- Spring 2022 Announcements: History
Literary agent Williams profiles the artists and activists—including Emma Goldman, Eugene O’Neill, Mary McCarthy, and Willem de Kooning—who gathered on Cape Cod in the first half of the 20th century.
- Spring 2022 Announcements: SF, Fantasy & Horror
Climate change looms large in science fiction, fantasies draw from myth and legend, and horror takes on social inequalities in this season’s offerings.Top 10The Ballad of Perilous GravesAlex Jennings.
- Sarah Manguso Takes a Novel Approach in Latest Book
“So,” Manguso says, “despite the fact that I’ve spent my entire career saying I would never write a novel, that I had no interest in writing a novel, I realized this was the form I needed.”PJ Mark, Manguso’s agent at Janklow & Nesbit, says his client “had already mastered pr
- Spring 2022 Announcements: Mysteries & Thrillers
FBI agent Kate O’Hare and international criminal Nick Fox take on the Brotherhood, a shadowy organization seeking a lost train loaded with $30 billion in Nazi gold somewhere in the mountains of Eastern Europe.
- Spring 2022 Announcements: Romance & Erotica
Berkley, May 3 ($17 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-593-33483-6)A dogged literary agent agrees to a getaway with her hopelessly romantic sister, who’s determined to find her a love story of her own, in this rom-com from bestseller Henry.A Caribbean Heiress in ParisAdriana Herrera.
- Spring 2022 Announcements: Literary Fiction
Big-name writers entertain big ideas about the future and have fun with the past in this season’s crop.
- In Brief: December 2, 2021
, Abrams), agents Regina Brooks and Erzsi Deak, and editors Sydnee Monday and Kait Feldman.Soaring SkywardTo celebrate the release of Cytonic (Delacorte), the third book in his YA Skyward series, Brandon Sanderson launched Dragonsteel Mini Con in Provo, Utah, which ran from November 22
- 2021 Religion Publishing Highlights
We spoke to several Christian fiction publishers about the use of sensitivity readers and other methods available for spotting bias and achieving authentic and responsible depictions of marginalized people.Several agents of color who deal in the religion market discussed the increased interest in titles by Black,
- Q & A with Seth Fishman and Jessixa Bagley
You’re a literary agent in addition to an author.
- Reappearing Acts: R. Kikuo Johnson Has a New Graphic Novel
At the time, literary graphic novels were just getting recognized by the book publishing world, led by the clamor over Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (2004), Craig Thompson’s Blankets (2003), and Dash Shaw’s Bottomless Belly Button (2008)—all of which influenced Johnson’s career choices.When Thompson’s
- Children's Job Moves: November 2021
Tara Gonzalez has been promoted to agent at Erin Murphy Literary Agency, from associate agent.
- PW's Top 10 Religion Stories of 2021
Christian Literary Agents Eye Diversity, ExpansionPW asked Christian publishing professionals turned literary agents about the religion books industry today, and they see a ripe opportunity based on a new generation of authors and readers.1.
- Book Deals: Week of November 29, 2021
Bonnier rights agent Johanna Lindborg handled the sale.Tyson Gets ‘Cosmic’ at HoltHolt’s Tim Duggan bought North American rights to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization.
- Dan Chaon's New Novel Confronts a Father's Sins
“He was the one who encouraged me to send my stories out.”Chaon’s agent, Renee Zuckerbrot at Massie & McQuilkin, had long admired his work, and when she met him at a festival in Paris he mentioned he might be looking for new representation.
- Dusapin, Espada, Lo, Miles, and Mott Win 2021 National Book Awards
She very movingly thanked her agent, Tanya McKinnon, and especially her editor, Molly Turpin, for her passion and dedication for the project, saying: "We both know this was a co-written book."