Cynthia Cannell Literary Agency

Cynthia Cannell Literary Agency Cynthia Cannell Literary Agency - www.cannellagency.com - A full-service literary agency active in both the national & international publishing markets.
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The Cynthia Cannell Literary Agency is a full-service literary agency in New York City active in both the national and the international publishing markets. We represent the authors of fiction as well as memoir, biography, self-improvement, spirituality, and nonfiction on contemporary issues.

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In this fantastic new essay by Jill Eisenstadt for Guernica, an "artistic, sexually bold, brilliant or flaky, monied, sp...
05/14/2021
The Bennington Girl

In this fantastic new essay by Jill Eisenstadt for Guernica, an "artistic, sexually bold, brilliant or flaky, monied, spooky, (probably communist) free spirit has, arguably, become an archetype—if a shapeshifting one." Mark it TBR for the weekend: https://www.guernicamag.com/the-bennington-girl/

A ubiquitous stereotype takes on a life of its own.

See the book trailer for I'M SPEAKING NOW: Black Women Share Their Truth in 101 Stories of Love, Courage and Hope, co-ed...
05/14/2021
I'm Speaking Now | Chicken Soup for the Soul

See the book trailer for I'M SPEAKING NOW: Black Women Share Their Truth in 101 Stories of Love, Courage and Hope, co-edited by CCLA author Breena Clarke ​and coming June 1: https://www.chickensoup.com/book/235516/im-speaking-now

Black women are speaking, for themselves and their families, and everyone is listening. This unique collection of stories is for readers of all colors, not just the Black community, as these contributors share their dreams, their triumphs and failures, and their lives, which have unique challenges a...

Weekend reading: a brilliant new essay from Lore Segal, "The Grain in the Rectangle," from the newest issue of The Commo...
04/30/2021
The Grain in the Rectangle

Weekend reading: a brilliant new essay from Lore Segal, "The Grain in the Rectangle," from the newest issue of The Common: https://www.thecommononline.org/the-grain-in-the-rectangle/

LORE SEGAL If I had kept a journal in the early fifties, when I was new in New York, I would have marked the day on which I saw the basalt bowl in a store window in Greenwich Village. It was small, and had an in-curling rim and the finest matte black finish.

The Book Canopy will discuss Breena Clarke's STAND THE STORM ("Passionate, dramatic, and uplifting"—Washington Post) on ...
02/23/2021
The Book Canopy

The Book Canopy will discuss Breena Clarke's STAND THE STORM ("Passionate, dramatic, and uplifting"—Washington Post) on March 13 at 2:00pm EST. You can register here: https://www.thebookcanopy.org/

Welcome to The Book Canopy: Read, Enjoy, Discuss. Do you love to kick off your shoes, lean against a tree, and crack open a good book? Well then — Kick off those shoes, find some shade, and join authors and readers under The Book Canopy for a monthly virtual discussion about literature and life. C...

More congratulations to CCLA author Mary South! YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) has been longlis...
02/16/2021
The Story Prize Longlist for Short Story Collections Published in 2020

More congratulations to CCLA author Mary South! YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) has been longlisted for The Story Prize, an annual book award for short story collections: https://thestoryprize.blogspot.com/2021/02/the-story-prize-longlist-for-short.html

Not pictured: Animal Spirit by Francesca Marciano In 2020, The Story Prize received as entries 121 books published by 82 publishers or im...

How much time should kids be allowed to spend online? How do we keep them safe there? On Feb. 18, The Book Stall will ho...
02/05/2021
John Palfrey: The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World (A FAN Event) | The Book Stall

How much time should kids be allowed to spend online? How do we keep them safe there? On Feb. 18, The Book Stall will host author John Palfrey to talk about his newest book THE CONNECTED PARENT: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World (out now from Basic Books). You can register here: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/john-palfrey-connected-parent-expert-guide-parenting-digital-world-fan-event

We are so happy to support Family Action Network as they welcome John Palfrey, co-author of the new book, The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World. Mr. Palfrey will be interviewed by Nichole Pinkard, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Education and Social ...

"I have no expectation that the recipes will turn out the same for everyone—and that’s what makes them delightful." Sam ...
01/19/2021
A Recipe for the New Age: PW Talks with Sam Sifton

"I have no expectation that the recipes will turn out the same for everyone—and that’s what makes them delightful." Sam Sifton chats with Publishers Weekly about his cookbook NO-RECIPE RECIPES, coming soon from Ten Speed Press: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/interviews/article/85324-a-recipe-for-the-new-age-pw-talks-with-sam-sifton.html

In 'No-Recipe Recipes' (Ten Speed, Mar.) Sifton, founding editor of NYT Cooking, envisions the future of recipes.

