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FAMINE: THE UKRAINIAN GENOCIDE 1932-33 by Anne Applebaum (history)

Anne Applebaum investigates the famine that swept the Soviet state during 1932 and 1933, the most lethal in European history and the most carefully covered up from the international world, in three parts. Of the 5 million who lost their lives during these food shortages, 3 million were Ukrainians. Applebaum will argue that this famine amounted to a state sanctioned genocide, that the policy of collectivization was used to kill millions and end political resistance in Ukraine. Part one will explain the famine’s background, part two will describe how Soviet leadership turned a disaster into genocide against Ukrainian people, and part three will examine the consequences of the famine, both in the immediate aftermath and over many years.

Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and Slate, covering U.S. and international politics. She also runs a program on global transitions at the Legatum Institute in London, and in 2012-2013 held the Phillipe Roman chair in History and International Affairs at the London School of Economics. Her book, Gulag: A History, won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, as well as Britain's Duff-Cooper Prize. Her most recent book, Iron Curtain, was nominated for a National Book Award.

*U.S. and Canada rights to Doubleday
*U.K. rights to Penguin UK

PAUL DE MAN by Evelyn Barish (biography)

Evelyn Barish chronicles de Man’s fascinating upbringing and family background, his highly reprehensible behavior during the war, his involvement with a variety of women (including Mary McCarthy), and his “stellar” career in this country based on lies and deceptions.  Barish has unearthed totally original material regarding de Man’s background and activities (his ambition, misguided political activities during the war, his shady financial dealings, his seductiveness, and his manipulation of the American academic world.)

Evelyn Barish, a Professor at the Graduate center of the City University of New York, is the author of EMERSON: THE ROOTS OF PROPHECY (Princeton University Press), for which she won the Christian Gauss prize in 1990.

*US & Canada rights to WW Norton

UPDIKE by Adam Begley (biography)

               UPDIKE will be an authoritative full-length biography that unsparingly explores the life and times of John Updike as well as the influence they had on his remarkable body of work, including his groundbreaking novels, essays, stories, poetry, and criticism. It will offer the most revealing, in-depth portrait to date of this towering figure in American life.

Adam Begley, who was for years the books editor of The New York Observer, says “Most writers are only interesting in so far as they write books we value. Their daily lives are generally bereft of high drama. Though Updike’s life can only be described as sedentary (how else could he have produced more than 60 books in just 76 years?), his character was more colorful than most (he was an attractive man easily attracted to others), and manifestly complex (he was a kind man who was ruthlessly competitive and a gentle man with a vicious wit). My principal aim in writing his biography will be to illuminate for the reader the nature of his character and of his greatest accomplishments.”

*World English language rights sold to HarperCollins


               Born in Weimar Germany, W. Michael Blumenthal grew up during the ascent of the Third Reich. He and his family fled from the Nazis to the other side of the world--first to Shanghai, then to America. There, he made a career in business and politics, as an adviser to President Kennedy and as the Secretary of the Treasury under President Carter. In 1997, after a half century as an American, he did what many German Jews would never consider: He returned to Berlin.

In From Exile to Washington, Blumenthal explains how his life experiences led him to reaccept his German homeland. He vividly describes his youth in Berlin during Nazi rule, his dramatic escape to Japanese occupied China, and the life he made in the United States. Whether as a professor of economics, a business leader, or a presidential adviser, Blumenthal has always been keenly attuned to current events. With the authority of an elder statesman, Blumenthal presents a compelling view of a new Germany--one that has been forced to confront its own dark past and become a world leader once again.

*World English language rights to Overlook Press

LOLITA: A BIOGRAPHY by Brian Boyd and Paul Benedict Grant (non-fiction)

               LOLITA: A BIOGRAPHY presents the complete, unabridged story of Nabokov’s infamous novel.  Drawing on archival material, private correspondence, interviews, and hitherto unpublished sources, it traces the origins of LOLITA in its precursors and prototypes; chronicles its composition, publication and reception, the controversies and court battles it spawned; examines its translations – including its landmark translation into Nabokov’s native Russian – and its international reception; provides detailed readings of its adaptations from page to stage and screen; and discusses the other (often Bizarre) works it inspired.

