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RUN FAST. EAT SLOW. by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky
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DEEP by James Nestor
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agent : dsvetcov@lgrliterary.com
Danielle Svetcov
Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency
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Founded in 1989 by author and academic entrepreneur James Levine, we have grown into a firm of fourteen people with offices in New York and San Francisco. We work in every category of fiction and non-fiction.

We represent people, not just individual projects; more than selling books, we work as our clients' creative and business partners throughout the entire publishing process. Our goal is to develop and guide talent to its fullest expression across a variety of media--from books, film and television, to audio and electronic formats.

Danielle Svetcov is the author of Parked, a “quirky” “big-hearted” middle-grade novel that “explores what happens when homelessness and helpfulness collide.” Before Parked, Danielle wrote for the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune Magazine. She joined LGR in 2002.

Books she rereads for love: I Capture the Castle, Lone Pilgrim, Jane Eyre, Devil in the White City, Ladies and Gentlemen—the Bronx is Burning.

Audiobooks that she’s recently listened to (in the car) on rainy days: When You Reach Me, Naked, The Secret Garden, Undefeated.

Her clients tend to be oppositional but reasoned, serious but amused—preferring their rabbit holes deep.

Her taste is reflected in the journalism and narrative nonfiction she’s sold, e.g. Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves; its natural follow-up Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art; a cultural history of our bodies under water, Why We Swim; a refusal to be grammatically cornered, Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark; a refusal to be artfully ignored Broad Strokes and She Votes; and a story of greed that threatens us all (where we least expect it), Kill Shot.

Also, to offset the Victorian in her, she signs funny books, e.g. Skymaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From A Plane; Look Big, a guide to surviving wild-animal close-encounters (which is funnier than you might think); What to Talk About; Bike Snob; and Minnesota-Book-of-the-Year nominee, The Annie Year, an ensemble novel that blurs heartland and heartburn.

Of course, she has to eat, too… She represents an incredible stable of chefs, restaurateurs, and food/ag-thinkers—many of them IACP and Beard Award winners—including Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky’s New York Times bestselling Run Fast Eat Slow; Bryant Terry’s Afro-Vegan and Vegetable Kingdom; Michelle Polzine’s Baking at the 20th Century Café; Russell Moore and Allison Hopelain’s This is Camino; Adrianna Adarme’s The Year of Cozy; Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski’s State Bird Provisions; Brandon Jew’s Mr. Jiu’s in Chinatown; Sophie Egan’s OK to Eat; and many more.

Some of her authors you’ll be hearing from soon: Rachel Gross, Nicole Perlroth, Sophia Vincent-Guy, Mark Bittman, Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, Beth Rodden, Eugenia Viti, Diana Kapp, Diana Helmuth, Molly Huddle, Sara Slattery, Rick Easton, Melissa McCart, Andrew Hilleman, Colin Clancy, Jodi Angel, S.P. Miskowski, Mike Sacks and Jason Roeder.

Danielle is based in the agency’s California office.


years experience: 17
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Cookbooks, Sports, African-American, Science
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
WHY WE SWIM by Bonnie Tsui (Algonquin)
BITTMAN BREAD by Mark Bittman and Kerri Conan(HMH)
THIS IS HOW THEY TELL ME THE WORLD ENDS by Nicole Perlroth (Bloomsbury)
THE ANNIE YEAR by Stephanie Wilbur Ash (Unnamed)
BREATH by James Nestor (Riverhead/PenguinRandom)
VEGETABLE KINGDOM by Bryant Terry (Ten Speed)
RISE AND RUN by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky (Rodale)
BREAD AND HOW TO EAT IT by Rick Easton and Melissa McCart (Knopf)
GET OUT OF MY HEAD by Meredith Arthur (Running Press)
LADY ANATOMY by Rachel Gross (Norton)
KILL SHOT by Jason Dearen (Avery)
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Danielle was a freelance writer for nearly a decade before becoming an agent. She earned her MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College in 2002. Little-known fact: she attended a 3-month culinary program at Boston University in the late 1990s, where she learned how to make omelettes from Julia Child.