Denise Shannon Literary Agency

Denise Shannon Literary Agency The Denise Shannon Literary Agency is a New York-based agency representing a distinguished list of fiction and nonfiction authors. For more information, please visit the agency website at www.deniseshannonagency.com

03/23/2020
Johanna Stoberock named finalist for 2019 Foreword Indies Award

Johanna Stoberock named finalist for 2019 Foreword Indies Award

On March 20th, Foreword Reviews announced that Johanna Stoberock’s PIGS was named a finalist for the 2019 Foreword Indies Award in Literary Fiction. The winners will be announced on June 17, 2020.

Topics of Conversation, Miranda Popkey (Knopf, January 2020)
01/07/2020

Topics of Conversation, Miranda Popkey (Knopf, January 2020)

12/23/2019
Chanelle Benz and Lydia Davis longlisted for 2020 PEN Literary Awards

Chanelle Benz and Lydia Davis longlisted for 2020 PEN Literary Awards

Chanelle Benz’s THE GONE DEAD was longlisted for the Pen/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, and Lydia Davis’ ESSAYS ONE was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. In their announcement on December 13th, PEN stated that “these longlisted books are dynamic, diverse, and thought-provoking examples of literary excellence.

12/23/2019
Johanna Stoberock receives 2019 LaSalle Storyteller Award

Johanna Stoberock receives 2019 LaSalle Storyteller Award

On December 2nd, the Artist Trust named Johanna Stoberock as the recipient of the 2019 LaSalle Storyteller Award. The unrestricted grant recognizes a Washington state artist engaged in storytelling.

ESSAYS ONE, Lydia Davis (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, November 2019)
11/12/2019

ESSAYS ONE, Lydia Davis (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, November 2019)

Pigs, Johanna Stoberock (Red Hen Press, October 2019)
10/01/2019

Pigs, Johanna Stoberock (Red Hen Press, October 2019)

Orange World, Karen Russell (Knopf, May 2019)
08/22/2019

Orange World, Karen Russell (Knopf, May 2019)

The Gone Dead, Chanelle Benz (Ecco, June 2019)
08/22/2019

The Gone Dead, Chanelle Benz (Ecco, June 2019)

White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination (Graywolf, August 2019)
08/22/2019

White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination (Graywolf, August 2019)

Jimmy Neurosis, James Oseland (Ecco, February 2019)
02/08/2019

Jimmy Neurosis, James Oseland (Ecco, February 2019)

A Simple Favor, Darcey Bell (Movie Tie-in, Harper, August 2018)
10/10/2018

A Simple Favor, Darcey Bell (Movie Tie-in, Harper, August 2018)

09/25/2018
Jess Row receives 2018 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant

Jess Row receives 2018 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant

The Whiting Foundation announced Jess Row as one of six recipients of the Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant for WHITE FLIGHTS: RACE, FICTION, AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION, which will be published by Graywolf Press in 2019. This grant supports writers as they complete a book of well-researched and innovative nonfiction.

The Dead Enders, Erin Saldin (Simon Pulse, May 2018)
08/29/2018

The Dead Enders, Erin Saldin (Simon Pulse, May 2018)

My Ex-Life, Stephen McCauley (Flatiron Books, May 2018)
08/29/2018

My Ex-Life, Stephen McCauley (Flatiron Books, May 2018)

What to Read and Why, Francine Prose (HarperCollins, June 2018)
08/28/2018

What to Read and Why, Francine Prose (HarperCollins, June 2018)

Lake Success, Gary Shteyngart (Random House, September 2018)
08/28/2018

Lake Success, Gary Shteyngart (Random House, September 2018)

Notes from the Fog, Ben Marcus (Knopf, August 2018)
08/28/2018

Notes from the Fog, Ben Marcus (Knopf, August 2018)

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08/28/2018

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07/24/2018
A Simple Favor (2018 Movie) Official Trailer – Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively

New trailer for Darcey Bell's A SIMPLE FAVOR goes viral! A SIMPLE FAVOR, based on the bestselling book by Darcey Bell, will be released on September 14th, 2018. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAqMlh0b2HU&t=17s

A Simple Favor – In Theaters September 14. Starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart, and Rupert Fri...

The film adaptation of Darcey Bell’s A SIMPLE FAVOR began filming in Toronto this week!  The film is directed by Paul Fe...
10/02/2017
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Star Henry Golding Joins Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick’s ‘A Simple Favor’

The film adaptation of Darcey Bell’s A SIMPLE FAVOR began filming in Toronto this week! The film is directed by Paul Feig and the studio is Lionsgate. Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Michael Golding have the major roles.

