The Susan Rabiner Literary Agency

Representing narrative nonfiction and big-idea books by scholars, public intellectuals, and established journalists - work that illuminates the past and the present in current affairs, history, the sciences, and the arts.

Congratulations to the brilliant Nancy MacLean, whose book, DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS: The Deep History of the Radical Right's...
09/14/2017

Congratulations to the brilliant Nancy MacLean, whose book, DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America, has made the longlist in nonfiction for The National Book Award

Susan Rabiner shares secrets that every writer needs to know.
05/05/2011
OpEdNews - Article: Literary Agent Shares Trade Secrets With New Writers

Susan Rabiner shares secrets that every writer needs to know.

With the rise of the web, new ideas are not enough. Today, publishing is all about story telling, and that applies to serious nonfiction--yes, even a work of history and science has to tell a story--self-help, memoir, and virtually every other publishing genre. Many people fail to understand that

05/04/2011
Book Trailer for "Read My Hips" by Kim Britttingham

Kim Brittingham's READ MY HIPS is officially in stores today. Kirkus gave it a glowing review, urging readers to "Get rid of the bathroom scales and start living."

Book trailer for "READ MY HIPS: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting and Live Large" by Kim Brittingham

Publishers Weekly featured one of our latest. Agent Holly Bemiss brokered the deal with Other Press for artist Emil Ferr...
03/21/2011
Deals: Week of 3/21/11

Publishers Weekly featured one of our latest. Agent Holly Bemiss brokered the deal with Other Press for artist Emil Ferris.

Other Press Goes Graphic and More.

Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of The Science of Kissing, in the Times.
03/09/2011
Book Explores Origins of Simple Gesture: The Kiss

Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of The Science of Kissing, in the Times.

Birds do it. Bees do it. No, not that! We're talking about kissing, the simple gesture with a wallop that spans time and place but remains largely unexplained.

02/22/2011
John Palfrey » Blog Archive » Susan Rabiner, Thinking Like Your Editor

John Palfrey » Blog Archive » Susan Rabiner, Thinking Like Your Editor

As I’ve been gearing up to write a new book, I’ve been thinking about how to do it better this time — continuous improvement and all that. Some fairly obvious observations are on my mind: stronger argument, a more compelling narrative, less repetitive, probably shorter, and one big-picture idea,* b

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