The Gernert Company

The Gernert Company The Gernert Company is a literary agency with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Our client list is as broad as the market; we represent equal parts fiction (commercial and literary writers, both well-known and soon-to-be, whether writing for adults or younger readers) and nonfiction (biographers, memoirists, journalists, essayists, bloggers, and writers of trade and scholarly nonfiction in subjects ranging from sports and history to current events and science). We sell domestic, foreign, and subsidiary rights for our clients and partner with subagents in select foreign markets and in the film/TV industry. The Gernert Company was founded in 1996 by David Gernert after he left his post as Editor-in-Chief of Doubleday to become an agent. The agency currently represents more than 125 authors and has five full-time agents.

04/10/2020
John Grisham

John Grisham

A Facebook Live event for Camino Winds, on sale 4.28

Some good news: HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD by Robert Kolker appears on the cover of this week's NYTBR! Pre-order the book from y...
04/03/2020
Good Looks Ran in the Family. So Did Schizophrenia.

Some good news: HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD by Robert Kolker appears on the cover of this week's NYTBR! Pre-order the book from your favorite retailer, and join Books Are Magic's zoom on Wednesday 4/8 to catch their virtual event (Robert Kolker: Hidden Valley Road w/ Susannah Cahalan). All safe and socially distant, all supporting an extraordinary book, which will be available from Doubleday Books on Tuesday.

In “Hidden Valley Road,” Robert Kolker unspools the story of Mimi and Don Galvin and their 12 children, six of whom developed schizophrenia.

03/27/2020
Louise Penny

ICYMI: the one and only Louise Penny gave her Facebook fans a live tour of her home yesterday! While we're all #stayinghome, why not grab one of her Inspector Gamache novels and check it out?

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01/06/2020

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Best way to start the new year! LONG BRIGHT RIVER hits shelves next week.
01/03/2020

Best way to start the new year! LONG BRIGHT RIVER hits shelves next week.

🎉MAJOR congratulations to Liz Moore for LONG BRIGHT RIVER being chosen as Good Morning America's January Book Club pick! 🎉🙌😍 Learn more here: https://gma.abc/2FgkNdJ

The word is out! So excited to share that the #1619project will become a series of books, to be published by One World B...
11/20/2019
Random House to Publish Multi-Book Series Based on The New York Times’s “The 1619 Project” | The New York Times Company

The word is out! So excited to share that the #1619project will become a series of books, to be published by One World Books (Penguin Random House). The series will include an expanded version of the NYT Mag issue, including essays, fiction and poetry. Random House also plans a graphic novel and four publications for young people. The project will be overseen by the inimitable Nikole Hannah-Jones, the initiator of the project, and her colleagues at the Times.

We are honored to represent this important series and can’t wait to see it take on new life in book form.

Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, has acquired a multi-book series based on The New York Times Magazine’s acclaimed and groundbreaking special issue, “The 1619 Project.” One World Publisher Christopher Jackson acquired world rights from Alia Hanna Habib of the Gernert Company, ...

Coming this October!
06/17/2019

Coming this October!

We’re revealing the cover of John Grisham’s new book, “The Guardians”!

“The Guardians are lawyers who believe that the guilty should go to prison and innocent should not. It is their mission to exonerate their clients who have been wrongfully convicted regardless of how dangerous the cases might be.” — John Grisham

So much new fiction today, hooray!💥 THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake (Flatiron Books)💥 THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA ...
05/07/2019

So much new fiction today, hooray!

💥 THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake (Flatiron Books)
💥 THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA by Juliet Grames (Ecco Books)
💥 THE PARIS DIVERSION by Chris Pavone (Crown Publishing)

“Each of Lawson’s [12!] DeMarco novels have been first-rate, but HOUSE WITNESS may be the best yet."—Booklist ⭐️We're al...
04/25/2019

“Each of Lawson’s [12!] DeMarco novels have been first-rate, but HOUSE WITNESS may be the best yet."—Booklist ⭐️

We're all rooting for Mike Lawson to take home the Best Novel prize at the Edgar Awards tonight! HOUSE WITNESS is available from Grove Atlantic.

