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Emma Sweeney Agency Emma Sweeney Agency LLC was formed in 2006 and is a boutique literary agency based in New York City.

Our humpday hardcover: 'The Sisters of Summit Avenue' by Lynn Cullen. A love letter to mothers, daughters, and sisters; ...
05/29/2019
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Our humpday hardcover: 'The Sisters of Summit Avenue' by Lynn Cullen. A love letter to mothers, daughters, and sisters; the new novel from the bestselling author of 'Mrs Poe' and 'Twain's End' is a "captivating depression-era tale of two sisters locked into a lifelong rivalry that will equal parts surprise and delight you" (Sara Gruen, NYT Bestselling author of 'Water for Elephants').
Available 9.10.19 from Gallery Books.

03/27/2019
Duncan Hannah at Books are Magic

TOMORROW at 7.30pm: Duncan Hannah, author of 'Twentieth Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies', will be in conversation with his editor Gerry Howard at @Books Are Magic.

The trick to a good flight: stay hydrated, stay moisturized, stay entertained. 💁🏽‍♀️📚: ‘Great American ...
03/07/2019

The trick to a good flight: stay hydrated, stay moisturized, stay entertained. 💁🏽‍♀️📚: ‘Great American Desert’ is a short story collection by @teresesvoboda that spans the misadventures of the prehistoric Clovis people to the wanderings of a forlorn couple around a pink pyramid in a sci-fi prairie. Available March 12th (Mad Creek Books).
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#book #books #bookstagram #instabook #booksofig #booksofinsta #booksofinstagram #recommendedreading #flatlay #travel #flying #teresesvoboda

George Saunders calls IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Helen Tworkov "one of the most generous, bea...
03/06/2019
In Love with the World by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Helen Tworkov | Penguin Random House Canada

George Saunders calls IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Helen Tworkov "one of the most generous, beautiful, and essential books I've ever read...This book has the potential to change the reader's life forever."

IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD will be available 5.7.19 (Random House)

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/589667/in-love-with-the-world-by-yongey-mingyur-rinpoche/9780525512530

A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk's near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained from it.

Dear person with backpack and foldable bike at rush hour, This tube’s not big enough for both of us.Sincerely, Squishe...
02/26/2019

Dear person with backpack and foldable bike at rush hour,

This tube’s not big enough for both of us.

Sincerely,
Squished Commuter

📚: This Body’s Not Big Enough For Both of Us by Edgar Cantero (Titan Books)

📸: Lutyens & Rubinstein

We like our feet warm and our thrillers hard-boiled ❄️
02/12/2019

We like our feet warm and our thrillers hard-boiled ❄️

Happy birthday to fellow dog lover Edith Wharton! 🎉 Here she is pictured with ESA canine agents, Maddie and Christy -...
01/24/2019

Happy birthday to fellow dog lover Edith Wharton! 🎉

Here she is pictured with ESA canine agents, Maddie and Christy - they haven’t aged a day since 1889!

Thank you Literary Hub for brightening our rainy day with this photo and making us want to power dress (those shoulders!) like it’s the 1880’s💪🏽

01/18/2019
Freeman's

Freeman's Head of Books, Maps & Manuscripts, Darren Winston, sat down with Duncan Hannah to discuss Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine.

Last March, Hannah’s TWENTIETH-CENTURY BOY: NOTEBOOKS OF THE SEVENTIES (Alfred A. Knopf) was released to rave reviews, and will be available in paperback on March 26th.

A veritable time capsule of cool will be offered in Freeman’s January 31 Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction. Lot 301, a group of the first 34 issues of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine (1969-1972), features exclusive interviews with celebrities, artists, musicians and more. The self-proclaimed “Crystal Ball of Pop” went on to publish for nearly 50 years and was considered a leader in both underground and entertainment journalism.

View Lot 302 here: http://ow.ly/QalL30nlQS7

Recently, Freeman’s Head of Books, Maps & Manuscripts, Darren Winston, sat down with artist and writer Duncan Hannah to discuss the collection. Hannah was considered part of the Interview family, and was close to the project in its formative years.

