Recent Deals Negotiated
NBCC and Los Angeles Times Award finalist Lydia Millet MERMAIDS IN PARADISE, in which young newlyweds encounter mermaids (yes, mermaids) on their honeymoon in the tropics; touching on the destruction of the environment and the absurdity and earnestness of humanity.
North American rights to WW Norton
Whiting Fellow and AWP Award winner Scott Blackwood's SEE HOW SMALL, inspired by the real unsolved murder of four teenage girls in an Austin, Texas ice cream shop and imagining how the community survives during the subsequent five years, as narrated by various townspeople and the deceased girls.
North American rights to Little, Brown
UK: Fourth Estate
Italy: Ponte alle Grazie
Iraq veteran Michael Pitre's FIVES AND TWENTY-FIVES, about the lives of three men from the same Marine platoon, years after a bloody Iraq tour: a lieutenant and a reluctant leader, back in school; a corpsman who finds his calling as a medic, but whose pride in his work is undone; and an Iraqi interpreter with a love of hip hop and Huck Finn, stuck in Tunisia as the Arab Spring unfolds.
North American rights to Bloomsbury
UK: Bloomsbury UK
Former White House and State Department official, US Congressional Candidate, and EVP of the Asia Society Jamie Metzl's GENESIS CODE, in a near-future America, a beat reporter hunts for the killer of a woman murdered while carrying a genetically-enhanced embryo, uncovering a secret, high-stakes race between the US and China to seed their populations with genetic superstars.
World English rights to Skyhorse
Author of BLACK FLOWER Young-ha Kim's I HEAR YOUR VOICE, in which two orphans grow up in the streets of Seoul and one becomes the tragic leader of a powerful motorcycle gang, to be translated into English by novelist Krys Lee.
To Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Toby Ball's INVISIBLE STREETS, pitched in the tradition of James Ellroy's Underworld USA trilogy, set in a crumbling metropolis on the fringes of the sixties, about a cache of explosives that goes missing and the many suspects -- druggy bohemians, corrupt urban planners, rabid right-wingers -- who may be responsible, along with rights to Ball's first two novels, THE VAULTS and SCORCH CITY.
World rights to Overlook
Reprint rights to George Plimpton's
To Little, Brown
Jeffrey Bartsch's debut novel, TYING THE KNOTS, in which two child
geniuses marry young and then go their separate ways, yet continue to
communicate with one another using hidden clues in crossword puzzles.
World rights to Grand Central
Roxane Gay's HUNGER, building on the author's Tumblr blog about eating healthier, finding a tolerable form of exercise, and exploring what it means to learn, in the middle of your life, how to take care of yourself and how to feed your hunger.
North American rights to Harper Perennial
Jose Orduna's THE NATURALIZATION: Notes on the Browning of America, tracing the story of the author's path to U.S. citizenship even as it explores the larger issues around immigration and the dangerous nexus of race, class and identity in American culture.
North American rights to Beacon Press
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox's memoir, chronicling her personal journey from a misunderstood and socially unaccepted child to an acclaimed actress, speaker and advocate widely recognized by LGBTQ organizations for sharing her empowering message.
World rights to Harlequin Nonfiction
Samuel Eliot Morison Award-winning author of IF BY SEA and 1812: THE NAVY'S WAR George Daughan's LEXINGTON & CONCORD: The Battle That Changed the World
World English rights to WW Norton
Physician and researcher at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Angelo Volandes's THE CONVERSATION: Straight Talk About End-of-Life Care (And How It Alone Will Save America's Medical System from Itself), about the unspoken dark side of American medicine -- keeping patients alive at all costs -- and how to talk with patients about their wishes at the end of life.
World English rights to Bloomsbury.
Thomas de Monchaux & Philip Nobel
Thomas de Monchaux and Philip Nobel's DREAM HOUSE: How We Didn't Build One, And How You Still Can, in which two architectural critics (The New Yorker, The New York Times, etc.) turn their hands to an actual building project and the resulting misadventure provides an opportunity to explore big questions about: what we invest in our homes and why that investment so rarely returns as it should; how we can stop building bigger and start building better; and how, if we make the right choices, our homes can actually help us to live better.
North American Rights to Metropolitan.
Scholar and Guggenheim Fellow Sarah Ruden's translation of Augustine's CONFESSIONS, the world's first autobiography, that illuminates the universal search and struggle for life's meaning.
