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agent : sarah@francescollin.com
Sarah Yake
Frances Collin, Literary Agent
P.O. Box 33, Wayne, PA 19301
http://www.francescollin.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/slyyake

Sarah Yake holds an M.A. in English Literature and has been a sales rep for a major publisher and a bookstore manager. She has been with the agency since 2005 and handles foreign and sub-rights as well as her own client list.

Sarah welcomes Literary Fiction and is especially interested in work where the arts intersect. For both fiction and non-fiction, she loves work about women, solitude, wilderness, travel, and any combination(s) thereof. Favorite settings for any genre include the American West and England.

Fran Collin is the Trustee for the Estate of Rachel Carson (SILENT SPRING).

The agency represents the Estates of John Williams (STONER, BUTCHER'S CROSSING, AUGUSTUS) and Esther Forbes (JOHNNY TREMAIN), among others.

Formerly the Marie Rodell-Frances Collin Literary Agency. Celebrating 66 years as an agency!


years experience: 40+ combined agency total
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Biography, History, Travel, Literary Fiction, Environmental, Nature, Memoir
LEADING CLIENTS
Barbara Hambly, Vonda N. McIntyre, Caroline Stevermer, Kirsten Kaschock, Marilyn Hacker, the Estate of John Williams, the Estate of Rachel Carson, the Estate of Esther Forbes, Ana Veciana-Suarez, Wendy Sparrow, Michael Edelson, Nadine Darling, the Estate of Oliver La Farge, the Estate of Robert Bright and the Estate of Donald Borland.
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Vonda N. McIntyre's THE MOON AND THE SUN: 1998 Nebula Award winner, now filming in France for a 2015 release!
John Williams: STONER (called "a perfect novel" by Morris Dickstein in The New York Times June 17, 2007), WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013, a #1 best-seller in Holland as of March 2013, #7 on the Der Spiegel hardcover best-seller list as of February 2014, best-seller in the UK, France, Italy, Israel, Spain, and in the Catalan language. Published in Turkey and Bulgaria, 2013. Forthcoming in Russia, Brazil, China, Korea, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Romania, Slovenia, Poland and the Czech Republic.
Williams' BUTCHER'S CROSSING, #3 best-seller in Holland, also published in the UK, Italy and in the Catalan language with more translations to come. AUGUSTUS (National Book Award 1973) and NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT also by John Williams.
Rachel Carson's SILENT SPRING--2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the first US publication of this classic; #91 Newsweek's 2011 list of the Top 100 Books of All Time!
Kirsten Kaschock: SLEIGHT, her debut novel; THE DOTTERY chosen by D.A. Powell for the 2013 AWP Donald Hall Prize for poetry, forthcoming 2015 from the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Barbara Hambly: the Benjamin January mystery series and the James Asher/Don Ysidro Vampire series
Caroline Stevermer: MAGIC BELOW STAIRS, SCHOLAR OF MAGICS, COLLEGE OF MAGICS and, with Patricia C. Wrede, the 3-book series beginning with SORCERY & CECELIA
Roy Swank, M.D.: THE M.S. DIET BOOK
Esther Forbes: JOHNNY TREMAIN
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Barbara Hambly's CRIMSON ANGEL, #13 in the Benjamin January mystery series, 2014, and THE KINDRED OF DARKNESS, #5 in her vampire series, Severn House, December 2013.
PAST MY DEFENSES trilogy by Wendy Sparrow, Entangled Publishing May 2014 and CURSED BY CUPID February 2014.
Annie Finch's SPELLS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, Wesleyan University Press, April 2013 and VILLANELLES, an anthology in the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets series edited by Annie Finch and Marie-Elizabeth Mali.
MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
STONER by John Williams, best-seller in France in a translation by French author Anna Gavalda (Le Dilettante, J'ai Lu and Loisirs) and also a best-seller in Spanish (Ediciones Baile del Sol), Italian (Fazi), Hebrew (Yedioth), #1 best-seller in Dutch (Lebowski), #7 in Germany (DTV), the UK (Vintage) and Catalan (Ediciones 62), Turkish (Koton Kitap) and Bulgarian (Labyrith). Forthcoming in Russian (Astrel) and Danish (Lindhardt & Ringhof). Finnish (Bazar), Norwegian (Cappelen Damm), Swedish (Natur and Kultur), Portuguese/Brazil (Editora Absurdaventura), Korean (Random House), Chinese (CM Publishing Co. Ltd., Complex Chinese Character rights, ex. Mainland China), Simplified Chinese Character rights (Horizon Media,ex. Hong Kong and Macau), Polish (Sonia Draga), Greek (Gutenberg), Slovene (Mladinska), Romanian (Polirom), Portuguese (Dom Quixote) and Czech (Kniha Zlin).

BUTCHER'S CROSSING by John Williams, published in Italian (Fazi, 2013) and Dutch (Lebowski, December 2013), Spanish (Lumen/Random House Mondadori) and in the UK (Vintage, December 2013). Forthcoming in German (DTV), Hebrew (Yedioth), Turkish (Koton Kitap), China (Horizon Media) and Brazil/Portuguese (Absurdaventura).

AUGUSTUS by John Williams, new US editon New York Review Books August 2014. Published in Italian (Castelvecchi), Hebrew (Yedioth), Spanish (Ediciones Pamies), Catalan (Ediciones 62) and in the UK (Vintage). Forthcoming in Dutch (Lebowski August 2014), German (DTV) and Bulgarian (Labyrinth).

KEY PERSONNEL
Fran Collin, AAR
Sarah Yake, AWP
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please send a query describing your project via email (text in the body of the email only--no attachments, please) to queries@francescollin.com **Please note that queries sent to an agency email address other than queries@francescollin.com will be deleted unread**