“Crazy Rich Asians” actor Henry Golding will co-star opposite Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick in Lionsgate’s thriller “A Simple Favor.” Paul Feig is directing the film,…

Film of Francine Prose’s BLUE ANGEL premieres at LA Film Festival-- “SUBMISSION,“  adapted and directed by Richard Levin...
08/16/2017
LA Film Festival to Close with ‘Ingrid Goes West’. Also announced: Buzz, Premieres, Galas and Member Screening - Film Independent

Film of Francine Prose’s BLUE ANGEL premieres at LA Film Festival-- “SUBMISSION,“ adapted and directed by Richard Levine, will have its world premiere at the LA Film Festival on June 19, 2017. The cast includes Stanley Tucci, Addison Timlin, Kyra Sedgwick, and Janeane Garofalo.

Let’s construct a metaphor together wherein indie movies are like donuts in a bright pink box. Last week, the LA Film Festival lifted the lid on that box t

03/30/2017
Kevin Canty Selected for Best American Short Stories 2017

Kevin Canty Selected for Best American Short Stories 2017

Kevin Canty’s “God’s Work” has been selected for THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2017, edited by Meg Wolitzer. The story was originally published in The New Yorker, and the collection will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October.

Ian McGuire's THE NORTH WATER selected by The New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2016
12/01/2016
The 10 Best Books of 2016

Ian McGuire's THE NORTH WATER selected by The New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2016

Ian McGuire's THE NORTH WATER and Francine Prose's MISTER MONKEY make The New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books o...
11/28/2016
100 Notable Books of 2016

Ian McGuire's THE NORTH WATER and Francine Prose's MISTER MONKEY make The New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2016

The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

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11/16/2016

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07/28/2016
Brandon del Pozo wins Police Executive Research Forum’s Gary Hayes Memorial Award

Brandon del Pozo wins Police Executive Research Forum’s Gary Hayes Memorial Award

Brandon del Pozo has been awarded the Hayes Award for innovation and leadership in improving American policing as an “up-and-coming” law enforcement executive whose character, record of leadership, and commitment to better policing embody the ideals to which Gary Hayes was committed. Past recipients include Commissioner William Bratton (New York City) and Charles Ramsey (former Commissioner in Philadelphia and Chief in Washington, DC).

07/28/2016
Ian McGuire’s Novel Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2016

Ian McGuire’s Novel Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2016

Ian McGuire’s novel, THE NORTH WATER, was longlisted for The Man Booker Prize. The prize aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom. Past recipients include Marlon James, Hilary Mantel, Eleanor Catton, and Julian Barnes.

07/28/2016
Jess Row awarded John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Jess Row awarded John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Jess Row receives a 2016 fellowship grant for fiction writing. Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

04/06/2016
Lydia Davis receives The Paris Review’s 2016 Hadada Award

Lydia Davis receives The Paris Review’s 2016 Hadada Award

The Paris Review honored Lydia Davis with its Hadada Award for lifetime achievement. Previous recipients include John Ashbery, Joan Didion, Paula Fox, Norman Mailer, Peter Matthiessen, Philip Roth, Norman Rush, and James Salter.

04/06/2016
Karen Russell and Ben Marcus stories selected for Best American Short Stories 2016

Karen Russell and Ben Marcus stories selected for Best American Short Stories 2016

Karen Russell’s “The Prospectors” and Ben Marcus’ “Cold Little Bird” have been selected for THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2016, edited by Junot Diaz. Both stories were originally published in The New Yorker, and the collection will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October.

04/06/2016
Kirstin Valdez Quade nominated for NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award

Kirstin Valdez Quade nominated for NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award

Kirstin Valdez Quade’s collection NIGHT AT THE FIESTAS has been selected as a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction award, which is awarded annually for a writer age 35 or younger. The winner will be announced on June 9, 2016.

01/26/2016
Kirstin Valdez Quade wins the NBCC John Leonard Prize

Kirstin Valdez Quade wins the NBCC John Leonard Prize

Kirstin Valdez Quade's first book, the story collection NIGHT AT THE FIESTAS (Norton, March 2015) has won the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) John Leonard Award for best first book (they award one first book across all genres and last year's winner was Phil Klay's REDEPLOYMENT).

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