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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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Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA is one of the five finalists for 2014 EDGAR AWARD in the best first novel by an American author category. See 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)

Margaret Wrinkle's WASH won the  2013 Flaherty-Dunnan Award for best debut novel of the year from The Center for Fiction in New York today December 11, 2013.  Click here for the great web page...

Margaret Wrinkle's WASH has been selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of ten best novels of 2013... see the article here...

Robin Oliveira's I ALWAYS LOVED YOU received a Starred Booklist Review (December 15, 2013)

Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA is on Entertaining Weekly “Summer Must Read” List with a reference to “Gossip Girl meets Gone Girl”! (May 24, 2013)

Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has hit the New York Times bestseller list at #16 in a week after its hard bound publication.

Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has received a Grade A and a stunning review from Entertaining Weekly. See it here...

Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has been selected as one of the 13 media events to watch for 2013 by Entertaining Weekly.

Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has been selected as an April 2013 Indie Next Title -- "Great Reads from Booksellers You Trust"

Kamala Nair's THE GIRL IN THE GARDEN hits two bestseller lists in Italy: La Repubblica and La Lettura (Corriere della Sera) under the name UNA CASA DI PETALI ROSSI for the week of May 14 and May 21, 2012, in foreign fiction category, publisher Nord of Mauri Spagnol Group.

Ron Rash's THE COVE is a Top Pick and receives a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly (January 9, 2012). In a rare occurrence in pre-publication stage THE COVE receives Starred reviews from Booklist,  Library Journal and Kirkus as well. THE COVE also receives great reviews in UK and Australia where it was published before the US (March 2012)
 
Peter Troy's MAY THE ROAD RAISE UP TO YOU has been selected to receive the Michael Shaara Prize for Civil War Fiction (2013) awarded annually by Gettysburg College. More information on the prize can be found here: http://www.gettysburg.edu/cwi/events/shaara/ Peter acceptance speech is on his blog here... http://peter-troy.blogspot.com/

Kirkus Reviews selected three novels by our authors for their list of the Best Fiction of 2013. The titles are: THE NIGHT OF THE COMET by George Bishop, THE SALINGER CONTRACT by Adam Langer and NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY by Ron Rash


Roland Merullo's VATICAN WALTZ is #3 in a list of TOP 10 titles selected by librarians for November 2013

Roland Merullo's VATICAN WALTZ has been selected by Publishers Weekly to their 2013 Best-Of Lists, naming it one of the 5 “Best of Religion” books for the year, alongside NYT bestseller Zealot (October30, 2013)

Roland Merullo's VATICAN WALTZ receives a Starred Publishers Weekly review (October 2013) a Starred Kirkus review and a Starred Library Journal review (November 2013)

Cassandra King's MOONRISE has been selected an OKRA pick for fall 2013. Okra Picks are chosen by Southern Indie Booksellers each season as the upcoming southern titles they are most looking forward to hand selling.

Ron Rash's NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY story collection has been selected an OKRA pick for spring 2013. Okra Picks are chosen by Southern Indie Booksellers each season as the upcoming southern titles they are most looking forward to hand selling.

Margaret Wrinkle's WASH receives a Starred Publishers Weekly Review (November 26, 2012)

Michael Stanley's DEATH OF THE MANTIS receives BARRY Award for best 2012 paperback original .

Robin Oliveira’s MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER has been selected to receive the Michael Shaara Prize for Civil War Fiction (2011) awarded annually by Gettysburg College. More information on the prize can be found here: http://www.gettysburg.edu/cwi/events/shaara/

Ron Rash's BURNING BRIGHT
received the 2010 Frank O’Connor award. Part of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Festival, the award is the foremost prize for a short story collection in the world and celebrates great writers of the form. Previous recipients include Yiyun Li, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Haruki Murakami. See a Guardian, UK article here...
 
Click on More News or select the News button on the top of the screen to find out more about our authors. The Minnesota Humanities Commission gives Marly Rusoff the Kay Sexton Award for fostering literary activity.  (We keep this old news here so that you see Marly's picture) Read more...

Web Last Updated: January 19, 2014

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