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Julie Barer
Barer Literary, LLC
20 West 20th Street, Suite 601, New York, NY 10011
212 691-3513
http://www.barerliterary.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/barerliterary
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After working for six years at the prestigious New York literary agency Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Julie Barer left to start her own agency, Barer Literary. Julie represents a wide range of literary writers with an emphasis on fiction. When accepting new clients for representation, Julie is especially interested in working with emerging writers and developing long term relationships. Her list is extremely selective, which enables her to offer her clients the attention and support services they deserve. Julie remains consistently engaged with each aspect of the publishing process, from editing and selling the project to negotiating publicity and generating foreign sales.


years experience: 15
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Fiction
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
THE SONG OF ACHILLES
by Madeline Miller (Ecco)

"A wildly romantic retelling of the Trojan War." —Time Magazine

Winner of the Orange Prize, and an Instant New York Times Bestseller

THE PARIS WIFE
by Paula McLain (Ballantine)

"By making the ordinary come to life, McLain has written a beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s -- as a wife and one's own woman." —Entertainment Weekly

A New York Times Bestseller, Instant #1 Indie Bestseller, Indie Next Pick

MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND
by Helen Simonson (Random House)

"A beautiful little love story...Deserves all available prizes."-The New York Times Book Review
A New York Times Bestseller, a #1 Indie Next Pick, A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, An Amazon Best Book of the Month

THEN WE CAME TO THE END
by Joshua Ferris (Little, Brown & Co.)

"Great-hearted, acidly funny, perceptive and darkly entertaining" - The New York Times
International Bestseller, Finalist for the National Book Award, Barnes & Noble Discover Award Winner, Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award, New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book of the Year

THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER
by Kathleen Kent (Little, Brown & Co)

“…a powerful coming-of-age tale in which tragedy is trumped by an unsinkable faith in human nature…Like ‘The Crucible,’ The Heretic’s Daughter uses the Salem witch hunt to explore larger themes…but at its core, it’s a story about a family.” The New York Times Book Review

Winner of the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Historical Fiction, National Bestseller

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
recent sales

FICTION
THE END OF ALWAYS by Randi Davenport (Grand Central)
EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press)
THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS by Cristina Henriquez (Knopf)
THE CARTOGRAPHER OF NO MAN'S LAND by P.S. Duffy (Liveright)
SAVE YOURSELF by Kelly Braffet (Crown)
VISIBLE CITY by Tova Mirvis (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
ON SAL MAL LANE by Ru Freeman (Graywolf)
MIDDLE BAYOU by Kathleen Kent (Reagan Arthur Books)
THE OBSERVATIONS by Amy Brill (Riverhead)
THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D by Nichole Bernier (Crown)

recently published
THE CARTOGRAPHER OF NO MAN'S LAND by P.S. Duffy (Liveright/Norton)
THE OUTCASTS by Kathleen Kent (Little, Brown)
DOMESTICATED WILD THINGS AND OTHER STORIES by Xhenet Aliu (The University of Nebraska Press)
THE EXPLANATION FOR EVERYTHING by Lauren Grodstein (Algonquin Books)
SAVE YOURSELF by Kelly Braffet (Crown)
SON OF A GUN by Justin St. Germain (Random House)
THE MOVEMENT OF STARS by Amy Brill (Riverhead)
ON SAL MAL LANE by Ru Freeman (Graywolf Press)
THE SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline Miller (Ecco)

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS by Cristina Henriquez to Canongate in the UK and Doubleday Canada

SON OF A GUN by Justin St. Germain to Tuskar Rock/Atlantic Books in the UK and Presses de la Cité in France

ON SAL MAL LANE by Ru Freeman to House of Anansi in Canada, Piemme in Italy, and Prószynski in Poland

THE MOVEMENT OF STARS by Amy Brill to Michael Joseph in the UK, Kindler/Rowohlt in Germany, Piemme in Italy, Artemis in the Netherlands and Leya in Brazil

BIRDS OF A LESSER PARADISE by Megan Mayhew Bergman to metrolit/Aufbau in Germany

THE CARTOGRAPHER OF NO MAN'S LAND by P.S. Duffy to Penguin Canada

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
For foreign and subsidiary rights inquiries, please contact Anna Knutson Geller at anna@barerliterary.com
KEY PERSONNEL
William Boggess, Agent: william@barerliterary.com
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A query letter and a stamped self-addressed envelope for reply. You may also email your query to: submissions@barerliterary.com. Please note we do not accept queries via phone or fax.