*World English language rights to Harvard University Press


               A collection of stories including past collections AFTER THE PLAGUE, TOOTH AND CLAW and WILD CHILD plus 15 brand new stories.

TC Boyle is the acclaimed author of thirteen novels.  His stories are frequently published in the New Yorker.  He was the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellent in Short Fiction.    His novel WORLD’S END received the PEN/Faulkner Award.  More recently his novels DROP CITY, THE WOMEN and SAN MIGUEL have all appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.

*US and Canada rights to Viking
*UK rights to Bloomsbury
*German rights to Hanser

THE EMBRACE OF UNREASON by Frederick Brown (history)

               Starting where FOR THE SOUL OF FRANCE ended, Frederick Brown explores the intellectual and political climate in France from World War I to World War II.

Frederick Brown is the author of Flaubert, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography, and Zola, named an Editor's Choice by The New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of the year. Brown has twice been the recipient of both Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. He lives in New York City.

*US and Canada rights to Knopf

THE LONGINGS OF WAYWARD GIRLS by Karen Brown (fiction)

               In the summer of 1974, Sadie and her friends seem to lead a perfect life in the suburbs of Northern Connecticut, writing plays, organizing a scary tour through the Haunted Woods for other local children and spending lazy days with their mothers at the nearby pond.  But their tranquil days are shattered when what appears to be a harmless childish prank leads to the disappearance of a neighborhood girl.  Twenty years later Sadie is all grown up, a lonely housewife still living in her hometown and now a mother of two.  When she has an affair with a recently returned adolescent crush, secrets of her childhood idyll are suddenly revealed and nightmares of the past come back to visit.

Karen Brown’s short story collection, Leaf House, was chosen for the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. Karen Brown teaches Creative Writing at the University of South Florida.  Her work has appeared in magazines and journals such as Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, Epoch, and American Short Fiction, and has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories and twice in the PEN/O’Henry Prize Stories.  Her first collection of stories, PINS AND NEEDLES, won the AWP’s Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press.
*World English language rights to Atria

QUARTET by Carolyn Burke (biography)

               The most sensational art event in Manhattan during the winter of 1921 was Alfred Stieglitz’s portrait series of Georgia O’Keeffe—45 graphic black and white photographs of her hands, breast, neck, and face, but especially the provocative close-ups of her nude torso.  The Master’s first show in eight years, it marked the renewal of his creative zest through his liaison with the artist and her emergence as a public figure—one of the new women who seemed to take their autonomy for granted.  At the show’s opening in the large, light-filled Park Avenue gallery, shocked Manhattanites whispered to each other about the demurely dressed O’Keeffe, whose composure that night made a striking contrast to her unconventional presence on the wall.  Perhaps the most attentive members of the crowd, the photographer Paul Strand and his wife-to-be, Rebecca Salsbury, may have replied that stimulated by the example of Steiglitz and O’Keeffe, they too were engaged in a portrait series, with Rebecca—who bore a resemblance to Georgia--as Paul’s muse and model.  What they could not have known was that their union would be entwined with that of the older couple for over a decade. Three of these interlinked lives have long dominated accounts of American modern art; the fourth, Rebecca Salsbury Strand James (her full complement of names) remains almost unknown. This book explores the ways in which the foursome inspired, excited, and unsettled each other while playing out their dreams of artistic innovation “in the American grain.”

*US and Canada rights sold to Knopf


               This novel, narrated in Lincoln’s own voice, traces the historic arc of Abraham Lincoln’s life from his picaresque days as a gangly young man in Illinois, through his improbable marriage to Kentucky belle Mary Todd, to his 1865 visit to war-shattered Richmond only days before his assassination. I Am Abraham hews to the familiar Lincoln saga, braiding Lincoln family members and military figures with a parade of fictional extras—wise-cracking knaves, conniving hangers-on, patriotic whores, and dying soldiers. Using biblically cadenced prose, cornpone nineteenth-century humor, and Lincoln’s own letters and speeches, Jerome Charyn concocts a profoundly moral but troubled commander in chief, whose relationship with his Ophelia-like wife and sons—Robert, Willie, and Tad—is explored with penetrating psychological insight, utmost compassion, and the most ingenious novelistic license. Seized by melancholy and imbued with an unfaltering sense of human worth, Charyn’s President Lincoln comes to vibrant, three-dimensional life in this haunting portrait.

