Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret Dystel & Goderich Literary Management was founded in 1994 by Jane Dystel, who has been a respected figure in publishing for over 30 years — first as an editor, then as a publisher, and finally as a savvy and successful agent. The agency is the product of her innovative vision of author representation as a full-service enterprise. DGLM was launched with a quickly growing roster of Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, celebrated experts in fields as diverse as parenting, women's health, and cooking, acclaimed literary and commercial fiction writers, and an eclectic and exciting list of titles. The primary goal of the agency was and is to offer not just financial and contractual advice to its clients, but also editorial guidance and support. Being involved in every stage of putting together a non-fiction book proposal, offering substantial editing on fiction manuscripts, and coming up with book ideas for authors looking for their next project is as much a part of our work as selling, negotiating contracts, and collecting monies for our clients. We follow a book from its inception through its sale to a publisher, its publication, and beyond. Our commitment to our writers does not, by any means, end when we have collected our commission. This is one of the many things that makes us unique in a very competitive business. Another is that we take our unsolicited queries very seriously. As a matter of fact, we have discovered many of our most talented authors in the "slush" pile. We read everything that is sent to us, whether we decide to represent it or not.

Novl suggests both AS I CRAWL THROUGH IT by AS King and THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER by Emily X.R. Pan on this list
05/16/2019
Books About Grief, Because Emotions Are Weird and We Need to Talk About Them

Novl suggests both AS I CRAWL THROUGH IT by AS King and THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER by Emily X.R. Pan on this list

Feelings are weird. Brains are weird. Grief is weird. So when it comes to dealing with grief, it’s completely normal to feel like nothing makes sense, or that the world is turned upside down. But in our hours of need, books are always there for us to help us cope. They might not solve our problems...

The Kids Indie Next List for Summer 2019 includes KINGS, QUEENS, AND IN-BETWEEN by Tanya Boteju in the top ten, and PIE ...
05/15/2019
Kids Indie Next List | IndieBound.org

The Kids Indie Next List for Summer 2019 includes KINGS, QUEENS, AND IN-BETWEEN by Tanya Boteju in the top ten, and PIE IN THE SKY by Remy Lai for ages 9-12!

Catch an excerpt of this week's new release I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST by Mason Deaver!
05/15/2019
I Wish You All the Best Excerpt

Catch an excerpt of this week's new release I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST by Mason Deaver!

It’s just three words: I am nonbinary. But that’s all it takes to change everything. When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even m...

Exciting news for the author of AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE!
05/14/2019
Tayari Jones’s Silver Sparrow has been optioned by Issa Rae!

Exciting news for the author of AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE!

According to Publishers Marketplace, Issa Rae has optioned Tayari Jones’s 2011 novel Silver Sparrow, which is “about the young daughter of a bigamist who, flouting the unwritten rule ag…

Happy Pub Day to this week's fantastic new releases! I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST by Mason DeaverPIE IN THE SKY by Remy Lai T...
05/14/2019

Happy Pub Day to this week's fantastic new releases!

I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST by Mason Deaver
PIE IN THE SKY by Remy Lai
THE FOUNDING MYTH by Andrew Seidel

Over on Twitter Jessica Papin and Jim McCarthy are taking YOUR questions under the #askagent hashtag. Check it out!
05/09/2019
#askagent - Twitter Search

Over on Twitter Jessica Papin and Jim McCarthy are taking YOUR questions under the #askagent hashtag. Check it out!

The latest Tweets on #askagent. Read what people are saying and join the conversation.

Listen to A.S. King talk about DIG on the Kirkus podcast!
05/09/2019
PodcastOne: A.S. King

Listen to A.S. King talk about DIG on the Kirkus podcast!

We've never read anything quite like YA star A.S. King's 'stunningly original' new novel, Dig, the meditative saga of a white Pennsylvania family with agricultural roots and a few dirty secrets. On this week's episode, King discusses confronting racism, classism, and misogyny in an informed and comp...

It's a booming pub day around here this week! Congrats to these amazing authors. WESTSIDE by W.M. AkersTHE WORDS OF MY F...
05/07/2019

It's a booming pub day around here this week! Congrats to these amazing authors.

WESTSIDE by W.M. Akers
THE WORDS OF MY FATHER by Yousef Bashir
KINGS, QUEENS, AND IN-BETWEENS by Tanya Boteju
LADYSITTING by Lorene Cary
GEORGE MASON by William G. Hyland
INSTANTLY INDIAN COOKBOOK by Madhur Jaffrey
HURRICANE SEASON by Nicole Melleby
PUPPY PIRATES: LOST AT SEA by Erin Soderberg

This review gives THE LINE TENDER by Kate Allen its seventh star! ⭐️
05/03/2019
Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, May 3, 2019

This review gives THE LINE TENDER by Kate Allen its seventh star! ⭐️

Welcome to the Web site for Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade, the free e-mail newsletter dedicated to helping the people in stores, ...