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04/23/2019

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Come work with us! Great opportunity for those looking for experience in book publishing.
02/26/2019

Come work with us! Great opportunity for those looking for experience in book publishing.

02/26/2019

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We're looking for an intern!
2-3 days/week to assist with agency business including lots of reading, contracts & subsidiary rights work. Fantastic (PAID!) experience for those looking to get into book publishing.
Email your interest to [email protected] & please share!

Sending our support to the Brazilian publishing community currently facing tough times as major book chains struggle. If...
11/30/2018

Sending our support to the Brazilian publishing community currently facing tough times as major book chains struggle. If you are in Brazil, go to a bookstore today and buy a book, or several. #DesafioDasLivrarias.

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08/30/2018

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Margaret Atwood, author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE, praises Maria Dahvana Headley's THE MERE WIFE, a retelling of the classi...
07/31/2018

Margaret Atwood, author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE, praises Maria Dahvana Headley's THE MERE WIFE, a retelling of the classic BEOWULF set in a modern American suburb.
Learn more: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374208431

New books! 💵 GIVE PEOPLE MONEY: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World...
07/10/2018

New books!
💵 GIVE PEOPLE MONEY: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World by Annie Lowrey
⚾ ASTROBALL: The New Way To Win It All by Ben Reiter
🦄THE BASQUE DRAGON: The Unicorn Rescue Society Book #2 by Adam Gidwitz

And new in fresh paperback:
✨ PROVENANCE by Ann Leckie

Brand new summer reading: PIRATA by Patrick Hasburgh, available today from Harper Perennial! 🌊“It’s rare to find a novel...
06/26/2018

Brand new summer reading: PIRATA by Patrick Hasburgh, available today from Harper Perennial! 🌊

“It’s rare to find a novel that’s so harrowing, funny and touching at the same time, but Patrick Hasburgh somehow pulls it off. His surf-bum narrator is a new classic—think of Philip Marlowe, on a longboard.”—Carl Hiaasen

New books!⭐ROOM TO DREAM by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna (Random House)⭐THE AMBITION DECISIONS: What Women Know Abou...
06/19/2018

New books!
⭐ROOM TO DREAM by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna (Random House)
⭐THE AMBITION DECISIONS: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life by Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace (Viking Books)

And new in paperback:
⭐THE ROOSTER BAR by John Grisham (Doubleday Books)

Fabulous to see not one but 3⃣ of our books on this great list: 🔹Sandy Allen's A KIND OF MIRRACULAS PARADISE (Scribner B...
06/06/2018
The Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 (So Far)

Fabulous to see not one but 3⃣ of our books on this great list:
🔹Sandy Allen's A KIND OF MIRRACULAS PARADISE (Scribner Books)
🔹Dan Kois & Isaac Butler's THE WORLD ONLY SPINS FORWARD (Bloomsbury Pub)
🔹Porochista Khakpour's SICK (Harper Perennial)

By looking at the real world around us, we're better equipped to understand ourselves.

New books!⭐ SICK, an important and powerful memoir from Porochista Khakpour, avail from Harper Perennial⭐ DEATH NOTICE b...
06/05/2018

New books!

⭐ SICK, an important and powerful memoir from Porochista Khakpour, avail from Harper Perennial

⭐ DEATH NOTICE by Zhao Haohui, the first in a best-selling Chinese trilogy to be released in the US, avail from Doubleday Books

⭐ LONG PLAYERS: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs by Peter Coviello, "a travelogue through the landscape of a broken heart," avail from Penguin Books

Porochista Khakpour's powerful memoir SICK is out next week from Harper Perennial. Read an excerpt now:
06/01/2018
Does My Disease Need A Name?

Porochista Khakpour's powerful memoir SICK is out next week from Harper Perennial. Read an excerpt now:

Living with an undiagnosed chronic illness.

