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Pamela Malpas
Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency


years experience: 19
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
ACCIDENTALS by Susan M. Gaines (Torrey House Press) fiction
DUMB LUCK AND THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS by John Gierach (Simon & Schuster) essays/nature writing/sport & recreation
SNAKE ISLAND by Ben Hobson (Arcade) crime/suspense fiction
MEMORY INTO MEMOIR by Laura Kalpakian (Univ of New Mexico Press) reference
THE PICNIC by Matthew B. Longo (W.W. Norton) narrative nonfiction/politics & history
CORMORANT LAKE by Faith Merino (Blackstone Publishing) debut fiction
nature/wildlife art and essays by Bob White (Stackpole) illustrated/art
THE YIELD by Tara June Winch (HarperVia) fiction
THE WEEKEND by Charlotte Wood (Riverhead) fiction

Earlier sales include ...

Nonfiction
BEFORE THE DAWN: an autobiography by Gerry Adams (University of Notre Dame Press, 2018) memoir
SHIKSA by Christine Benvenuto (St. Martin’s Press, 2002) cultural studies
SEX CHANGES by Christine Benvenuto (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) memoir
2,548 WITTIEST THINGS EVER SAID edited by Robert Byrne (Touchstone, 2012) reference/humor
TREASURY OF TRICK SHOTS IN POOL AND BILLIARDS by Robert Byrne (Skyhorse, 2012) sport & recreation
BEWITCHED AND HAUNTED IRELAND by Bob Curran (Sterling, 2008) narrative history
THE GUINNESS STORY by Edward Bourke (Sterling, 2010) narrative history
THE LAST ARMADA by Des Ekin (Pegasus, 2016) narrative history
BACKYARD HORSEKEEPING by Joan Fry (Lyons Press, 2007) practical nonfiction
HOW TO COOK A TAPIR by Joan Fry (University of Nebraska Press, 2009) memoir
A FLY ROD OF YOUR OWN by John Gierach (S&S, 2017) (nature writing/sport & recreation) [winner: 2017 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature]
ALL FISHERMEN ARE LIARS by John Gierach (S&S, 2014) nature writing/sport & recreation [winner: 2015 PEN New England/Cerulli Sports Writing Award; #1 bestseller, Denver Post]
GOOD FLIES and FISHING BAMBOO (revised editions) by John Gierach (Lyons Press) sport & recreation
DE VALERA IN AMERICA by Dave Hannigan (Palgrave, 2010) narrative history
LETTERATI by Paul McCarthy (ECW Press, 2008) popular culture/games
JOURNEYS ON THE SILK ROAD by Joyce Morgan & Conrad Walters (Lyons Press, 2012) narrative history [WSJ e-book bestseller]
NOT ANOTHER FECKIN' IRISH BOOK! by Colin Murphy (Sterling, 2011) humor
SECOND WIND by Cami Ostman (Perseus/Seal Press, 2010) memoir
BEYOND BELIEF: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions, Cami Ostman & Susan Tive, eds. (Seal Press, 2013) anthology
TELL ME NO LIES by John Pilger (Thunder’s Mouth, 2007) anthology
THE LITTLE BOOKSTORE OF BIG STONE GAP by Wendy Welch (St. Martin's Press, 2012) memoir
JAMES JOYCE: Portrait of a Dubliner by Alfonso Zapico (Arcade) biography in graphic novel form

Fiction
SEXTET by Christine Benvenuto (SheBooks, 2014)
ODD MAN OUT by F.L. Green (Valancourt Books, 2015
THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK by Alan Judd (Valancourt Books, 2015)
THE KAISER'S LAST KISS by Alan Judd (Touchstone, 2017) fiction [film, "The Exception", starring Christopher Plummer]
THE GREAT PRETENDERS by Laura Kalpakian (Berkley, 2019)
FALSE NEGATIVE by Joseph Koenig (Hard Case Crime, 2012)
REALLY THE BLUES by Joseph Koenig (Pegasus Crime, 2014) [a New York Post "must-read" selection]
NAVEL OF THE MOON by Mary Helen Lagasse (Curbstone Books, 2015)
THE LAST DAY by James Landis (Steerforth Press, 2009)
THE BACKSLIDER by Sean McGrady (Dzanc Books, 2012)
THE BASTARD PLEASURE by Sean McGrady (Dzanc Books, 2013) [finalist, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year]
THE DEAD HOUSE by Billy O'Callaghan (Arcade) [longlisted for 2019 Dublin Literary Prize]
CLAIMING NOAH by Amanda Ortlepp (Center Street)
CABOT WRIGHT BEGINS by James Purdy (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2013)
COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF JAMES PURDY by James Purdy (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2013)
EUSTACE CHISHOLM AND THE WORKS by James Purdy (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2015)
IN A SHALLOW GRAVE by James Purdy (Valancourt Books, 2019)
MALCOLM by James Purdy (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2015)
NARROW ROOMS by James Purdy (Valancourt Books, 2019)
SELECTED PLAYS by James Purdy (Ivan R. Dee, 2010)
THE BOBCAT by Katherine Forbes Riley (Arcade, 2019) [longlisted for 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize]
TABOO by Kim Scott (Small Beer, 2019) [winner: 2019 Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Fiction]
A KINGDOM IN A HORSE by Maia Wojciechowska (Skyhorse/Sky Pony, 2012)
THE NATURAL WAY OF THINGS by Charlotte Wood (Europa) [2017 CLMP Firecracker Award finalist; winner of the Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award; winner of the Stella Prize; shortlisted for the Miles Franklin; shortlisted for the Voss Literary Prize]

Digital
FLOATER, LITTLE ODESSA, SMUGGLERS NOTCH, and BRIDES OF BLOOD by Joseph Koenig (Mysterious Press/Open Road, 2012)
LYING IN BED by James Landis e-book (Algonquin, 2013)
LONGING by J.D. Landis e-book (Open Road, 2014)

Audio
THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK by Alan Judd (Valancourt Audio)
THE KAISER'S LAST KISS aka THE EXCEPTION by Alan Judd (S&S Audio)
DUMB LUCK AND THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS by John Gierach (Tantor)
A FLY ROD OF YOUR OWN by John Gierach (Tantor)
UNDER THE MERCY TREES by Heather Newton (Dreamscape)
John Gierach backlist titles (Tantor)

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
co-chair AAR Copyright Committee
SUB-AGENT FOR
fiction and nonfiction from O'Brien Press & Brandon Books (Dublin, Ireland)
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
see the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency website for submission requirements
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