People Still Ask: How Do Writers Get Their Ideas?
01/12/2021
People Still Ask: How Do Writers Get Their Ideas?

People Still Ask: How Do Writers Get Their Ideas?

People ask how writers get their ideas. From 8 am to 1 o’clock, I tell my interlocutor, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, I sit at my desk and write (at an income, if my arithmetic serves me, of 1 do…

"Innovative, fun, and freeing, this outstanding offering will reenergize the creative spirits of novice and experienced ...
01/12/2021
Lifestyle Book Review: The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes: A Cookbook by Sam Sifton. Ten Speed, $28 (256p) ISBN 978-1-98485-847-4

"Innovative, fun, and freeing, this outstanding offering will reenergize the creative spirits of novice and experienced home cooks alike.”— Publishers Weekly, Starred review for Sam Sifton's NO-RECIPE RECIPES (out in March from Ten Speed Press) https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-98485-847-4

Sifton (See You on Sunday), food editor of the New York Times, gathers in this remarkable cookbook 100 purposefully inexact methods for creating delicious meals. Cooking without adhering to s

Hearing John Williams say he "really loved" Lore Segal's OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES on the The New York Times Books podcast i...
01/05/2021
Fareed Zakaria on Life After the Pandemic

Hearing John Williams say he "really loved" Lore Segal's OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES on the The New York Times Books podcast is a wonderful way to start a new year. Listen in here at 44' mark: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/books/review/podcast-fareed-zakaria-ten-lessons-post-pandemic-world-margaret-macmillan-war.html

Zakaria discusses “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World,” and Margaret MacMillan talks about “War: How Conflict Shaped Us.”

"I combine my mother’s quiet, contemplative nature and devotion to good behavior with my father’s lively, inquisitive de...
12/16/2020
Breena Clarke – Mama Ascended

"I combine my mother’s quiet, contemplative nature and devotion to good behavior with my father’s lively, inquisitive demeanor. I’m a superior companion dog..." A new short story, "Mama Ascended," from Breena Clarke in the Mom Egg Review: http://momeggreview.com/2020/12/12/breena-clarke-mama-ascended/

Breena Clarke – Mama Ascended 0 By Mom Egg Review on December 12, 2020 Fiction, Mother is SpeakingBreena Clarke Mama AscendedI have communicated with those who would know. Mama and Papa and Harold and Alice were welcomed in the afterlife, following their harrowing deaths. Their souls were luminou...

"I would like to express my love for this short story collection—which is often hilarious, deeply felt, and beautifully ...
12/09/2020
Our 65 Favorite Books of the Year

"I would like to express my love for this short story collection—which is often hilarious, deeply felt, and beautifully bonkers..."—Emily Temple on Mary South's YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN for Literary Hub's 65 Favorite Books of the Year. https://lithub.com/our-65-favorite-books-of-the-year/

In the year of our lord 2020, there was a devastating pandemic. Americans impeached and then ousted a tyrant from the highest office in the land. Wildfires raged in Australia and California. Prince…

CCLA author Breena Clarke is coediting the upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul volume I'M SPEAKING NOW: Black Women Share...
11/18/2020
We Welcome Your Stories and Poems! | Chicken Soup for the Soul

CCLA author Breena Clarke is coediting the upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul volume I'M SPEAKING NOW: Black Women Share Their Truth in 101 Stories of Love, Courage and Hope (June 2021), and is seeking stories and poems. More information here: https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics

We have many Chicken Soup for the Soul books in development and we frequently add new titles. If you have a great story or poem you want to submit but it doesn’t fit with any of the topics below, please save it and check this page again in the future to see if we have added a topic that’s a bett...

Jeffery Renard Allen's fascinating discussion with the Evergreen Review's podcast about his fiction, nonfiction, and tea...
09/30/2020
Evergreen Review

Jeffery Renard Allen's fascinating discussion with the Evergreen Review's podcast about his fiction, nonfiction, and teaching work, and so much more, is now available. Listen here

Episode 3 of our podcast is now up on Spotify, SoundCloud, and iTunes! Hear Dale Peck and Jeffery Renard Allen discuss the American mythology, William Faulkner, the African-American diaspora, and more here: https://bit.ly/2Hx5uld

Basic Books
09/23/2020

Basic Books

"A lucid guide for parents everywhere who aren't sure what to make of our hyperconnected world and its effects on their children." — Adam Alter

John Palfrey and Urs Gasser's THE CONNECTED PARENT is out 10/6 and available for preorder now! Learn more —> http://ow.ly/Uub750BxO7D

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