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05/31/2018

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It's so great to see both Porochista Khakpour's memoir SICK (Harper Perennial) and Hana Schank & Elizabeth Wallace's THE...
04/12/2018
The 30 Best Books to Read This Summer

It's so great to see both Porochista Khakpour's memoir SICK (Harper Perennial) and Hana Schank & Elizabeth Wallace's THE AMBITION DECISIONS: What What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life (Viking Books) on this incredible list from ELLE Magazine (US)!

Call that a read?

04/03/2018

Some pure sunshine news on this gray day: the only and only Reese Witherspoon has chosen Heather Harpham's memoir HAPPINESS for Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine!
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She says: "Y’all, this month’s book pick is going to put you on an emotional rollercoaster. #Happiness by #HeatherHarpham is a beautiful memoir that follows Heather’s story as she gives birth to a baby girl, Gracie, whose health—and life—are at stake. Heather reconnects with Gracie’s father as their daughter fights for her life, and the harrowing events that follow will have you up all night, reading to find out what happens next. There’s heartbreak, joy, and lots of love—I won’t give it away, but trust me: Have your tissues ready. I really loved this memoir, and I know you will too!"
☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
HAPPINESS is on sale now from Henry Holt—read along with Reese!

Happy, happy pub day to Charles Soule's THE ORACLE YEAR! April Amazon Books' Debut pick ✔️April IndieBound Next List pic...
04/03/2018
The Oracle year

Happy, happy pub day to Charles Soule's THE ORACLE YEAR! April Amazon Books' Debut pick ✔️
April IndieBound Next List pick ✔️
April Book of the Month pick ✔️
Overall stunning read ✔️

". . . the year's most ingenious, irresistible sci-fi thriller. . . has all the elements of a straight-ahead action thriller, while exploring faith, politics, and personal responsibility with heart and a sly, satirical wit straight out of the funny pages."—The Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

Now available from Harper Perennial!

Charles Soule, writer, author, Daredevil, She-Hulk, Death of Wolverine, Star Wars comics, Marvel Comics, Letter 44, Oni Press, The Oracle year

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04/02/2018

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Congratulations to our own Carina Chocano, who won the National Book Critics Circle prize for criticism for her essay co...
03/16/2018
The National Book Critics Circle winners are announced — and they're all women

Congratulations to our own Carina Chocano, who won the National Book Critics Circle prize for criticism for her essay collection YOU PLAY THE GIRL: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages!

Carina Chocano, Joan Silber, Caroline Fraser, Xiaolu Guo and Layli Long Soldier took home prizes from the National Book Critics Awards Thursday night.

Happy International Women's Day! Our talented graphic novelist Tillie Walden, author of SPINNING, has a featured sketch ...
03/08/2018
International Women's Day 2018

Happy International Women's Day! Our talented graphic novelist Tillie Walden, author of SPINNING, has a featured sketch in today's very cool Google Doodle—enjoy her work at the link!

Happy International Women's Day 2018! Explore stories from women all over the globe in today's #GoogleDoodle and share yours using #HerStoryOurStory!

✨We're looking to hire an intern!✨The position is part-time and PAID, and involves lots of reading, writing, and learnin...
03/06/2018
The Agency

✨We're looking to hire an intern!✨

The position is part-time and PAID, and involves lots of reading, writing, and learning about the publishing industry.

Must be able to spend 2-3 days/week in our NYC office; unfortunately, we will not consider remote applicants.

Email [email protected] with cover letter & resume if interested.

The Gernert Company is a literary agency located in Manhattan. Our client list is as broad as the market, representing fiction & non-fiction of all genres.

🎉We have two incredible clients up for 2017 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Awards! 🎉 Daryl Gregory's SPO...
02/20/2018

🎉We have two incredible clients up for 2017 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Awards! 🎉

Daryl Gregory's SPOONBENDERS is nominated for a Nebula for Best Novel (Alfred A. Knopf)

Sam J. Miller's THE ART OF STARVING for is nominated for the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult (HarperTeen)

HURRAH! See all the finalists here: https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2017-nebula-award-finalists-announced/ … …

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