*U.S. and Canada rights sold to WW Norton

BRUNIST DAY OF WRATH by Robert Coover (fiction)

               The Brunist Day of Wrath, is the long awaited sequel to Robert Coover’s debut novel, The Origin of the Brunists. Robert Coover has published fourteen novels, three short story collections, and a collection of plays since The Origin of the Brunists received the The William Faulkner Foundation First Novel Award in 1966. At Brown University, where he has taught for over thirty years, he established the International Writers Project, a program that provides an annual fellowship and safe haven to endangered international writers who face harassment, imprisonment, and suppression of their work in their home countries.  In 1990, he launched the world’s first hypertext fiction workshop, was one of the founders in 1999 of the Electronic Literature Organization, and in 2002 created CaveWriting, the first writing workshop in immersive virtual reality. Michiko Kakuntaini of The New York Times has said “Of all the postmodern writers, Robert Coover is probably the funniest and most malicious, mixing up broad social and political satire with vaudeville turns, lewd pratfalls, and clever word plays that make us rethink both the mechanics of the world and our relationship to it.” Coover has also received awards from the Lannan Foundation, American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment of the Arts, and the Rea Lifetime Short Story Award.
*US and Canada rights to Dzanc


Kansas City Lightning is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America. Throughout his life, Charlie Parker personified the tortured American artist: a revolutionary performer who used his alto saxophone to create a new music known as bebop even as he wrestled with a drug addiction that would lead to his death at the age of thirty-four. Drawing on interviews with peers, collaborators, and family members, Kansas City Lightning recreates Parker’s Depression-era childhood; his early days navigating the Kansas City nightlife; and on to New York, where he began to transcend the music he had mastered.

*US and Canada rights to HarperCollins

AMERICANS: A British View Terry Eagleton (humor)

An Englishman’s take on the difference between the US and the rest of the world, and how we’re divided by a common language.

Terry Eagleton is a British literary theorist and critic.  He has written over forty books, most recently ON EVIL and WHY MARX WAS RIGHT.

*World English language rights sold to WW Norton
*Japanese rights sold to Kawadeshobo-Shinsha

DIARIES by Mavis Gallant (memoir)

               Mavis Gallant entrusted her diaries to a loyal and old friend, who will transcribe the diaries and lightly edit from the 50s and 60s.  These, in turn will be edited by Frances Kiernan The final book will also include two pieces which appeared in The New Yorker some years ago dealing with 1968 that were collected in THE PARIS NOTEBOOKS. 

Mavis Gallant was born in Montreal and worked as a journalist for The Standard before moving to Europe to devote herself to writing fiction.  After traveling extensively she settled in Paris, where she still resides.  Her stories first appeared in The New Yorker in 1951.

*US rights sold to Knopf
*Canadian rights sold to McClelland & Stewart
*British rights sold to Bloomsbury
*German rights sold to Schoeffling & Co.

PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE by David Guterson (short stories)
               This is a new short story collection from bestselling author David Guterson, his second during his writing career.

David Guterson is the author of the novels Ed King, East of the Mountains, The Other, Our Lady of the Forest, and Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, as well as a story collection, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind, and Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense. He lives in Washington State.

*U.S. and Canada rights sold to Knopf

MY BROTHER, MY SISTER by Molly Haskell (memoir)

               On a visit to New York, the brother of well-known film critic Molly Haskell dropped a bombshell: Nearing age sixty, and married, he had decided to become a woman. Haskell chronicles her brother Chevey’s transformation through a series of psychological evaluations, grueling surgeries, drug regimens, and comportment and fashion lessons as he becomes Ellen. Despite Haskell’s liberal views on gender roles, she was dumbfounded by her brother’s decision. With candor and compassion, she charts not only her brother’s journey to becoming her sister, but also her own path from shock, confusion, embarrassment, and devastation to acceptance, empathy, and love.

