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Marly Rusoff Literary Agency

Our literary agency represents a select group of quality fiction and non-fiction writers. Our clients include award-winning and best-selling authors, and while we take delight in discovering new talent, we are particularly interested in helping established writers expand readership and develop their careers.
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NOTE: At this time our site does not reflect our latest deals, books, reviews and/or news. It is under a major overhaul necessary to make it easily accessible from smart phones and various tablets and to give our authors greater exposure.
We expected to have it operational by the end of 2017 but we are running late due to ten thousands or so HTML files needed to be transferred. Please bear with us...

Congratulations to Alice Kaplan, whose book LOOKING FOR THE STRANGER: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic has been selected as a finalist for the Book Critics Circle Award in criticism for 2016.

THE SCATTERING, Book Two in the Outliers YA Trilogy by New York Times bestselling novelist Kimberly McCreight will be published by Harper Collins on May 2, 2017; in a rave Kirkus review, it was called “an unputdownable thriller... a riveting adventure that rewards returning readers.” Optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon and Lionsgate.

Michel Stone’s BORDER CHILD, to be published by Nan A Talese in April, 2017, has been optioned for film by Steve Jimenez who is writing the screenplay.

Simon Tolkien, author of NO MANS LAND, was featured in a Wall Street Journal interview, “A Tale of Two Tolkiens,” on December 27, 20016.

Melodie Winawer’s debut novel THE SCRIBE OF SIENNA, to be published in May, 2017 by Touchstone, has received two starred early reviews, Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, which called her novel "a prodigious, vibrant tale of past and present that transports readers and fills in the historical gaps. This is a marvelous work of research and invention."
Robin Oliveira's THE WINTERS SISTERS is listed in the February 25, 2018 issue of USA Today as one of five “don’t miss” titles...

Meg Waite Clayton's THE RACE FOR PARIS  wins a 2015 Honorable Mention from David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Historical Fiction - See it here...

Ashley Warlick's THE ARRANGEMENT received a Starred Publishers Weekly Review
(December 21, 2015)

Ashley Warlick's THE ARRANGEMENT has been selected as an Indie Next pick for February 2016

Wall Street Journal had an interview with Ron Rash on September 4, 2015. See it here...

Ron Rash's story collection SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE receives a Booklist Starred Review (November 15, 2015)

Ron Rash speaks about his new story collection SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE and his writing life with Kerri Miller of Minnesota Public Radio. See here a great interview...

Pat Conroy, a former point guard on the Citadel’s basketball team (class of 1967) and an avid fan of the sport was honored in November 2014 by his alma mater and inducted as an honorary member of The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame… See Post and Courier (SC) report on this here…

Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has hit the New York Times bestseller list at #11  shortly after its December 2013 paperback publication
(January 19, 2014)

Laura Lane McNeal's DOLLBABY has received the following recognition in its first week of July 2014 publication: Okra number one pick, Indie Next Pick, Library Reads top ten pick, A "must read book of the week" by New York Post

Publishers Marketplace - March 14, 2014 - Film rights - Kimberly McCreight's forthcoming first YA speculative fiction trilogy THE OUTLIERS
, to Lionsgate, with Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman at Mandeville Films and Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea at Pacific Standard producing, by Shari Smiley at Resolution, on behalf of Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates.
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THE LOFT, the country’s largest nonprofit literary arts center, is set to celebrates its 40th birthday in August. It was started by Marly Rusoff when, as a young bookseller in Minneapolis, she gathered a number of poets and writers in a room above her campus bookstore... see more... Also see Star Tribune article on The Loft 40th anniversary here....

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