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03/27/2019

We are migrating away from our page. Although older news will remain archived here, all new agency related news, including book deals, awards and nominations, and film news will be posted on our new agency news page, located here: www.chalbergsussman.com/news

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

Wonderful news for works in translation! And how lovely to see Maja Lunde's THE HISTORY OF BEES on the top ten list for ...
03/12/2019
Translated fiction enjoys sales boom as UK readers flock to European authors

Wonderful news for works in translation! And how lovely to see Maja Lunde's THE HISTORY OF BEES on the top ten list for translated books! Oslo Literary Agency Simon & Schuster Books UK

On eve of Brexit, figures show unprecedented numbers of Britons are turning to translations of continental novels

Congratulations are in order! We are thrilled to announce this important and exciting project! Drs. Lexie and Lindsay Ki...
02/20/2019

Congratulations are in order! We are thrilled to announce this important and exciting project! Drs. Lexie and Lindsay Kite, the publishing world is so very lucky to have you. #publishersmarketplace Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Beauty Redefined #morethanabody #seemorebemore #beautyredefined

Diana Harmon Asher's wonderful middle grade novel SIDETRACKED continues to capture the attention of librarians and young...
02/13/2019

Diana Harmon Asher's wonderful middle grade novel SIDETRACKED continues to capture the attention of librarians and young readers across the country! Go Diana! ABRAMS Books #sidetracked #SouthCarolinaJuniorBookAward #nominee #destinedtobeaclassic!

I’m honored to see SIDETRACKED on a list with so many books I’ve read and loved. Thank you, South Carolina Junior Book Award!

https://www.scasl.net/junior-book-award

A lovely run down of highlights to come at Frankfurt this year when Norway will be Guest of Honor! We're excited for our...
02/06/2019
Rights Roundup: On the Run-Up to Guest of Honor Norway at Frankufurter Buchmesse

A lovely run down of highlights to come at Frankfurt this year when Norway will be Guest of Honor! We're excited for our Norwegian friends, authors, and colleagues to shine in this spot light. NORLA

The coming Frankfurter Buchmesse Guest of Honor program is off to an agile start, as we feature several foreign rights hits from Norway–plus work from Germany and India–in our first 2019 Rights Roundup.

Sending our big congrats to a few C&S authors today! Happy publication day to Luca Veste on his latest chilling thriller...
02/05/2019

Sending our big congrats to a few C&S authors today! Happy publication day to Luca Veste on his latest chilling thriller, THE BONE KEEPER!

Also, a joyous congrats to MacKenzie Cadenhead Books and Sean Ryan on MIGHTY MARVELS, their latest installment of their Super Hero Adventures series.

Something for everybody folks! Cheers! Sourcebooks Marvel

The countdown is here! The reviews are fabulous. Luca Veste's THE BONE KEEPER hits stores on Tuesday folks! Sourcebooks ...
02/01/2019
THE BONE KEEPER by Luca Veste | Kirkus Reviews

The countdown is here! The reviews are fabulous. Luca Veste's THE BONE KEEPER hits stores on Tuesday folks! Sourcebooks #preorder #sleepwiththelightson #dontgodowntothewoodstoday
"A solid sense of place, a looming sense of menace: a frequently gripping read." -- Kirkus Reviews

Veste's moody procedural tells the story of a pair of Liverpool detectives tracking a killer influenced by local mythology.

A wonderful interview with the incredibly talented Maja Lunde. Here Maja discusses her brilliant "Climate Quartet" begin...
02/01/2019
‘I don’t think about the reader when I am writing’ - The Sunday Guardian Live

A wonderful interview with the incredibly talented Maja Lunde. Here Maja discusses her brilliant "Climate Quartet" beginning with The History of Bees and her beautiful children's book, The Snow Sister -- both international sensations! Read on...

Norwegian author Maja Lunde has written children’s books, as well as a couple of bestselling novels on the environment. She speaks to Rish*ta Roy Chowdhury.   Maja Lunde is a Norwegian author who has garnered international acclaim and a global readership for her literary works. She has written ni...