“Interview was so important to all my friends,” Hannah said. “A) Because it was Andy Warhol’s magazine, and B) because they showed you the underground you weren’t likely to see anywhere else. This was a ‘who’s who’ of what was happening not in the mainstream for the most part.”

Last March, Hannah’s “Twentieth-Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies” was released to rave reviews. The book is a chronicle of the artist’s time in New York City in the 1970s.

“Set in downtown Manhattan during its glory years of grungy punkery, 1970-1981, Hannah’s book illuminates this last great bohemia…how fortunate that Hannah managed to stagger home…to immortalize his passage through this starry vortex,” The Art Newspaper’s Adrian Dannatt said in a review.

From its start, Interview was a reflection of Warhol’s eccentricity and often ran unedited. The artist’s obsession with all-things Hollywood, made evident in his renowned celebrity portraits, transformed the magazine from obscurity to a guiding force of trend.

Watch as Hannah recalls time spent with Warhol and other Interview heavyweights, and see the collection for yourself beginning January 28 at Freeman’s.

Special thanks to our friends at the Norwood Club for providing such an ideal "interview" space.

01/17/2019

Elizabeth Hardinger’s ALL THE FORGIVENESSES is a Spring/Summer Buzz Book! 🐝
Hardinger is one of 18 hotly anticipated debut authors that made the list; ALL THE FORGIVENESSES is the brutal but tender tale of Albertina, an unforgettable heroine who faces unimaginable hardships and must make personal sacrifices to save her family. Set in the rural Midwest during the turn of the 20th century, Hardinger has written a character as “extraordinary and vivid as the rural landscapes she inhabits” (Donna Everhart, author of THE FORGIVING KIND.)

📚: ALL THE FORGIVENESS (Kensington Publishing Corp.) is out on August 27th.

We’re not sure how many horses it takes to officially turn the ESA office into a stable but thanks to Heather Barbieri...
01/08/2019

We’re not sure how many horses it takes to officially turn the ESA office into a stable but thanks to Heather Barbieri (Author) we have two new additions to the herd!

Keep clicking through the photos for all things ESAquestrian 🐎 🐴

“There was a tango between the locals and the Americans where the Americans think all is possible and the Hungarians t...
12/17/2018
Jessica Keener, Author of “Strangers in Budapest,” Literary Explorer of the Human Psyche and Mysteries of Life, Believes "We're All Survivors of Silence"

“There was a tango between the locals and the Americans where the Americans think all is possible and the Hungarians think everything is impossible.”

Didn't make it to Jessica Keener's reading of STRANGERS IN BUDAPEST at Southend Libraries?
Read: https://www.friendsofsouthendlibrary.org/news/2018/12/4beyonjfc1gugygatfqua3otj27xh5

It was a rainy November night when prize-winning author Jessica Keener came to the South End library to read from her second novel, Strangers in Budapest , but some two dozen people braved the weather to hear all about it, anyway. The novel   tells the story of a young American fam

Straight from the Cantero cranium. 🧠✍🏽A sneak peek at the pages of Edgar Cantero’s notebook for THIS BODY’S ...
12/17/2018

Straight from the Cantero cranium. 🧠✍🏽A sneak peek at the pages of Edgar Cantero’s notebook for THIS BODY’S NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH OF US. (Doubleday Books)

Exciting news from across the pond: 'Close Enough to Touch' by Colleen Oakley will be given away on World Book Night! Wo...
12/12/2018
Using reading to tackle life's big challenges: sensitive issues set to be explored on World Book Night 2019 | Reading Agency

Exciting news from across the pond: 'Close Enough to Touch' by Colleen Oakley will be given away on World Book Night!

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place annually on April 23rd. Books are given out across the UK with a focus on reaching those who don’t regularly read, and are gifted through organizations including prisons, libraries, colleges, hospitals, care homes and homeless shelters, as well as by passionate individuals who give out their own books within their communities. This year's list features books from writers such as Andy Weir, Margaret Atwood, John Green, Nick Hornby and, of course, our very own Colleen Oakley.

https://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/using-reading-to-tackle-lifes-big-challenges-sensitive-issues-set-to-be-explored-on-world-book-night.html

Today we announce the list of books to be given away on World Book Night, 23 April 2019.

