- China Memoir Goes Transatlantic
A memoir called Lilla's Feast, British writer Frances Osborne's story of her great-grandmother's extraordinary life in China, London, Calcutta and, ultimately, in a Japanese internment camp in China in WWII, made strong sales on both si
- Harper Signs Cornwell for Six
It was HarperCollins General Books president Cathy Hemming who signed the major seven-figure contract with the author's London agent, Toby Eady (Cornwell is represented in this country by the Ed Breslin agency).
- Vollmann Back at Viking
The new book, bought from agent Susan Golombfor North American rights, is described as a series of tales that counterpoint the moral decisions made by selected pairs of real-life characters in Russia and Germany during the 20th century.
- Breslin and the Hit Men
The project was bought for Ecco at Harper, world rights, by DanHalpern and recently hired (from Random) Lee Boudreaux, from agent DavidBlack.
- ...And Ballantine Signs Serial Killer Analysis
Agent Jonathon Lazear shopped the completed manuscript to four publishers.
- Little, Brown To Release New Tom Wolfe
The Hachette division acquired North American rights to the work from agent Lynn Nesbit of Janklow & Nesbit, and the book, set for a 2009 publication, will be edited by senior editor Pat Strachan (who worked with Wolfe on numerous books at FSG, including Bonfire of the Vanities and
- Jean Auel Rides Again
Auel's agent, Jean Naggar, who has already read it, described this continuation of the story of Ayla as "everything we could have wished for.
- Religion Book Deals: July 22, 2020
Agent Jim Hart represented Gray and the title -- a tale of mysterious images appearing in a church's stained glass windows — is set for a Dec. 20 release.