Apparently yellow is our color. Amazing mail day at Chalberg & Sussman! Stephanie Wittels Wachs Luca Veste Sara Zaske Ba...
01/15/2019

Apparently yellow is our color. Amazing mail day at Chalberg & Sussman! Stephanie Wittels Wachs Luca Veste Sara Zaske Baseball Card Vandals Sourcebooks Sourcebooks Landmark Chronicle Books #finishedcopies

From the man who reviewed 250 books last year--what a quote! Thank you to The Real Book Spy for such stellar coverage of...
01/02/2019
A Thank You Note to Book Spy Followers

From the man who reviewed 250 books last year--what a quote! Thank you to The Real Book Spy for such stellar coverage of the thriller genre. 📚📖📚📖📚📖

"A year after Trap the Devil, which everyone said was the best thing he could possibly write, Ben Coes basically said, 'here, hold my keyboard' and made us all look silly by absolutely crushing Bloody Sunday, proving he’s yet to hit his ceiling."

2018 was a great year. Here’s to making 2019 even better! To those who’ve followed this site for a while now, you might remember the 2018 note I wrote last year (has it really been a …

A belated thanks to Crime by the Book for this awesome post! Luca Veste's  THE BONE KEEPER is one of many great titles t...
12/21/2018

A belated thanks to Crime by the Book for this awesome post!
Luca Veste's THE BONE KEEPER is one of many great titles to come for us in 2019! We can't wait. Happy holidays all! Sourcebooks

Is this the cutest latte art ever...? I think it just might be. 😍🙌🏻 (turn your phone upside down to see the latte art right side up! 😂)

Today is our holiday party at work, and we spent a good chunk of the afternoon decorating - see my stories for the finished product!!! 🎄❤️ This + the little snow flurry we had this morning are majorly getting me in the Christmas spirit. 😍🎉

In other news, I’m continuing to love THE BONE KEEPER by Luca Veste!! I’ve now hit a point in the story where the author is weaving a “past” storyline into the present, and it is CREEPY and totally effective. 👌🏻 This book does an excellent job blending the “urban legend” creepiness with a gritty procedural - it’s both methodical AND a touch horror inspired, and it’s fantastic. 🙌🏻 I’m finding that I want to take my time reading this one - it’s a very layered plot, so I’ve been taking my time & making sure I’m connecting all the dots alongside the cops 🕵🏻‍♀️ and I’m LOVING it!

Anyone else love a good procedural?! There’s nothing like a layered mystery that lets you really dig into an investigation alongside the book’s police officers. 🕵🏻‍♀️

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12/21/2018

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11/15/2018

This beauty is out in the world and we think the weather is calling for a little boy's pilot cap! Congrats to Torunn Steinsland and Hanne Andreassen Hjelmås, the creators of the Norweigan knitting sensation KlompeLompe! Now in English for the first time from Schiffer Publishing #knittingforlittlesweethearts Stilton Literary Agency

Fascinating interview between the fiercely talented Maja Lunde and The Talks. We love these insights on author research,...
11/10/2018
Maja Lunde | The Talks

Fascinating interview between the fiercely talented Maja Lunde and The Talks. We love these insights on author research, inspiration, and a look into what we will read next from this international bestseller! #thehistoryofbees Maja Lunde Oslo Literary Agency

“Maybe one day if I had no stories anymore, I might do something else but right now, the stories are too important to me.” “Those questions are why we like books. They mirror something of importance, something human.”

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11/02/2018

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"Yet it is in these moments of defeat that hopeful, collective struggle retains its greatest power. I can transcend my d...
10/12/2018
I’m Dying. Here Is What I Refuse to Accept With Serenity.

"Yet it is in these moments of defeat that hopeful, collective struggle retains its greatest power. I can transcend my dying body by hitching my future to yours. We can transcend the darkness of this moment by joining the struggles of past and future freedom fighters."

Always grateful for the voice of Ady Barkan, whether out loud or on the page.

Voting is not nearly enough. We need to become organizers.

Fall highlight! Chappaqua Children's Book Festival was a smash hit! Especially for our fabulous author MacKenzie Cadenhe...
09/30/2018

Fall highlight! Chappaqua Children's Book Festival was a smash hit! Especially for our fabulous author MacKenzie Cadenhead (Tri-state area folks, this event is one not to miss.) #soldoutbooks #superheroadventures #kidlit #sleeper #yalit Marvel Sourcebooks

Congratulations to international bestselling author Maja Lunde on her new book deal for world English rights! We are del...
09/21/2018

Congratulations to international bestselling author Maja Lunde on her new book deal for world English rights! We are delighted to be on your team. Here’s to further world domination with the next in your “Climate Quartet.” #publishersmarketplace Oslo Literary Agency Simon & Schuster Touchstone Books

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09/21/2018

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We are delighted to congratulate Johan Harstad and translators Edith Koenders and Paula Stevens on receiving the 2018 Eu...
09/14/2018

We are delighted to congratulate Johan Harstad and translators Edith Koenders and Paula Stevens on receiving the 2018 European Literature Prize for Harstad's MAX, MISCHA, & THE TET OFFENSIVE. Given by The Dutch Foundation for Literature, this award is presented to the best contemporary European novel to appear in Dutch translation. This novel is nothing short of a masterpiece, and at over 1,100 pages, this prize is quite an achievement. BRAVO!

