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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: 16
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Fiction
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
EUPHORIA
by Lily King (Atlantic Books)

"a taut, witty, fiercely intelligent tale of competing egos and desires in a landscape of exotic menace.” —The New York Times Book Review
Winner of the Kirkus Prize, Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, New York Times Bestseller

EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU
by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press)

"If we know this story, we haven't seen it yet in American fiction, not until now... a deep heratfelt portrait of a family." -The New York Times Book Review
New York Times Bestseller, Winner of the Alex Award

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

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

RICH AND PRETTY by Rumaan Alam (Ecco)
SOUTHERN EFFICIENCY by Jennifer Close (Knopf)
THE WIDOWER'S HANDBOOK by Tom McCallister (Algonquin)
THE BOOK OF SEPARATION by Tova Mirvis (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

recently published and forthcoming
THE WATER MUSEUM by Luis Alberto Urrea (Little, Brown & Co.)
ALMOST FAMOUS WOMEN by Megan Mayhew Bergman (Scribner)
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK by Anna North (Blue Rider Press)
IN THE COUNTRY: STORIES by Mia Alvar (Knopf)
LEAVING ORBIT: NOTES FROM THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN SPACEFLIGHT by Margaret Lazarus Dean (Graywolf)
DAYS OF AWE by Lauren Fox (Knopf)
CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain (Ballantine)

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain to Presses de la Cite in France, to Aufbau in Germany, to Jacaranda in Portugal, to Neri Pozza in Italy, to People's Press in Denmark, to Znak in Poland, to Humanitas in Romania, to Laguna in Serbia, by Graal, to Nova Fronteira in Brazil, to Metafora in the Czech Republic, to Alexandra in Hungary, to Remzi in Turkey, and to Obsidian in Bulgaria.

THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS by Cristina Henriquez, to Edizioni NN in Italy.

EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng to to Bruna in the Netherlands, to Bollati Boringhieri in Italy, to Euromedia in the Czech Republic, to Beijing Dook in China, to Delight Press in Taiwan, to Intrinseca in Brazil and to Alba in Spain to Proszynski in Poland, to Europa in Hungary, to Pocket Media in Bulgaria, to Metaichmio in Greece, and to Sendik in Israel.

TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR by Joshua Ferris to Viking in the UK, to Lattes in France, to Luchterhand in Germany, to Neri Pozza in Italy, to Sam & Parkers in Korea, to Exmo in Russia, to Arbeiderspers in the Netherlands, to Yediot in Israel, to Siren in Turkey, to Mlada Fronta in the Czech Republic, to Alianza in Spain, to People's Literature in China, to Globo in Brazil, to Czarna Owca in Poland, and to Algoritam in Croatia.

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SOPHIE STARK by Anna North, to Orion in the UK, to Autrement in France, and to Casa da Palavra in Brazil.

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
Gemma Purdy gemma@barerliterary.com
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Email your query to: submissions@barerliterary.com. Please note we do not accept queries via phone or fax.