Molly’s articles have appeared widely in publications such as Town and Country, Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Circle, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Vogue, Ms., and Woman’s World. She is primarily known as a film critic (her books include the now classic FROM REVERANCE TO RAPE: THE TREATMENT OF WOMEN IN THE MOVIES (Chicago, 1987) and, most recently, FRANKLY, MY DEAR: “GONE WITH THE WIND” REVISITED (Yale, 2009)), but also wrote an earlier memoir describing her husband’s illness (A MEMOIR, LOVE AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES (Morrow, 1990)). She received a Guggenheim Award for this book in 2010.
*US rights sold to Viking

AMERICANS IN SPAIN by Adam Hochschild (history)

               A look into the Spanish Civil War and the Americans who were involved in it, as journalists, advisors and members of the Lincoln Brigade, fighting for an independent Spain.

A co-founder of Mother Jones magazine, Adam Hochschild has won awards from the Eugene V. Debs Foundation and the Overseas Press Club of America.  He is the author of many books including KING LEOPOLD’S GHOST, BURY THE CHAINS about the first human rights movement and most recently TO END ALL WARS .  He has also written about human rights in South Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

*US rights to Houghton Mifflin

THE MISSIONARY’S DAUGHTER by Apricot Irving (memoir)

A memoir about growing up on a missionary compound in Limbe, Haiti, with an eye toward her father’s work and devotion to the country and the personal toll it took on his family. It is also the larger story of Haiti and the explorers and reformers who have shaped its history.

Apricot Irving is a writer based in Portland, and the winner of a 2011 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and 2012 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in Literary Nonfiction. She grew up on a missionary compound in Limbe, Haiti, and is now at work on a memoir of her time there. Irving returned to Haiti to cover the earthquake’s aftermath for NPR’s This American Life, and has also written for various magazines, including Granta and More. She is the founder of the renowned oral history project Boise Voices, a collaboration between youth and elders in a changing Portland neighborhood, about which she was interviewed recently on the Oregon Public Radio show The Speakeasy.

*World English language rights to Free Press


               The book delves into the painful effects of a messy divorce and a father’s struggle to provide for his children after sudden unemployment (through the nontraditional means of collecting gamblers’ debts for a sports bookie...). Jaffe captures the chaos of the protagonist’s sudden downturn in his personal life, dealing with an ex-wife who makes his life miserable, and trying to keep his children happy in the midst of it all. He finds release for his frustrations through the physical violence of his bookie job as he tries to make sense of what happened to the life he worked so hard to create.

Michael Grant Jaffe is the author of DANCE REAL SLOW, WHIRLWIND, and SKATEAWAY

*US and Canada rights to Dzanc

THE WOLF AND THE WATCHMAN by Scott Johnson (memoir)
                                             What happens when a father asks his son to lie for the greater good?

Growing up, Scott Johnson always suspected that his dad was different. Only as a teenager did he discover the truth: his father was a spy, one of the CIA’s most trusted agents. And, as Scott came to realise, his father had been living a double life for so long that sometimes he wasn’t sure where reality ended and illusion began.

When, as an adult, Scott embarked on a career as a war correspondent, he returned to the countries of his youth. In the dusty streets of Pakistan and Afghanistan, the cold urbanity of Yugoslavia, and the mysterious alleys of Mexico City, he came face to face with his father’s murky past, and with his own complicity in it.

The Wolf and the Watchman is a provocative, meditative reckoning on concepts such as truth, deception, and manipulation, and the fidelities we owe to ourselves and to our families. It is also an intensely personal story of a bond between father and son that endured when tested by one of the world’s most secretive and unforgiving institutions. It marks the arrival of a powerful new voice.

“Scott Johnson has written an aching, lyrical father-son story of the spy world that is dark and intriguing.”
 – Evan Thomas

*World English language rights sold to Scribe
*US rights sold to WW Norton
*Spanish rights sold to Ediciones B Mexico

PAUL ENGLISH by Tracy Kidder (narrative non-fiction)

               The story of the founder of kayak.com.  Since writing SOUL OF A NEW MACHINE more than thirty years ago, Tracy Kidder returns to the topic of computer technology.  Tracy Kidder will explore Paul English’s childhood, his management style, his character and his relationship with his employees and ultimately seek to convey what makes Paul English write “beautiful code.”