Let's talk about sex, Wendy. Let's talk about you and a range of topics within the general subject of sexuality in the c...
12/06/2018
LRB Collections 4: Four in a Bed: Writing about sex from the London Review of Books

Let's talk about sex, Wendy.

Let's talk about you and a range of topics within the general subject of sexuality in the cultures of England, America and Europe.

Wendy Doniger introduces the London Review of Books' collection on writing about sex. Find 'Four in a Bed' here:

https://www.lrbstore.co.uk/collections/lrb-collections/products/lrb-collections-4-four-in-a-bed-writing-about-sex-from-the-london-review-of-books

#iwokeuplikethis Sunday night reading turns to Monday morning alarm snoozing...📚: 'Setting Free the Kites' by Alex Ge...
12/03/2018

#iwokeuplikethis Sunday night reading turns to Monday morning alarm snoozing...

📚: 'Setting Free the Kites' by Alex George, Putnam Books

Vanessa Hua in the company of Toni Morrison, Elizabeth Strout, Annie Proulx, George Eliot, Isak Dinesen- sounds right!Li...
11/09/2018
20 Debut Works of Fiction by Women Over 40

Vanessa Hua in the company of Toni Morrison, Elizabeth Strout, Annie Proulx, George Eliot, Isak Dinesen- sounds right!

Literary Hub chooses 20 debut works of fiction by women over 40: https://lithub.com/20-debut-works-of-fiction-by-women-over-40/

When I began querying for my first short story collection, as a woman of color in her mid-40s, what I discovered was not encouraging. Several agents and publishers loved my writing, and even asked …

Andrew Beahrs and Nick Offerman take documentary excursions across America, illuminating each dish and bringing to life ...
11/02/2018
Twain’s Feast

Andrew Beahrs and Nick Offerman take documentary excursions across America, illuminating each dish and bringing to life a broad sampling of Twain’s writing.

'Twain's Feast', adapted from Beahrs' book of the same title (Penguin Press) is an Audible original and it's out today!

https://www.audible.com/pd/Twains-Feast-Audiobook/B07G1Y861M?pf_rd_p=c5c17c31-8327-4a83-a459-7b97a0720e6b&pf_rd_r=P3HT5525YVTSJP6S19T6&

Check out this great listen on Audible.com. Mark Twain, beloved American writer, performer, and humorist, was a self-proclaimed glutton. With the help of a chef and some friends, Nick Offerman presents the story of Twain’s life through the lens of eight of Mark Twain’s favorite foods. .....

"When you deny someone their story, you deny them their humanity."Vanessa Hua's national bestseller, 'A River of Stars',...
10/02/2018
Vanessa Hua's ‘A River of Stars’ Asks What You'd Risk to Chase the American Dream

"When you deny someone their story, you deny them their humanity."

Vanessa Hua's national bestseller, 'A River of Stars', is Marie Claire's #ReadwithMC book club pick for October!

Read Vanessa's interview with the magazine in full here:
https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/a23338394/vanessa-hua-a-river-of-stars-book-interview/

In the novel, the author explores one woman’s dangerous yet thrilling pursuit of a better life for her child.

"For a term paper I demanded a Louis Vuitton purse. For a take-home midterm, a Tiffany bracelet. I soon had a dozen V.I....
06/29/2018
V.I.P. Tutoring - The Sun Magazine

"For a term paper I demanded a Louis Vuitton purse. For a take-home midterm, a Tiffany bracelet. I soon had a dozen V.I.P. Tutoring clients, and I took whatever I wanted from their walk-in closets packed with clothes, shoes, and accessories new with tags. I sold my haul online."

Read Vanessa Hua's 'V.I,P Tutoring' in The Sun Magazine.

Vanessa is the author of 'Deceit and Other Possibilities' and the forthcoming A River of Stars (out August 14, Ballantine Books). A columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle, she has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and ZYZZYVA.

https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/511/vip-tutoring

For a term paper I demanded a Louis Vuitton purse. For a take-home midterm, a Tiffany bracelet.

