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Barbara Braun
Barbara Braun Associates, Inc.

Barbara Braun Associates, Inc. is a full service literary agency in New York City. Barbara Braun, president, is joined by associate John F. Baker, and an assistant.

She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, has worked as an editor and journalist as well as a university teacher, and is the author of three books and numerous articles.

We represent both literary and commercial fiction and serious nonfiction, including psychology, biography, memoir, history, women's issues, cultural and political issues, as well as art, architecture, film, photography, and design.

Our fiction is strong on stories for women, art-related, historical and multicultural stories, and to a lesser extent mysteries and thrillers. We are interested in narrative non-fiction and books by journalists.

We do not represent poetry, science fiction, fantasy, horror or screenplays.

Our clients' books are represented throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America by various sub-agents.

We are also active in selling motion picture rights to the books we represent, and work with various Hollywood agencies.

Member of Association of Authors' Representatives, Inc.

Commission fees: 15% domestic, 20% foreign.

No reading fees.

years experience: 16
General fiction, Mystery, Biography, History, Lifestyle, Memoir, Women's Interest, Art, Pop Culture, Multicultural
Susan Vreeland, Susan Gregg Gilmore, James R.Benn, Johanna Moran, Judy Juracek, Patricia Harman, Cary Groner, Sandi Tan, Katharine Karlin, Sheramy Bundrick
The Girl in Hyacinth Blue, The Passion of Artemesia, The Luncheon of the Boating Party, The Wives of Henry Oades, Billy Boyle WWII mysteries, Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen, Blue Cotton Gown, Sunflowers
Reading "Little Women": The History of an American Classic, Constance Fenimore Woolson: The Portrait of a Lady Novelist, & Miss Grief and Other Stories by Constance Fenimore Woolson (Anne Boyd Rioux); Mastering Standup: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian (Stephen Rosenfield); At Home with the Aztecs (Michael E. Smith); Lisette's List (Susan Vreeland); The White Ghost (James R. Benn); The Black Isle (Sandi Tan); The Hummingbird's Cage (Tamara Dietrich); Oil and Marble (Stephanie Storey); The Reluctant Midwife, The Midwife of Hope River, The Blue Cotton Gown, and Arms Wide Open: A Midwife's Journey--Flower Child to Earth Mother (Patricia Harman); Fast Girl (Ingrid Steffensen); How to Rap 2 & The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music: A Fresh Look at the Art of Hip Hop, from Old School Beats to Freestyle Rap (Paul Edwards); The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard (Buddha Monk with Mickey Hess); Call Me When You Land (Michael Schiavone); Send Me Work (Katherine Karlin); Concrete Planet (Robert Courland), Stealing From the Dead (A.J. Zerries)
Sunflowers by Sheramy Bundrick (Brazil, Israel, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Russia); How To Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC by Paul Edwards (Japan, Korea); Pictures & Tears by James Elkins (China); Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland (Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, Israel); The Reluctant Midwife (Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Czech), The Midwife of Hope River (UK, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway, France, Holland) by Patricia Harman
John F. Baker
Electronic preferred; include query letter with first five pages.