Cheers to the Gyldendal Agency, Anne Cathrine Eng, Kari Marstein, and Dutch editor Merijn Hollestelle and publisher, Podium on such a magnificent publication.

"With this prize the jury honours a novel it admires for its brilliant style and astonishing range, a novel in which abundance serves as a rhetorical device to make tangible the ineluctable course of things in life."

http://www.letterenfonds.nl/en/entry/2094/european-literature-prize-for-max-mischa-het-tet-offensief

We are thrilled to welcome our beloved former intern Jennifer Grimaldi back to Chalberg & Sussman! After honing her edit...
09/12/2018

We are thrilled to welcome our beloved former intern Jennifer Grimaldi back to Chalberg & Sussman! After honing her editorial instincts at St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne and Barbara Tolley & Associates, Jennifer has joined us as an agent focusing on YA and genre fiction. Jennifer is as smart and savvy as they come, and we can't wait to see her develop a list of phenomenal writers. #publishersmarketplace

Great to see Diana Harmon Asher's novel SIDETRACKED on this list of excellent resources! Also, cheers to today's paperba...
09/11/2018
15 Books That May Help Kids With Anxiety

Great to see Diana Harmon Asher's novel SIDETRACKED on this list of excellent resources! Also, cheers to today's paperback publication! ABRAMS Books #sidetrackedbook

One out of every eight kids has an anxiety disorder.

Check it out, folks: Two of Trevor Aaronson's stories for The Intercept are in development with Topic!"America Reloaded,...
08/31/2018
Topic Studios announces slate of projects from The Intercept

Check it out, folks: Two of Trevor Aaronson's stories for The Intercept are in development with Topic!

"America Reloaded," about the FBI's fake documentary crew used to investigate Cliven Bundy and his supporters, is being adapted as a movie.

"Merchant of Doubt," about a DEA narcoterrorism sting that targeted a Romanian man who claimed to be working with the CIA, is being adapted as a satirical crime series.

Congrats, Trevor!

Roster includes crime series Merchant Of Doubt, feature America Reloaded.

We are so very excited to be announcing Diana Harmon Asher's new book deal! Diana's debut novel, SIDETRACKED has spent t...
08/22/2018

We are so very excited to be announcing Diana Harmon Asher's new book deal! Diana's debut novel, SIDETRACKED has spent the last year garnering amazing, nonstop attention and so, so, so many readers. We can't wait for what's ahead! Abrams Kids #publishersmarketplace

Happiest of publication days to author and valued colleague these past four years, Lana Popović, on the release of her ...
08/21/2018

Happiest of publication days to author and valued colleague these past four years, Lana Popović, on the release of her second novel, FIERCE LIKE A FIRESTORM. We will miss her and wish her well as she transitions to a full time writing and freelance editing career. We ❤️ you, Lana!

Author Ben Coes' BLOODY SUNDAY is a USA TODAY bestseller! Congrats Ben! What a publication -- rave reviews and continued...
08/09/2018
Bloody Sunday

Author Ben Coes' BLOODY SUNDAY is a USA TODAY bestseller! Congrats Ben! What a publication -- rave reviews and continued bestseller status!

"if you’re not exhausted by the time you reach the last page, you weren’t paying attention. There is enough action and casualties in BLOODY SUNDAY for multiple thrillers."
-- Bookreporter.com St. Martin's Press

CIA agent Dewey Andreas is called to save the day when North Korea’s Kim Jong Un becomes determined to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S.