05/02/2019
Ages 9-12 @ Amazon.com

PIE IN THE SKY by Remy Lai is one of Amazon’s picks for Best of the Month!

Online shopping for Ages 9-12: Amazon Books Editors at Amazon.com

B&N includes WESTSIDE by W.M. Akers on their May round-up!
05/01/2019
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of May 2019

B&N includes WESTSIDE by W.M. Akers on their May round-up!

For two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Jim shares his curated list of the month’s best science fiction & fantasy books. Westside, by W.M. Akers (May 7, Harpe

Happy Pub Day to DEATH ON THE RIVER by Diane Fanning and COLD WATERS by Debbie Herbert!
04/30/2019

Happy Pub Day to DEATH ON THE RIVER by Diane Fanning and COLD WATERS by Debbie Herbert!

Lauren Oakes discusses IN SEARCH OF THE CANARY TREE with on the Scientific American's Science Talk podcast
04/26/2019
A Tree and Its People in a Warming Landscape

Lauren Oakes discusses IN SEARCH OF THE CANARY TREE with on the Scientific American's Science Talk podcast

Conservation scientist Lauren Oakes discusses her book about Alaska ecology and sociology, In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World.

For those on royal baby watch, Bookish suggests 8 cute picture books - including THE DUCHESS AND GUY by Nancy Furstinger...
04/24/2019
8 Picture Book Recommendations for the Royal Baby | Bookish

For those on royal baby watch, Bookish suggests 8 cute picture books - including THE DUCHESS AND GUY by Nancy Furstinger!

Bookish was inspired to put together a list of picture book recommendation for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex based on themes that are important to them.

A wonderful piece on Tayari Jones, author of AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE!
04/23/2019
Author Tayari Jones moved back to Atlanta from New York to find herself

A wonderful piece on Tayari Jones, author of AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE!

“What makes the United States such a fascinating canvas is that regional diversity. New York is obviously different than Savannah, Ga., which is also very different from Atlanta, Ga. We can better figure out what it means to be American by looking at American literature in a specifically regional ...

Happy Pub Day to THE BODY IN THE WETLANDS by Judi Lynn!
04/23/2019

Happy Pub Day to THE BODY IN THE WETLANDS by Judi Lynn!

Another excerpt of CHOKED by Beth Gardiner, coming your way from LitHub!
04/19/2019
How Can We Stop the Air We Breathe from Slowly Poisoning Us?

Another excerpt of CHOKED by Beth Gardiner, coming your way from LitHub!

A human breath begins in the deepest reaches of the brain, where—far beneath consciousness—the body’s most basic and essential functions are regulated. Just above the point where the spine meets th…

The New York Times picks Therese Oneill's UNGOVERNABLE on their New & Noteworthy list!
04/18/2019
New & Noteworthy

The New York Times picks Therese Oneill's UNGOVERNABLE on their New & Noteworthy list!

A selection of recent books of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

Real talk from Layne Fargo, author of TEMPER
04/17/2019
Be Your Own Patron

Real talk from Layne Fargo, author of TEMPER

Being a writer is a great way to make money! …if you don’t need that money at any particular time. For example: I sold my second book on proposal in January. It’s April going on …

Granta shares an excerpt of Beth Gardiner's urgent, important new book CHOKED.
04/17/2019
Exhale | Beth Gardiner | Granta Magazine

Granta shares an excerpt of Beth Gardiner's urgent, important new book CHOKED.

‘After all my travels, I can see now what I couldn’t when I started. In the suffering pollution brings, there is also the glimmer of a different future, its outlines visible through the haze.’

Happy Pub Day to this week's new releases! THE LINE TENDER by Kate Allen UNGOVERNABLE by Therese Oneill
04/16/2019

Happy Pub Day to this week's new releases!

THE LINE TENDER by Kate Allen
UNGOVERNABLE by Therese Oneill

Congratulations to Linda Carroll and David Rosner on this recognition for OUT OF THE CLOUDS!
04/12/2019
Carroll, Rosner Honored with Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

Congratulations to Linda Carroll and David Rosner on this recognition for OUT OF THE CLOUDS!

Linda Carroll and David Rosner won for Out of the Clouds, The Unlikely Horseman and the Unwanted Colt Who Conquered the Sport of Kings, which chronicles the Cinderella tale of legendary trainer Hirsch Jacobs and the gritty "people's horse," Stymie.