*US and Canada rights to Random House

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS by John Lahr (biography)

This long-awaited literary biography is a follow up to Lyle Leverich’s Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams and will be a full account of Tennessee Williams’s life and work, drawing upon numerous interviews and John Lahr’s own impressive experience in the dramatic world. John Lahr is an American drama critic and writer, and was the senior drama critic for The New Yorker for twenty years. Son of the legendary actor Bert Lahr, he has written several acclaimed biographies as well as both writing and editing other nonfiction books.

*US and Canada rights to WW Norton
*UK rights to Bloomsbury

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY by John Lukacs (history)

Renowned historian John Lukacs offers a concise history of the twentieth century—its two world wars and cold war, its nations and leaders. The great themes woven through this spirited narrative are inseparable from the author's own intellectual preoccupations: the fading of liberalism, the rise of populism and nationalism, the achievements and dangers of technology, and the continuing democratization of the globe.
Lukacs explores in detail the phenomenon of national socialism (national socialist parties, he reminds us, have outlived the century), Hitler's sole responsibility for the Second World War, and the crucial roles played by his determined opponents Churchill and Roosevelt. Lukacs also casts a hard eye at the consequences of the Second World War—the often misunderstood Soviet-American cold war—and at the shifting social and political developments in the Far and Middle East and elsewhere. In an eloquent closing meditation on the passing of the twentieth century, he reflects on the advance of democracy throughout the world and the limitations of human knowledge.
*World English rights to Harvard University Press
*Dutch rights to Prometheus
*Hungarian rights to Europa
THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS by Claire Messud (novel)

Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover. She has instead become the “woman upstairs,” a reliable friend and neighbor always on the fringe of others’ achievements. Then into her life arrives the glamorous and cosmopolitan Shahids—her new student Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale, and his parents: Skandar, a dashing Lebanese professor who has come to Boston for a fellowship at Harvard, and Sirena, an effortlessly alluring Italian artist. Nora is drawn deep into the complex world of the Shahid family; she finds herself falling in love with them, separately and together. Nora’s happiness explodes her boundaries, and she discovers in herself an unprecedented ferocity—one that puts her beliefs and her sense of self at stake.Claire Messud is the best-selling author of THE EMPEROR’S CHILDREN which was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review.  She lives with her husband, the critic James Wood, and their two children in Massachusetts.

*US and Canada rights sold to Knopf
*UK rights sold to Virago
*Spanish language rights sold to RBA Libros
*French language rights sold to Editions Gallimard
*Italian language rights sold to Bollati Boringhieri
*Dutch language rights sold to Ambo Anthos
*Swedish rights sold to Natur & Kultur
*Korean rights sold to Vega Books
*Turkish rights sold to Marti Yayin Grubu
UNTITLED ON THE KORAN by Jack Miles (non-fiction)

               A follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-winning GOD: A Biography and CHRIST: A Crisis in the life of God, Jack Miles’ next book will illuminate the God portrayed in the Koran and worshiped by Muslims for the wide audience of curious and uninformed English-language readers. To do so, he will juxtapose passages of the Koran with passages from the Tanakh and New Testament in a lively narrative emphasizing the literary and historical interpretations of these great books to create an intelligent and accessible dialogue between them.

Jack Miles spent ten years as a Jesuit seminarian studying at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem before enrolling at Harvard University where he completed a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages in 1971. His first book, God: A Biography, won a Pulitzer Prize and has been translated into fifteen languages. He is fluent in several modern languages.

*US and Canadian rights sold to Knopf
*German rights sold to Hanser

THIRTY GIRLS by Susan Minot (novel)

               Jane finds herself in Africa, escaping her life in America, and investigating the abduction of children in Uganda by the Lord’s Resistance Army.  Her story is told in juxtaposition to that of Esther Akello’s, one of thirty girls abducted from her Catholic school in the middle of the night.  Jane will journey from Kenya to Uganda, all the while becoming more and more passionately embroiled with Harry, a traveling companion, and putting her own stability to the test while interviewing emotionally scarred children.

