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Marly Rusoff
Marly Rusoff & Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 524, Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 961-7939
http://www.rusoffagency.com
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An avid reader - drawing by Eric J. Hanson

Marly Rusoff & Associates, Inc. was founded by Marly Rusoff, who was a publishing executive for over twenty years at Houghton Mifflin, Doubleday, and William Morrow before opening her agency in New York in 2001.

With a combination of marketing, publicity, and editorial experience, our staff is well positioned to support authors in all stages of their work, from developing book proposals to overseeing the marketing and promotion of our authors’ work. Years of experience from inside the publishing houses themselves allow us to work closely with a wide variety of major presses.

Although we are an intentionally small agency, our commitment to the highest literary quality has made us particularly successful with placing fiction, first-time writers, and literary non-fiction. Our client list of best-selling and award-winning authors includes Pat Conroy, Arthur Phillips, Cassandra King, Robert Alexander, Lisa Tucker, Ron Rash, Adam Langer, Patricia Hampl, Dr. Gail Saltz, Dr. David Walsh, Kimberly McCreight and more.

WE ARE SORRY for being some years behind updating this page and we will try to catch up. Meanwhile www.rusoffagency.com is very much up to date!!


GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Literary fiction, Women's fiction, Historical fiction, International fiction, Narrative non-fiction, Memoir, Psychology, Humor
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT by Laurie Viera Rigler (Los Angeles Times Bestseller)
THE KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL by Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson (New York Times Bestseller)
PRAGUE by Arthur Phillips (New York Times Notable and LA Times Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction)
MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD by Debra Dean (#1 Booksense Pick)
THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Thrity Umrigar (#1 Booksense Pick)
MY LOSING SEASON by Pat Conroy (New York Times Bestseller)
THE KITCHEN BOY by Robert Alexander (New York Times Bestseller)
THE GIFT OF VALOR by Michael Phillips (New York Times Editor's Choice)
CROSSING CALIFORNIA by Adam Langer (#2 Amazon Best Books of 2004)
THE SUNDAY WIFE by Cassandra King (#1 Booksense Pick)
And more to catch up with...
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Fiction

TO MY DAUGHTER ON HER FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY by George Bishop, Jr. (Random House)
31 BOND STREET by Ellen Horan (HarperCollins)
LADY SUSAN AND HER DAUGHTER by Jane Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway (Crown)
THE INHERITANCE by Simon Tolkien (St. Martin's Press)
LAWS OF HARMONY by Judith Ryan Hendricks (HarperCollins)
WIFE OF THE GODS by Kwei Quartey (Random House)
WOODSBURNER by John Pipkin (Houghton Mifflin)
THE MIRACLES OF PRATO by Laurie Albanese and Laura Morowitz (Wm. Morrow)
THE WEIGHT OF HEAVEN by Thrity Umrigar (HarperCollins)
SERENA by Ron Rash (Ecco/Harper)
AMERICAN SAVIOR by Roland Merullo (Algonquin)
More to catch up with...

Non-fiction

PARENTING WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND, by David Walsh, Ph.D. (Free Press)
GIVE A LITTLE, GET A LOT by Wendy Smith (Hyperion)
THE LEADER INSIDE by Kerry Sulkowicz (Doubleday Currency)
THE RIPPLE EFFECT by Gail Saltz, M.D. (Rodale)
TEN DEGREES OF RECKONING by Hester Rumberg (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
BLACK MILK by Elif Shafak (Viking)
A BOOK OF AGES by Eric Hanson (Harmony Books/Crown)
GOLFING AND EATING IN ITALY by Roland Merullo (Touchstone Fireside)
IN HIS SIGHTS by Kate Brennan (HarperCollins)
THE BLUE SWEATER: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR by Jacqueline Novogratz (Rodale)
CONFESSOR’S NIGHT by Tomas Halik (Doubleday)
More to catch up with...

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Film Options

SERENA by Ron Rash (2929 Productions)- Finished filming, in editing now (April 2013)
KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL by Deborah Rodriguez and Kristin Ohlson (Columbia Pictures)
THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Thrity Umrigar (Sharp Independent Productions)
WENCESLAUS SQUARE by Arthur Phillips (This American Life)
THE KITCHEN BOY by Robert Alexander (Back Lot Productions)
SAINTS AT THE RIVER, by Ron Rash
THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT by Ron Rash
ANGELICA by Arthur Phillips, in production now (April 2013)

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Please see our contact page on www.rusoffagency.com.
SUB-AGENT FOR
We work with co-agents on an exclusive base. Please call the number on the Contact page.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
If you think your project might be a good match for our agency, please visit the “Submissions” page of our website for submission guidelines. Make sure to use the current query email account posted on the contact page.