The Gernert Company

The Gernert Company The Gernert Company is a literary agency located in Manhattan.

The Gernert Company is a literary agency located in Manhattan. 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.

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

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 Wo...
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 ...
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 ...
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 (Scrib...
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 NOTI...
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!"
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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...
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 lea...
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...
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/ … …

🎉🎉 New book day! 🎉🎉 ASYMMETRY by Lisa HallidayTHE GONE WORLD by Tom Sweterlistch HOUSE WITNESS by Mike Lawso...
02/06/2018

🎉🎉 New book day! 🎉🎉
ASYMMETRY by Lisa Halliday
THE GONE WORLD by Tom Sweterlistch
HOUSE WITNESS by Mike Lawson
And new paperback:
UNIVERSAL HARVESTER by John Darnielle
THE CRISIS OF THE MIDDLE-CLASS CONSTITUTION by Ganesh Sitaraman

Terrific news for this wonderful debut!
02/01/2018

Terrific news for this wonderful debut!

‪Need to Know is a New York Times bestseller!! So grateful to Ballantine, Random House, The Gernert Company, booksellers, the incredible authors who lent their support, bloggers, reviewers, and READERS!! Can’t believe it — yay!!!‬

It's new book day, and boy do we have some good ones hitting stores! Happy pub day to:NEED TO KNOW by Karen Cleveland (R...
01/23/2018

It's new book day, and boy do we have some good ones hitting stores! Happy pub day to:
NEED TO KNOW by Karen Cleveland (Random House)
A KIND OF MIRRACULAS PARADISE: A True Story About Schizophrenia by Sandra Allen (Scribner Books)
NORWICH: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence by Karen Crouse (Simon & Schuster)
POWER PLATES: 100 Nutritionally Balanced, One-Dish Vegan Meals by Gena Hamshaw (Ten Speed Press)
http://www.thegernertco.com/winter-2018-1/

Huge congrats to our clients who are finalists for the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards: Carina Chocano for YOU ...
01/22/2018
These Are The Finalists For The 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Huge congrats to our clients who are finalists for the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards: Carina Chocano for YOU PLAY THE GIRL, Alice McDermott for THE NINTH HOUR, and Ruth Franklin for Excellence in Reviewing!

The NBCC has announced its 30 finalists in six categories — autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry — for the most outstanding books of 2017.

tfw PBS announces an entire series on reading and books for this spring! 💕📚💕📚
01/17/2018
Margaret Atwood, Junot Díaz, Lauren Graham John Irving, Bill T. Jones, Devon Kennard, Gayle King, Diane Lane, George R. R. Martin, Lesley Stahl and Many More to Lend Their Voices to PBS’ THE GREAT AMERICAN READ | PBS About

tfw PBS announces an entire series on reading and books for this spring! 💕📚💕📚

Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced key authors, celebrities and notable figures in the entertainment, sports, news and literary worlds who will lend their voices and passion to THE GREAT AMERICAN READ.

Paste Magazine names Sandra Allen's A KIND OF MIRRACULAS PARADISE, "...a page-turning book that weaves family secrets an...
01/16/2018
10 of the Best Books of January 2018

Paste Magazine names Sandra Allen's A KIND OF MIRRACULAS PARADISE, "...a page-turning book that weaves family secrets and mental health into a stunning read" to their Best of January list! The book is out from Scribner Books next week.

Our picks for the best books of January range from a fascinating title that profiles child prodigies to the extraordinary conclusion to the Binti trilogy.

Looking for your next thrilling read? Take Lee Child's advice and check out the opening of Karen Cleveland's NEED TO KNO...
01/11/2018
Lee Child

Looking for your next thrilling read? Take Lee Child's advice and check out the opening of Karen Cleveland's NEED TO KNOW, available 1/23 from Random House!

Lee recently said this of debut suspense novel NEED TO KNOW...

“Prediction: If you read chapter one, you’ll read chapter two. If you read chapter two, you’ll miss dinner, stay up far too late, and feel tired at work tomorrow. This is that kind of book. Superb.”