05/30/2018

Join us on Thursday, June 14th when NYT bestselling author, Beth Gutcheon will read from her new novel ‘The Affliction.’ The event is free, open to all, and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception with the author.📚
Where? Byram Shubert Library
When? 7 PM, June 14th

#greenwich #connecticut #authorreading #byramshubertlibrary #bethgutcheon

Random House's  #WritersRoutine this week is from ALL THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS novelist Elizabeth J. Church:What do you eat/d...
05/15/2018

Random House's #WritersRoutine this week is from ALL THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS novelist Elizabeth J. Church:
What do you eat/drink to keep yourself charged throughout a writing day?
I have coffee and a piece of toast for breakfast – which is generally about 4:30 a.m. Herbal tea in the morning while I work, very little lunch – maybe a piece of fruit. I keep a dish of sugarless hard candy on my desk. Food will make me sleepy – so I tend not to eat much until late afternoon, when I stop working.
Where/When do you write?
I begin work before 8:00, once I’ve returned from walking with my dog Darwin. I am at my most productive in the quiet, early morning hours. I have an insatiable need for solitude, and mornings are more likely to give me that. I work in my home office – never elsewhere – and my only distractions are the birds in the tree outside my window and the relentless stares of Darwin when he gets bored.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Biu53LzBPI7/?hl=en&taken-by=randomhouse

"Hannah has survived the seventies. More than that, he has kept them alive, in ink. Like any successful diarist, he has ...
05/07/2018
Review: Duncan Hannah’s Twentieth-century Boy a worthy addition to diaristic cannon

"Hannah has survived the seventies. More than that, he has kept them alive, in ink. Like any successful diarist, he has cheated time."

A stellar review of Duncan Hannah's '20th Century Boy' from The Globe and Mail.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books/reviews/article-review-duncan-hannahs-twentieth-century-boy-a-worthy-addition-to/

The figurative painter’s diaries recounting the 1970s amount to a portrait of someone in love with and endlessly intrigued by the world around him

ICYMI: Marc Jacobs recommends ‘Twentieth-Century Boy’ by Duncan Hannah as the perfect book to make those hours in th...
05/04/2018

ICYMI: Marc Jacobs recommends ‘Twentieth-Century Boy’ by Duncan Hannah as the perfect book to make those hours in the air fly by....✈️

Alfred A. Knopf .

Unable to get a ticket to the Random House Open House? No problem! You can watch Elizabeth J. Church in conversation wit...
04/18/2018

Unable to get a ticket to the Random House Open House? No problem!

You can watch Elizabeth J. Church in conversation with Refinery29's Elizabeth Kiefer, Judy Blundell (THE HIGH SEASON), Sally Franson (A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT), and Jasmin Darznik Author (SONG OF A CAPTIVE BIRD) via live stream on Friday 4/20 at 2:05 PM (ET).

https://www.facebook.com/randomhouse/videos/1641531199227960/

03/13/2018
Happy pub day to '20th Century Boy'!

Happy pub day to '20th Century Boy'!

Duncan Hannah arrived in New York City from Minneapolis in the early 1970s as an art student hungry for experience, game for almost anything, and with a prodigious taste for drugs, girls, alcohol, movies, rock and roll, books, parties, and everything else the city had to offer. These are his diaries.

Currently #1 New Releasein Artist & Architect Biographies on Amazon.com!

“Set in downtown Manhattan during its glory years of grungy punkery, 1970-1981, Hannah’s book illuminates this last great bohemia…How fortunate that Hannah managed to stagger home…to immortalise his passage through this starry vortex.”
—Adrian Dannatt, The Art Newspaper

“A dandy, a flaneur, a rock ‘n’ roll wastrel wandering Candide-like through the dangerous undercurrents of the 1970s: if Duncan Hannah didn’t exist, you’d have to invent him”
— Jon Savage, author of England’s Dreaming and 1966

'20th Century Boy' is availble now! Alfred A. Knopf Penguin Random House

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