North American rights to Random House
Princeton professor of music and author of LINA AND SERGE: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev, Simon Morrison's BOLSHOI CONFIDENTIAL, the inside story of the world's most prominent ballet company and its recent criminal mayhem, with the never-before-told history of the theater itself and its tangled relationship with power and politics from the tsars to Putin.
US rights to Liveright/Norton
Canadian rights to Random House Canada
UK: Fourth Estate
Brazil: Editora Record
Professor of Government at Georgetown University Matthew Kroenig's THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR THREAT: Choices and Consequences, on why a strike against Iran is strategically advantageous to US security.
World English rights to Palgrave
Media Matters for America
Authors of the national bestseller The Fox Effect, David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt of Media Matters for America go inside the Washington, D.C. business of manufacturing lies in order to sell flawed public policy to the American people.
North American rights to Vintage/Anchor
Christopher Petkanas's LOULOU: Yves St. Laurent's Legendary Muse,
Loulou de la Falaise, and the Cult of Haute Bohemia She Brought Us, an
illustrated oral biography/history of one of the fashion world's most
memorable icons, YSL's muse Loulou de la Falaise, and the world she
both created and lived in.
World Rights to St. Martin's Press
Martina Boone's Southern gothic trilogy -- with a dash of magic -- following a teen sent to live with her dead mother's twin on a decaying plantation where she discovers a centuries-old feud and dark secrets that require making peace with the local spirits, who may not be as welcoming as the sunlit boy who steals her heart.
World rights to Simon Pulse
Italian rights to Ann Leary's THE GOOD HOUSE, to Sperling & Kupfer
Hebrew rights to Korim
Czech rights to Euromedia
Slovak rights to Ikar
Bulgarian rights to Exlibris
Polish rights to Znak
Dutch rights to House of Books
Russian rights to AST
Romanian rights to Humanitas
Complex Chinese rights to Ten Points
Korean rights to Munhakdongne Publishing Group
French rights to Editions Stock
Polish rights to Uwem Akpan's SAY YOU'RE ONE OF THEM to WAM
Japanese rights to Susan Mattern's THE PRINCE OF MEDICINE: Galen in the Roman Empire, to Hakusui-sha Ltd.
Polish rights to Tom Perrotta's THE LEFTOVERS, to Znak
Audio rights to David O. Stewart's THE LINCOLN DECEPTION, to Audible
Audio rights to Jim Lehrer's TOP DOWN: A Novel of the Kennedy Assassination, to Audible
Dutch rights to Henriette Lazaridis Power's THE CLOVER HOUSE to Meulenhoff de Boekerij BV
Brazilian rights to Alon Confino's A WORLD WITHOUT JEWS to Pensamento-Cultrix
Japanese rights to Caroline Weber's QUEEN OF FASHION: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution to Editions Kazeno Bara-Suiseisha
Italian rights to Charles King's ODESSA: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams to Einaudi
UK rights to Ann Leary's THE GOOD HOUSE to Atlantic Books; German rights to Droemer Verlag; Turkish rights to Marti Yayinlari; Brazilian rights to Companhia Editora Nacional
Indonesian rights to Jonathan Lyons' THE HOUSE OF WISDOM to Noura Books
Japanese rights to Laura Flynn's SWALLOW THE OCEAN, to Misuzu Shobo Ltd.
Serbian rights to Enid Shomer's THE TWELVE ROOMS OF THE NILE, to Laguna
Italian rights to Charles King's ODESSA, to Einaudi
Simplified Chinese rights to Washington D.C. editor for The Nation, New America fellow, and regular MSNBC commentator Chris Hayes's TWILIGHT OF THE ELITES: America After Meritocracy, to Shanghai Translation
Russian rights to Princeton professor Simon Morrison's LINA AND SERGE: THE LOVE AND WARS OF LINA PROKOFIEV in Stalin's Russia, to Centrapolygraph
Finnish rights to Alan Watts's THE BOOK: ON THE TABOO AGAINST KNOWING WHO YOU ARE, to Basam Books
Complex Chinese rights to Sarah Porter's LOST VOICES TRILOGY, to Owl
French rights to legendary New Yorker writer A. J. Liebling's THE ROAD BACK TO PARIS, to Francois Bourin
Hungarian rights to Tom Perrotta's THE LEFTOVERS, to Geopen