Susan Minot is the author of five other books including MONKEYS, winner of the Prix Femina Étranger.  Her novel EVENING was adapted into a film.  She is also the winner of a Pushcart Prize and O. Henry Prize for her writing.

*US and Canada rights sold to Knopf
*UK rights sold to Fourth Estate
*French rights sold to Mercure de France

by Benny Morris and Dror Zeevi (non-fiction)

               This will be a comprehensive history of Ottoman/Turkish treatment of the Armenian minority during the waning years of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish war of independence, which ended in 1923. It will focus on the massacres and the question of whether what occurred in World War I was a planned genocide. This will be based on new documentary material evidence from national, regional and personal archives in Turkey and Syria as well as in the US, UK, France, and Germany. The subject, hotly disputed for decades by the Turkish and Armenian camps, has in recent years become topical against the backdrop of Turkey's resurgence as a medium-sized power and its problematic relations with the West, Iran and Israel, not to mention the on-going dispute between Turkey and Armenia concerning these events. The new documentary material consulted includes a great deal of first-hand testimony by survivors and witnesses of the Turkish atrocities, of the death marches and massacres, and will make the book moving and graphic, as well as historically potent.

*US and Canada rights sold to WW Norton

INVISIBLE BEASTS by Sharona Muir (fiction)

INVISIBLE BEASTS is a fictional work in which imaginary animals, based on real science, are described by a narrator in a series of playful tales.  Each chapter weaves intriguing information from the life sciences -- from quirky facts to important ideas – into connected tales, as the narrator pursues her questions about love, sex, evolution, extinction, truth, and self-knowledge. “Every day the world seems more like Aesop’s ‘Fables,’” says a recent review in The Economist’s science section.  Today, we confront the natural world in new and urgent ways.  Mass extinctions, global warming, and related issues are new territory for our cultural imagination, while the very definition of “human” is under discussion in the academy.  Sharona Muir’s goal is to engage readers imaginatively and in new ways with nature and human nature; this book could be called, “Aesop for the age of extinction.” 

Sharona Muir is a professor of English and creative writing at Bowling Green State University.  She is the author of ARTIFICIAL PARADISE: SCIENCE FICTION AND AMERICAN REALITY and DURING CEASEFIRE, a collection of poems. 

*World English rights to Bellevue Press

KISSING THE SWORD by Sharnush Parsipur, trans. Sara Khalili (memoir)

Shahrnush Parsipur was an important writer and television producer in her native Iran until 1979 when the Islamic Republic began imprisoning its citizens. Kissing the Sword captures the surreal experiences of serving time without being charged with a crime, and witnessing the systematic destruction of any and all opposition to fundamentalist power. It is a memoir filled with both horror and humor: nights blasted by the sounds of machine gun fire as hundreds of prisoners are summarily executed, and days spent debating prison officials on whether the Quran demands that women be covered. Parsipur, one of the great novelists of modern Iran, known for magic realism, tells a story here that is all too real. She mines her own painful memories to create an urgent call for one of the most basic of human rights: freedom of expression.

Parsipur began her career as a fiction writer and producer at Iranian National Television and Radio. She was imprisoned for nearly five years by the religious government without being formally charged. Shortly after her release, she published Women Without Men and was arrested and jailed again, this time for her frank and defiant portrayal of women's sexuality. While still banned in Iran, the novel became an underground bestseller there, and has been translated into many languages around the world. Parsipur is also the author of Touba and the Meaning of Night, among many other books, and now lives in exile in northern California.

