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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
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Welcome to The Book Group. We are a full-service literary agency founded in 2015 by longtime friends and publishing industry veterans Julie Barer, Faye Bender, Brettne Bloom and Elisabeth Weed. Since then we have expanded our agency to include Brenda Bowen, Dana Murphy, Jamie Carr and Nicole Cunningham, and our office manager Hallie Schaeffer.

We are passionately committed to fostering the careers of writers from a diverse range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, and we represent books for readers of all ages. Please explore our virtual bookshelves, where you’ll discover award-winning novelists and illustrators, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and book club favorites, bestselling thrillers, fantasy, horror, and young adult classics, inspiring memoirs and beloved cookbooks. Thank you for visiting us here. Happy reading.


years experience: 21
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate (Ballantine)
BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty (Putnam)
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press)
WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES by Georgia Hunter (Viking)
THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE by Emily Winfield Martin (Random House Children’s Books)
HILL WOMEN by Cassie Chambers (Ballantine)
GIRL IN SNOW by Danya Kukafka (Simon & Schuster)
SOLD ON A MONDAY by Kristina McMorris (Sourcebooks)
THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert (Flatiron)
CIRCE by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown)
FRIENDS AND STRANGERS by J. Courtney Sullivan (Knopf)
GENESIS BEGINGS AGAIN by Alicia D. Williams (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Simon & Schuster)
HOW TO DATE MEN WHEN YOU HATE MEN by Blythe Roberson (Flatiron)
THIS IS WHAT I KNOW ABOUT ART by Kimberly Drew (Penguin Workshop)
THE PERFECT MOTHER by Aimee Molloy (Harper)
NINTH STREET WOMEN by Mary Gabriel (Little, Brown)
WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House)
WRITERS AND LOVERS by Lily King (Grove Atlantic)
MADAME CLAIREVOYANT’S GUIDE TO THE STARS (Harper)
I WAS ANASTASIA by Ariel Lawhon (Doubleday)
MOTHER WINTER by Sophia Shalmiyev (Simon & Schuster)
OTHER WORDS FOR HOME by Jasmine Warga (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (Penguin Books)
NOTHING TO SEE HERE by Kevin Wilson (Ecco)
GRACELING by Kristin Cashore (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
WILD GAME by Adrienne Brodeur (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
LAYOVERLAND by Gabby Noone (Razorbill)
GOODNIGHT, IPAD by Ann Droyd (Penguin)
THE NEED by Helen Phillips (Simon & Schuster)
THE ROYAL WE by Jessica Cocks & Heather Morgan (Grand Central)
TANGERINE by Christine Mangan (Ecco)
PATSY by Nicole Dennis-Benn (Liveright)
THE LITTLE CLAN by Iris Cohen (Park Row)
SHAKING THINGS UP: 14 YOUNG WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD by Susan Hood (HarperCollins)
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
WANT ME by Tracy Clark-Flory (Penguin)
HOMELAND ELEGIES by Ayad Akhtar (Little, Brown)
FIREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER by Angeline Boulley (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
GOD SPARE THE GIRLS by Kelsey McKinner (William Morrow)
FLAMER by Mike Curato (Godwin Books/Holt)
SHUTTER by Melissa Larsen (Berkley)
LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND by Rumaan Alam (Ecco)
IN THE QUICK by Kate Hope Day (Random House)
DON'T ASK ME WHERE I'M FROM by Jennifer De Leon (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Simon and Schuster)
LYCANTHROPY AND OTHER CHRONIC ILLNESSES by Kristen O'Neal (Quirk)
SAFE AS HOUSES by J. Courtney Sullivan (Knopf)
QUIET RESCUER: THE STORY OF NICHOLAS WINTON AND THE CHILDREN HE SAVED FROM THE HOLOCAUST by Peter Sis (W.W. Norton)
AN ORDINARY AGE by Rainesford Stauffer (Harper Perennial)
SHE COME BY IT NATURAL by Sarah Smarsh (Scribner)
THAT KIND OF WOMAN by Helen Ellis (Doubleday)
YOUR CORNER DARK by Desmond Hall (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Simon & Schuster)
MAKING A SPECTACLE by Jessica Glasscock (Black Dog & Leventhal)
SOMETHING TO SAY by LIsa Moore Ramée (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)
THE SON OF GOOD FORTUNE by Lysley Tenorio (Ecco)
WINTERKEEP by Kristin Cashore (Dial)
ONE GOOD THING by Georgia Hunter (Viking)
MY FIRST 100 WORDS WITH MOTHER GOOSE by Rosemary Wells
OUTLAWED by Anna North (Harper)
THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR by Rose Carlyle (William Morrow)
TO SEE CLEARLY: A PORTRAIT OF DAVID HOCKNEY by Evan Turk (Abrams)
TELL IT TO ME SINGING by Tita Ramirez (Simon & Schuster)
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
Brenda Bowen, Senior Agent
Dana Murphy, Agent
Jamie Carr, Agent
Nicole Cunningham, Associate / Assistant to Julie Barer
Hallie Schaeffer, Office Manager/Assistant to Brettne Bloom and Elisabeth Weed
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Thank you for seeking us out, and for considering The Book Group as a place to send your work. Here are our submission guidelines:

When you’re ready to send us your submission, please email a query letter and 10 sample pages to submissions@thebookgroup.com. We ask that you put all the material in the body of the email, as we can’t open attachments.

Please include the name of the agent to whom you are submitting in the subject line. You can find a lot about what we’re looking for in our bios. It’s okay to submit to more than one of us at a time. Just let us know that you’ve sent your work to more than one of us. We also understand that you’ll likely be submitting your work to more than one agency at a time.

We only accept electronic queries sent to submissions@thebookgroup.com, with an agent’s name in the subject line. We don’t accept paper queries or queries by phone. While we represent a broad range of fiction and nonfiction, we do not represent theatrical work, or screenplays.

If you are an artist submitting a book dummy or a portfolio, please include a link to the dummy and to your website or portfolio. And picture book authors, please note: Brenda Bowen is not able to accept picture book text submissions at this time.