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agent :
Pamela Malpas
Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency
"Shrewd, perceptive and wryly funny. . . . Mr. Gierach, the man who coined the term 'trout bum,' is arguably the best fishing writer working." -- Wall Street Journal

Before joining the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, Pamela Malpas worked with Harold Ober Associates and, before that, with Knox Burger Associates.

years experience: 25
General fiction, Literary and debut fiction, Crime and suspense fiction, Narrative nonfiction
DISORDERLY MEN by Edward Cahill (Fordham Univ. Press/Empire State Editions) debut fiction
THE BRUTISH EMPIRE by Des Ekin (The O'Brien Press) narrative history
two books of essays by John Gierach (Simon & Schuster) essays/nature & outdoors/sport & recreation
UPCOUNTRY by Chin-Sun Lee (Unnamed Press) debut fiction
THE PICNIC: A Dream of Freedom and the Collapse of the Iron Curtain by Matthew B. Longo (W.W. Norton) narrative nonfiction/politics & history
KEY CHANGES: Ten Times Technology Transformed the Music Industry by Howie Singer and Bill Rosenblatt (Oxford Univ. Press) music history/business history
UNDERJUNGLE by James Sturz (Unnamed Press) literary fiction
THE STERNS ARE LISTENING by Jonathan Wells (Ze Books) debut fiction

Earlier sales include ...

SEXTET by Christine Benvenuto (SheBooks, 2014)
ACCIDENTALS by Susan M. Gaines (Torrey House Press, 2020)
ODD MAN OUT by F.L. Green (Valancourt Books, 2015)
SNAKE ISLAND by Ben Hobson (Arcade Crimewise, 2020)
THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK by Alan Judd (Valancourt Books, 2015)
A FINE MADNESS by Alan Judd (Pegasus, 2022)
THE KAISER'S LAST KISS by Alan Judd (Touchstone, 2017) [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]
CORMORANT LAKE by Faith Merino (Blackstone Publishing, 2021) [longlisted, 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize]
THE PUPPETEER'S DAUGHTERS by Heather Newton (Keylight Books, 2022) [finalist, 2022 Foreword Indie Awards]
THE DEAD HOUSE by Billy O'Callaghan (Arcade, 2018) [longlisted, 2019 Dublin Literary Prize]
CLAIMING NOAH by Amanda Ortlepp (Center Street, 2016)
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)
I AM ELIJAH THRUSH by James Purdy (Fordham Univ. Press/NY ReLit)
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)
OUT WITH THE STARS by James Purdy (Fordham Univ. Press/NY ReLit)
SELECTED PLAYS by James Purdy (Ivan R. Dee, 2010)
THE BOBCAT by Katherine Forbes Riley (Arcade, 2019) [longlisted, 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize]
TABOO by Kim Scott (Small Beer, 2019) [winner of the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Fiction]
THE YIELD by Tara June Winch (HarperVia, 2020) [winner of the 2022 South Australia Premier's Award and Adelaide Festival Award for fiction, the 2020 Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction, the 2020 Miles Franklin Award, and the 2020 Christina Stead Prize; shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize; longlisted for the 2021 Dublin Literary Award]
A KINGDOM IN A HORSE by Maia Wojciechowska (Skyhorse/Sky Pony, 2012)
THE NATURAL WAY OF THINGS by Charlotte Wood (Europa, 2016) [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]
THE WEEKEND by Charlotte Wood (Riverhead, 2020) [winner of the 2020 ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, shortlisted for the 2021 Christina Stead Prize, the 2020 Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award and the 2020 Stella Prize,longlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Award]

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 LIONKEEPER OF ALGIERS by Des Ekin (Prometheus, 2023) 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) essays/nature writing/sport & recreation [winner: 2017 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature]
ALL FISHERMEN ARE LIARS by John Gierach (S&S, 2014) essays/nature writing/sport & recreation [winner: 2015 PEN New England/Cerulli Sports Writing Award; #1 bestseller, Denver Post]
ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD by John Gierach (Simon & Schuster, 2023) essays/nature & outdoors/sport & recreation
DUMB LUCK AND THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS by John Gierach (Simon & Schuster, 2020) essays/nature writing/sport & recreation
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
MEMORY INTO MEMOIR: A Writer's Handbook by Laura Kalpakian (Univ of New Mexico Press, 2021) reference [one of Poets and Writers' Best Books for Writers; Independent Publishers Gold Medal for Writing/Publishing]
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]
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
THE SKINNY by Jonathan Wells (ZE Books, 2021) memoir [on Vogue magazine's list of Best Books of Summer 2021]
THE CLASSIC SPORTING ART OF BOB WHITE (Stackpole, 2020) illustrated/art
JAMES JOYCE: Portrait of a Dubliner by Alfonso Zapico (Arcade) biography in graphic novel form

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)

THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK by Alan Judd (Valancourt Audio)
A FLY ROD OF YOUR OWN by John Gierach (Tantor)
UNDER THE MERCY TREES by Heather Newton (Dreamscape)
John Gierach backlist titles (Tantor)

Board member, Association of American Literary Agents (AALA)
Chair, AALA Copyright Committee
fiction and nonfiction from O'Brien Press & Brandon Books (Dublin, Ireland)
see the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency website for submission guidelines
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