Recent Deals Negotiated
Author of the August Target Book Club pick THE SECRETS OF MARY BOWSER, Lois Leveen's JULIET'S NURSE, which begins 14 years before the events in Romeo & Juliet and continues beyond its final pages - all told from the perspective of the nurse
World English rights (excl. Canada) to Emily Bestler Books
Canada: Random House Canada
The Fates Will Find Their Way author and 2012 MacDowell Colony Fellowship recipient Hannah Pittard's REUNION, about a woman in the midst of a personal crisis who upon her father's suicide must reunite with her large extended family and some of her father's five former wives
North American rights to Grand Central
National Book Award Finalist in poetry Kim Addonizio's new collection of short fiction, THE PALACE OF ILLUSIONS, trafficking in the fault lines between the real and the imaginary
North American rights to Soft Skull
NYT bestselling author of Girls in Trucks, Katie Crouch's ABROAD, a novel of literary suspense set during a twenty-year-old college girl's heady, erotically-charged and ultimately perilous junior year abroad.
US Rights to Sarah Crichton Books
Canada: Knopf Canada
When a strong-willed Haitian woman from a wealthy family is abducted in broad daylight and held for ransom, she thinks back over her past as her father resists paying and her American husband fights for her release.
North American Rights to Grove/Atlantic
National Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize and NBCC finalist and winner of both a Quill and The American Book Award Kevin Young's BLUE LAWS, poetry collection.
World Rights to Knopf
Recent Iowa MFA, Nickolas Butler's SHOTGUN LOVESONGS, which follows the friendships between four men in their early thirties just coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers in the same Wisconsin town where they grew up.
North American Rights to St. Martin's Press
Dutch: Ambos Anthos
Spanish: Libros del Asteroide
Italian: Marsilio Editori
The tale of an ex-Confederate soldier out West as intent on evading the authorities (both white and Indian) who would hold him to account for certain disastrous decisions he's made as he is on reaching a woman he hasn't seen in years -- a woman who seems to hold the keys to any future worth looking forward to, by Pulitzer Prize finalist and 2009 Winner of the John Dos Passos Medal for Literature Robert Bausch.
World English to Bloomsbury
Author of SUMMER OF 1787, the recently published AMERICAN EMPEROR, on Aaron Burr, and a forthcoming history of James Madison, founder and president of The Washington Independent Review of Books David Stewart's MR. BINGHAM'S SECRET, about a deathbed confession that reveals a further, darker twist to the Booth conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln.
To Kensington (2014)
Former publisher of Thames & Hudson Peter Warner's MR. MOLE: A Washington Memoir by Winston Bates, poignantly creating a character who demonstrates the unpredictable interventions of the inconspicuous man and asks the question that more recent history has answered: How much damage can be done by the wrong person in the right place at the right time?
To Thomas Dunne
Robert D. Richardson
Bancroft Prize winning historian (William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism) Robert D. Richardson's NEARER TO THE HEART'S DESIRE, a dual profile of medieval Persian poet Omar Khayyam and Victorian poet and translator Edward FitzGerald who rediscovered his Rubaiyat and made it world-famous, to be published simultaneously with a newly annotated and illustrated edition of The Rubaiyat.
World English Rights to Bloomsbury
Professor of Communication at the University of Washington and Princeton University Fellow Phil Howard's THE RISE OF PAX TECHNICA: Social Media, Big Data, and the New Rules of Global Power Politics, argues that whoever controls technology, dominates the world, presents the new rules of engagement for collecting and projecting power, and anticipates the challenges ahead for global peace and America's place in the world.
World English Rights to Yale University Press
The story of John Humphrey Noyes and his community of followers in upstate New York in the nineteenth century, who subscribed to an eccentric and peculiar belief system, drawing upon ideas as diverse as transcendentalism, mysticism, mesmerism, evolutionary theory, free love, and feminism, and how the community evolved into the successful American silver flatware company, a mixture of history, sociology, and memoir written by a descendant of one of the original families.
World English Rights to Picador
Co-editor of PANK and contributor to Best American Short Stories, the Rumpus, Salon, and The New York Times Book Review Roxane Gay's BAD FEMINIST, a collection of essays spanning politics, cultural criticism, and feminism.
North American Rights to Harper Perennial
Scientific American editor David Biello's RADICAL EARTH, about the new epoch in the planet's life, known as the Anthropocene, and how a group of rogue scientists and entrepreneurs are developing breakthrough methods to geo-engineer the Earth's future.
World English Rights to Scribner
Commentator, Princeton chair of the Center for African-American Studies and professor of religion Eddie Glaude, Jr.'s DEMOCRACY IN BLACK, an argument that black America remains in a state of emergency, and that only a new black politics can break through the coded "whiteness" that still permeates American life.
North American rights to Crown
Magazine journalist Robin Rinaldi's THE WILD OATS PROJECT, about her decision to stop being a "good girl," and to experiment with an open marriage for a year -- in her early 40s, she dives into a world of new lovers, explores the San Francisco sexual workshop scene, and confronts heartbreak and revelations about the roles sex plays in our lives and how it defines us.
World Rights to Sarah Crichton Books
WINKIE author Clifford Chase's THE TOOTH FAIRY, about family and loss, sex and loneliness, and the author's encounter with a mysterious Iranian shopping bag, told in fragments.
World Rights to Overlook Press
A narrative account of the past, present, and future of the Continuity of Government program, tracing through every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, from the Washingtonian editor-in-chief and
author of THE THREAT MATRIX.
World English to Simon & Schuster
About minimizing the damage after military failure - or discovering the right way to lose, now that finding a responsible exit strategy after defeat is one of the most difficult problems that a president
can face, providing a user's guide for handling battlefield defeat.
World Rights to Little, Brown (Fall/Winter 2014)
Princeton professor and former high-ranking State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter's book expanding on her recent article in The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," which concluded that the promise that women can have the same choices that men do with respect to combining careers and family has not been met, offering "a blueprint for action in the personal, professional, and public sphere."
US Rights to Random House (Spring 2014)
Canada: Random House Canada
Portuguese (Portugal): Temas e Debates
German: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Italian: Sperling & Kupfer
Australia/New Zealand: Penguin Australia
Pulitzer Prize-winning US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's untitled memoir, both a personal and cultural history, navigating the channels and byways of memory and the legacy of race in America, from her childhood - the daughter of a black mother and a white father, born in Gulfport, Mississippi -- growing up mixed race in the South of the 70s and 80s, her close relationship with her mother (who was murdered by her stepfather, a Vietnam veteran), and the repercussions and resonances of these seminal events in her life and work.
North American Rights to Ecco (2014)
Author of PAUL AMONG THE PEOPLE and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for her forthcoming translation of the Oresteia, Sarah Ruden's THE MUSIC INSIDE THE WHALE, AND OTHER MARVELS: A Translator on the Beauty of the Bible, an argument that existing translations do not accurately represent the Bible, which is in reality a wildly colorful book defiant of precise reproduction.
World English to Pantheon (2015)
Star Wars franchise author Jason Fry's multi-volume middle grade series THE JUPITER PIRATES, about a family of space privateers (operating under a Letter of Marque from a coalition of moons and planets at war with Earth) who live by a tradition in which the kids, in a sort of high-stakes "Space School on Rocket Blasters," must compete for the captaincy of the family ship, even as they work together to battle rogue space pirates, venal Earth diplomats, and even treason from within the family.
North American Rights to Harper Children's
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
Spanish rights to Tom Perrotta's THE LEFTOVERS to Editorial Hidra
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