*U.S. and Canada rights sold to Feminist Press

GOLDEN STATE by Michelle Richmond (fiction)
While the citizens of California come out to vote on whether or not to secede from the rest of the United States, San Francisco descends into chaos.  Streets are blocked, transportation stopped and protestors take to the streets.   Julia must make her way across town on a broken ankle to deliver her estranged sister’s baby.  Her own internal turmoil mirrors that of the city: her marriage is falling apart, a beloved child has been taken from her, and soon she will find herself at the center of a hostage situation. 
As in her past two novels, the best-selling THE YEAR OF FOG and NO ONE YOU KNOW, Michelle Richmond combines the suspense of a thriller with the intricate, heart-wrenching details of  love and family.
*World English language rights sold to Bantam


Rodriguez’s stylish new memoir—the first book in a decade from the Pulitzer Prize finalist—moves from Jerusalem to Silicon Valley, from Moses to Liberace, from Lance Armstrong to Mother Teresa. Rodriguez is a homosexual who writes with love of the religions of the desert that exclude him. He is a passionate, unorthodox Christian who is always mindful of his relationship to Judaism and Islam because of a shared belief in the God who revealed himself within an ecology of emptiness. And at the center of this book is a consideration of women—their importance to Rodriguez’s spiritual formation and their centrality to the future of the desert religions.

Richard Rodriguez is a journalist, essayist, and author whose books include Days of Obligation, Brown, and Hunger of Memory. Hailed in The Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America,” he is a contributor to Harper’s Magazine, Mother Jones, the Los Angeles Times, and Time.

*US & Canada Rights sold to Viking

STRAY by Elissa Sussman (Young Adult fiction)

A cross between The Handmaid’s Tale and Wicked with a dash of Grimm's Fairy Tales, STRAY takes place in a world where magic is a curse that only women bear and society is dictated by a strict religious doctrine called The Path. The first in a planned six book series, STRAY follows the young Princess Aislynn who knows all too well the powers of her curse. Its magic is a part of her, like her awkward nose and thin fingers. But it’s also something she can't control. And girls who can’t control their abilities have a tendency to disappear. So when Aislynn fails to contain her magic at her introduction ball, she is “redirected” into the order of Fairy Godmothers, where she must spend the rest of her life chaste and devoted to serving another royal family. Tasked with tending to the sweet, but sheltered Princess Linnea, Aislynn also finds a reluctant friend in the palace gardener, Thackery, who makes no secret of his disdain for her former life. The more time they spend together, though, the more she begins to doubt the rules she has observed so obediently. As Aislynn’s feelings threaten to undo the sacred vows she has taken, she risks not only her own life but Linnea’s as well.

Elissa Sussman received her BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and has spent the last several years learning the art of fairy tales working at Disney on the animated features TANGLED and THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG.
*US and Canada sold to HarperCollins


This is the story of Moody Fellow and his quest for love in “some, not all, of the wrong places and in quite a few of the wrong ways.” The book follows its main character’s search for love from age twelve to early adulthood. Along the way he plays tennis and the piano, thinks about elves, goes to college, protests two wars, gets mixed up in the arts scene in “the City,” and does other things too, like deliver coffee beans for a modest living and cry because his dog has died.

Doug Watson works as a Copy Editor at Time magazine. He has an MFA from Ohio State University and his stories have appeared in Tin House, One Story, Fifty-Two Stories and in the Anthology of New England Writers. He is the winner of the Tara M. Kroger Award, the Marjory Bartlett Sanger Award for Short Fiction and the Best of Ohio Writers Contest. His first collection of stories, THE ERA OF NOT QUITE, was just published by BOA editions this spring and was celebrated at One Story’s annual Literary Debutant Ball.

*US and Canada to Outpost 19


               Susan Zuccotti narrates the life and work of Père Marie-Benoît, a courageous French Capuchin priest who risked everything to hide Jews in France and Italy during the Holocaust. Who was this extraordinary priest and how did he become adept at hiding Jews, providing them with false papers, and helping them to elude their persecutors? First from a monastery in Marseille and later in Rome, Père Benoît worked with Jewish co-conspirators to build remarkably effective Jewish-Christian rescue networks. Despite a cold reception from Pope Pius XII, who declined to assist in their efforts, they persisted in their clandestine activities until the Allies liberated Rome. To tell this remarkable tale, in addition to her research in French and Vatican archives, Zuccotti personally interviewed Père Benoît, his family, Jewish rescuers with whom he worked, and survivors who owed their lives to his network.

Susan Zuccotti is an American historian specializing in the Holocaust.  She has won numerous awards for her work and has taught at Barnard and Trinity College.

*World English to University of Illinois Press

*French rights to Bayard

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