Thursday, May 21, 2009

More books on the way...

From Publishers Lunch Weekly:


Mark Keating's THE PIRATE DEVLIN, a swashbuckling historical naval adventure set in the 18th century, to Les Pockell at Grand Central, by by Howard Morhaim at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, on behalf of Jim Gill of United Agents (NA).


Author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid's PURELAND, set in Pakistan and the West, exploring the unmaking of identity - personal, national, sexual, spiritual - at a moment of global seismic shift, following Rebecca Saletan to Riverhead, by Jay Mandel at the William Morris Agency (NA).

LA Times reporter and author of SNITCH JACKET Chris Goffard's YOU WILL SEE FIRE, about an American priest in Kenya who takes on the country's brutal dictatorship as well as the Catholic church while fighting social injustice, only to die under mysterious circumstances, to Alane Mason at Norton, by Lydia Wills at Paradigm and Seth Jaret at Jaret Entertainment (NA).
UK/Translation: Philip Patterson at Marjacq Scripts


Former Guggenheim fellow and author of FATHER OF FRANKENSTEIN, Christopher Bram's EMINENT OUTLAWS, a group biography of the gay American writers who changed the culture, to Jonathan Karp at Twelve, by Edward Hibbert at Donadio & Olson (NA and translation).

Director of "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" Jeff Feuerzeig and journalist Paul Cullum's DEVIL TOWN, a biography of Daniel Johnston, the singer-songwriter and artist whose songs have inspired and been covered by several generations of indie-rock royalty and whose life - complete with running away to join the carnival, extraordinary art world accomplishment, and persistent and unshakeable madness - has the outsized elements of a fable, to David Patterson at Holt, in a pre-empt, by Nathaniel Jacks at Inkwell Management (NA).


Author and VF contributing editor William Prochnau and aviation journalist Laura Parker, working in collaboration with many of the passengers on USAir flight 1549, to tell MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON, a minute-by-minute in the survivors' own words of the flight that landed in the Hudson River, to Luke Dempsey at Ballantine, for publication on November 3, by Jennifer Joel at ICM (NA).

NYT bestselling author and Salon political commentator Glenn Greenwald's untitled book, about the death of the rule of law in America, and THE INVISIBLE SPECTRUM, which uses the career of Noam Chomsky to examine the relationship between our media and our political discourse, to Sara Bershtel of Metropolitan, by Dan Conaway of Writers House.


Star of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Alison Arngrim's CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH, a comic memoir of growing up as one of television's most memorable characters -- the devious Nellie Oleson -- with behind-the-scenes stories from the set, as well as tales from her bohemian upbringing in West Hollywood and her headline-making advocacy work on behalf of HIV awareness and abused children, to Kate Hamill at It Books, at auction, by Kent Wolf at Global Literary Management (NA).


Horsemen of the Esophagus author Jason Fagone's THE DREAM SHOT, a narrative account of maverick scientist Stephen Hoffman's crusade to eradicate malaria, offering an intimate look at the grim effects of the disease, the process of scientific invention, the unseen rituals of billion-dollar philanthropy, and the David vs. Goliath battle between a small startup and Big Pharma to come up with a vaccine that will save a million lives each year, to Rachel Klayman at Crown, by Larry Weissman at Larry Weissman Literary (world).


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