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07/31/2018

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Congrats to bestselling Author Ben Coes on the publication of his 8th thriller, BLOODY SUNDAY. The reviews are in and th...
07/31/2018

Congrats to bestselling Author Ben Coes on the publication of his 8th thriller, BLOODY SUNDAY.
The reviews are in and they're fantastic!
"Best in the series so far..." -Publishers Weekly
"Outstanding" -BookList
"Nobody is hotter right now than Author Ben Coes..." CrimeReads
"Readers will have a tough time putting this down." -Library Journal
"Most daring thriller yet..." The Real Book Spy
One of five Books Not to Miss-USAToday
Available now! https://static.macmillan.com/static/smp/bloody-sunday/
St. Martin's Press #deweyandreas #summerreading #thrillers #bencoes

Melissa Radke kills it on Megyn Kelly TODAY. Plus a special announcement! Grand Central Publishing Today Show Megyn Kell...
07/20/2018
‘I want to be brave’: Author Melissa Radke opens up about finding confidence

Melissa Radke kills it on Megyn Kelly TODAY. Plus a special announcement! Grand Central Publishing Today Show Megyn Kelly #EatCakeBeBrave #ecbb

Melissa Radke, new author of "Eat Cake. Be Brave.," joins Megyn Kelly TODAY to talk about her struggle with weight, bullies and self-esteem, and her journey toward finding confidence. When she turned 41, Radke blew out her birthday candles and wished to be brave - if only for the next year. And with...

Happy Pub Day to Melissa Radke! We've loved supporting your journey to publication and all that you stand for. #EatCakeB...
07/17/2018

Happy Pub Day to Melissa Radke! We've loved supporting your journey to publication and all that you stand for. #EatCakeBeBrave #ecbb

Get ready! She's comin'.
07/13/2018

Get ready! She's comin'.

“You tell ‘em I’m comin’...
and all of hell’s comin’ with me.”
- Kurt Russell in Tombstone

“You tell ‘em I’m comin’...
and unfortunately my kids are too.”
- Melissa Radke in real life

(*Sharing is caring.)

https://www.melissaradke.com/events/

#EatCakeBeBrave #ECBB

Summer is looking good! #officeswag #christmascameearly #summerreadinghandled #chalbergsussman
06/15/2018

Summer is looking good! #officeswag #christmascameearly #summerreadinghandled #chalbergsussman

The new (and first ever) e-book short is out from bestselling Author Ben Coes! SHOOTING GALLERY is perfect for fans anxi...
06/06/2018
Shooting Gallery: A Dewey Andreas Short Story (Kindle Single) (A Dewey Andreas Novel)

The new (and first ever) e-book short is out from bestselling Author Ben Coes! SHOOTING GALLERY is perfect for fans anxiously waiting for the next Dewey Andreas thriller, and equally perfect as an introduction to the series. Happy publication Ben!

A new short story by New York Times bestselling thriller writer Ben Coes — with time running out, Dewey Andreas is the last hope for a prominent kidnapping victim.The newly sworn in Vice President of the United States has a problem. Her son, off in college, doesn't care for his security de...

Huge congratulations to Becca Podos on receiving the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children's/Young Adult for her beau...
06/05/2018

Huge congratulations to Becca Podos on receiving the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children's/Young Adult for her beautiful novel LIKE WATER. Balzer + Bray Lana Popović #lammys

06/05/2018

THE HISTORY OF BEES is now out in paperback, and it couldn't possibly be more beautiful. Summer reading solved. Pick up a copy and find out what the whole world is buzzing about. Maja Lunde Oslo Literary Agency Touchstone Books Simon & Schuster

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06/05/2018

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Copies are in!!! Cheers to the mass market of publication of TRAP THE DEVIL by New York Times bestseller Ben Coes. "Inte...
05/29/2018

Copies are in!!! Cheers to the mass market of publication of TRAP THE DEVIL by New York Times bestseller Ben Coes.

"Intense and gripping...Coes' name should be on the lips of every reader who enjoys Vince Flynn and the Brads (Taylor and Thor)." --Booklist (Starred review)

Lara B. Sharp authored today's featured story on Longreads about what she found when she requested official records of h...
05/21/2018
A Tiny Scar, From Falling

Lara B. Sharp authored today's featured story on Longreads about what she found when she requested official records of her time in foster care and as ward of the state. Our kids deserve MUCH better. Thanks to Sari Botton for her excellent work at Longreads, not just today but every day. #longreads #fostercare #policy #kidsrights

Lara B. Sharp’s efforts to gather information about what happened to her in foster care and as a ward of the state turn up nothing but incorrect records.

Cheers to MacKenzie Cadenhead and Sean Ryan's latest installment in their Super Hero Adventure series with Marvel.
05/07/2018

Cheers to MacKenzie Cadenhead and Sean Ryan's latest installment in their Super Hero Adventure series with Marvel.

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