Intrigued? Click this link to read an excerpt that just went up on Entertainment Weekly: http://ew.com/books/2018/01/11/need-to-know-thriller-excerpt/

-Team Reacher

We're huge fans of The Millions' "Most Anticipated" lists. This time around, both Lisa Halliday's ASYMMETRY (Simon & Sch...
01/08/2018
Most Anticipated: The Great 2018 Book Preview - The Millions

We're huge fans of The Millions' "Most Anticipated" lists. This time around, both Lisa Halliday's ASYMMETRY (Simon & Schuster) and Porochista Khakpour's memoir SICK (Harper Perennial) make the cut, and they are in truly excellent company.

Don your specs and clear off your TBR surfaces.

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01/02/2018

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MUDBOUND, the film based on Hillary Jordan's novel and helmed by Dee Rees, is getting flat-out raves: "It’s a powerful...
11/08/2017
‘Mudbound’ Lays the Groundwork for Netflix to Break Into the Oscars Race and Beyond

MUDBOUND, the film based on Hillary Jordan's novel and helmed by Dee Rees, is getting flat-out raves: "It’s a powerful American tale. The rapidly evolving points of view of the film’s main characters inform each other, connecting seamlessly thanks to a sparkling cast and tight direction. It’s a timeless struggle of inhumanity that viscerally grinds you down with its bare-knuckle rawness."

Coming to Netflix on 11/17!

Netflix’s upcoming drama is its first breakout hit.

Election Day! After you head to the polls, why not stop by the Goodreads Choice Awards and cast your ballot in the semif...
11/07/2017

Election Day! After you head to the polls, why not stop by the Goodreads Choice Awards and cast your ballot in the semifinal round? We are delighted to have seven great books nominated!
https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2017?int=gca_doodle
cc: Heather Harpham, Ann Leckie, Zach Weinersmith Kelly Weinersmith SMBC Comics, Robin Sloan, Sarah See Andersen, Phd comics

Halloween-themed new books day, in which two books published several years ago rise again! 👻📚The movie tie-in edit...
10/31/2017

Halloween-themed new books day, in which two books published several years ago rise again! 👻📚

The movie tie-in edition of MUDBOUND by Hillary Jordan and a new paperback edition of A FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN FAMILY by Garth Risk Hallberg are both on sale now.

Armand Baltazar Studios' stunning middle grade fantasy TIMELESS, the first of a trilogy, is on shelves now! Go behind th...
10/13/2017
With a Sprinkle of Pixar Dust, Debut Trilogy Takes Flight

Armand Baltazar Studios' stunning middle grade fantasy TIMELESS, the first of a trilogy, is on shelves now! Go behind the scenes with his A+ international publishing team to see how this unique project came together.

HarperCollins Children's Books Katherine Tegen Books

For those involved in bringing Armand Baltazar's debut novel to readers, patience has paid off. Though rights to the trilogy were sold in 2014, the first installment, 'Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic' (HarperCollins/Tegen, Oct.) is just now arriving in bookstores—with a 75,000-copy...

We're SO proud to represent this important book, which hits shelves next week from Picador USA. Edited by Samhita Mukhop...
09/28/2017
Cheryl Strayed

We're SO proud to represent this important book, which hits shelves next week from Picador USA. Edited by Samhita Mukhopadhyay & Kate Harding, the collection includes essays by Rebecca Solnit, Cheryl Strayed, Sarah Hepola, Katha Pollitt, Jill Filipovic, Sarah Jaffe Journalist and many more. Check it out!

About 15 minutes after the Horrible Man Who Is Somehow Our President "won" the election, I got an email from two brilliant women who asked me if I'd contribute an essay to an anthology by women writing about the state we're in. Their names are Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding and they have made a powerful book full of words we need to read. I'm so honored to be part of it. It goes on sale soon but you can preorder it now (PLEASE!). The best thing you can ever do for a book is to buy a copy or ask your local library to order it. Thank you. Keep at it. Keep expanding your capacity to hold and speak and honor truth. I have been sad and distraught and furious and astounded (in a bad way) by this Horrible Man Who Is Somehow Our President, like so many of you, but we must and we will go on. The world keeps spinning. It's up to us to spin it with love.

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