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The Book Group
The Book Group
20 West 20th Street, Suite 601, New York, NY 10011
212 803-3360
http://www.thebookgroup.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thebookgrp

Welcome to The Book Group, a full service literary agency located in the heart of Manhattan. Launched in 2015 by publishing industry veterans Julie Barer, Faye Bender, Brettne Bloom and Elisabeth Weed, The Book Group shares a singular passion: to seek out and cultivate writers, and to serve as their champions throughout their careers.

We represent a wide range of distinguished authors, including critically acclaimed and bestselling novelists, celebrated writers of children's literature, and award-winning historians, food writers, memoirists and journalists.

With our hands-on approach at every stage of the publication process, our exceptional subsidiary rights team, and our commitment to helping each client reach his or her fullest potential, we provide the benefits of a larger agency alongside the personalized attention and collegial spirit offered by a boutique group.


years experience: 20
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate (Ballantine)
BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press)
WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES by Georgia Hunter (Viking)
GIRL IN SNOW by Danya Kukafka (Simon & Schuster)
MAJOR PETTIGREW'S LAST STAND by Helen Simonson (Random House)
MAINE by J. Courtney Sullivan (Knopf)
WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House)
EUPHORIA by Lily King (Grove Press)
THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (Penguin Books)
THEN WE CAME TO THE END by Joshua Ferris (Little, Brown)
GRACELING by Kristin Cashore (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
ROMANTIC OUTLAWS by Charlotte Gordon (Random House)
MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD by Francisco X. Stork (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic)
THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips (Picador)
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
BETWEEN ME AND YOU by Allison Winn Scotch (Lake Union)
THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert (Flatiron Books)
BRASS by Xhenet Aliu (Random House)
THE STORM KING by Brendan Duffy (Ballantine)
BACK TALK by Danielle Lazarin (Penguin Books)
AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN by Susan Meissner (Berkley)
MRS by Caitlin Macy (Little, Brown)
THE WOMAN IN THE WATER by Charles Finch (Minotaur Books)
WOMAN LAST SEEN IN HER THIRTIES by Camille Pagán (Lake Union)
NEIGHBORLY by Ellie Monago (Lake Union)
THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS by Luis Alberto Urrea (Little, Brown)
THE HEAVENS MIGHT CRACK by Jason Sokol (Basic Books)
I WAS ANASTASIA by Ariel Lawhon (Doubleday)
TANGERINE by Christine Mangan (Ecco)
THE BELOVED WILD by Melissa Ostrom (Feiwel & Friends)
PARIS BY THE BOOK by Liam Callanan (Dutton)
HOW TO BE SAFE by Tom McAllister (Liveright)
CIRCE by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown)
THE LITTLE CLAN by Iris Martin Cohen (Park Row)
BOB by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead (Feiwel & Friends)
LOVE AND RUIN by Paula McLain (Ballantine)
THE PERFECT MOTHER by Aimee Molloy (Harper)
THAT KIND OF MOTHER by Rumaan Alam (Ecco)
BOBBY SKY: BOY BAND OR DIE by Joe Shine (Soho Teen)
NICOLA BERRY AND THE PETRIFYING PROBLEM WITH PRINCESS PETRONELLA by Liane Moriarty (Grosset & Dunlap)
NICOLA BERRY AND THE SHOCKING TROUBLE ON THE PLANET OF SHOBBLE by Liane Moriarty (Grosset & Dunlap)
NICOLA BERRY AND THE WICKED WAR ON THE PLANET OF WHIMSY (Grosset & Dunlap)
IMPERIAL TWILIGHT by Stephen R. Platt (Knopf)
JUST UNDER THE CLOUDS by Melissa Sarno (Knopf/Random House Children’s Books)
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
For film, audio, and all other general inquiries, please contact us at info@thebookgroup.com

For any foreign inquiries regarding Julie Barer, Elisabeth Weed, Brettne Bloom, or Faye Bender's adult and non-fiction titles, please contact Jenny at jenny@meyerlit.com.

Faye Bender and Rebecca Stead work with co-agents around the world for international rights to their children's books. The co-agents include:
Lora Fountain in France, UK, Spain, Italy, Holland, Israel, Brazil
Mohrbooks in Germany
Ia Atterholm Agency in Scandinavia
Prava i Prevodi in Eastern Europe
The English Agency in Japan
Grayhawk Agency in China and Taiwan
KCC in Korea
Maxima Creative Agency in Indonesia

KEY PERSONNEL
Julie Barer, Partner
Faye Bender, Partner
Brettne Bloom, Partner
Elisabeth Weed, Partner
Rebecca Stead, Agent
Dana Murphy, Agent
Nicole Cunningham, Assistant to Julie Barer
Hallie Schaeffer, Assistant to Brettne Bloom and Elisabeth Weed
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please send a query letter and ten sample pages to submissions@thebookgroup.com, with the first and last name of the agent you are querying in the subject line.
All material must be in the body of the email, as we do not open attachments. While we represent a broad range of fiction and nonfiction at The Book Group, we do not represent poetry or screenplays. At this time, we only accept electronic queries sent to the email address above.
We do not accept paper queries or queries by phone.