Cooking this weekend?Try the ribs Lazarus Lynch, author of the forthcoming SON OF A SOUTHERN CHEF, made on the Wendy Wil...
04/12/2019
Lazarus Lynch's Chipotle BBQ Oven Ribs - The Wendy Williams Show

Cooking this weekend?Try the ribs Lazarus Lynch, author of the forthcoming SON OF A SOUTHERN CHEF, made on the Wendy Williams Show.

Watch video clips from The Wendy Williams Show. Hot Topics, celebrity interviews, Ask Wendy, fashion, beauty, exclusive behind the scenes videos and more.

Looking for a dreamy read? Bustle suggests THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves!
04/09/2019
These Are The 21 Dreamy New Romance Novels To Read This Spring

Looking for a dreamy read? Bustle suggests THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves!

Nothing says that spring is officially here more than a stack of brand new romance novels, am I right? Whether you're spring flinging or flying solo this season, it's almost impossible not to get swept up in all of the feels that the longer days,…

A behind-the-scenes look at the cover for A.S. King's new book!
04/08/2019
Samira Iravani on Creating the Cover for Dig

A behind-the-scenes look at the cover for A.S. King's new book!

The process of designing Dig started with all my favorite ingredients: an editor with a clear vision for the cover and a story I could really sink my teeth into. Dig , written by the brilliant A.S. King, is about five teens—The Shoveler, the Freak, CanIHelpYou?, Loretta the Flea-Circus Ring Mistr

Another Best-Of list for THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves!
04/04/2019
The Best New Books Of April 2019

Another Best-Of list for THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves!

People are already debating the end of "Trust Exercise" by Susan Choi. Buy the book, join the debate. Here are our other April 2019 book picks.

Did you know, one of the best ways to support authors is to review their books on Amazon, Goodreads, BN, and other retai...
04/04/2019
I loved the book, but how do I write a review?

Did you know, one of the best ways to support authors is to review their books on Amazon, Goodreads, BN, and other retailers? Nancy Herkness, author of this week's new release SECOND ACT, has a helpful guide to get started writing reader reviews!

  Reviews on Amazon and other websites are so important to an author. They help other readers find books that you enjoyed. If you loved the book, please consider writing a review! “But I’m not…

"Gardiner is nuanced but sharp in her judgments. She is concerned with the particularities of real lives as well as the ...
04/03/2019
Choked by Beth Gardiner review – the toxic truth about the air we breathe

"Gardiner is nuanced but sharp in her judgments. She is concerned with the particularities of real lives as well as the particulates that often blight them. " Excellent and thoughtful review of CHOKED by Beth Gardiner - The Guardian's Book of the Week!

Diesel fumes in London, smog in Indian and Chinese cities … a global survey of air pollution explores the fight for a cleaner future

Today's new release THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW is included on this Bustle round-up!
04/02/2019
37 Books Coming Out In April To Add To Your Reading List Right Now

Today's new release THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW is included on this Bustle round-up!

If you — like me — made a resolution back in January to read more books this year, you are probably feeling the heat right about now. I haven't kept up with my rigorous resolution (10 books a month — what was I thinking?) but that doesn't mean that…

This helpful interview includes thoughts from our own Miriam Goderich, Jim McCarthy, and Sharon Pelletier!
04/02/2019
Literary Agents Answer Your Burning Questions, Part 1 - The Nasiona

This helpful interview includes thoughts from our own Miriam Goderich, Jim McCarthy, and Sharon Pelletier!

You’ve spent months, maybe years, working tirelessly to tell your story and you’ve done it. You’ve written a book. What follows may be even harder: getting it published. It’s the word on every writer’s mind, and it can be scary, especially if you’re choosing to go the traditional route. ...

Happy Pub Day to this week's new releases! THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves SECOND ACT by Nancy Herkness...
04/02/2019

Happy Pub Day to this week's new releases!

THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW by Tracey Garvis Graves
SECOND ACT by Nancy Herkness
BECOMING A VET by Boris Kachka

Wondering what Madhur Jaffrey's been up to lately?
04/01/2019
A New Role for Madhur Jaffrey: Rap Grandma

Wondering what Madhur Jaffrey's been up to lately?

At 85, the actress and cookbook author brings sass and no-nonsense style to a video by the rapper Mr. Cardamom.

Hooray for WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE by Taylor Kay Mejia as Refinery29's pick for their reading challenge!
04/01/2019
Join The Refinery29 YA Month Reading Challenge

Hooray for WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE by Taylor Kay Mejia as Refinery29's pick for their reading challenge!

Are you ready to read some of the best books of 2019? We thought so. Welcome to the Refinery29 YA Month Reading Challenge.

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