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Posts Tagged ‘Alexis Washam’

Random House To Publish Novel Retellings of Shakespeare Plays

Random House’s Hogarth fiction imprint will publish prose versions of William Shakespeare‘s plays, commissioning bestselling novelists to write The Hogarth Shakespeare.

The project will open with Anne Tyler rewriting  The Taming of the Shrew and Jeanette Winterson retelling The Winter’s Tale. The program will open in 2016, marking the 400th anniversary of the great author’s passing. Winterson had this comment in the release:

All of us have talismanic texts that we have carried around and that carry us around. I have worked with The Winter’s Tale in many disguises for many years. This is a brilliant opportunity to work with it in its own right. And I love cover versions.

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7 Editors & 3 Agents Named Jerusalem International Book Fair Fellows

Seven editors and three agents from the U.S. and Canada have won fellowships to attend this year’s Jerusalem International Book Fair.

Selected as Zev Birger Jerusalem International Book Fair Fellows, the will attend special programs and seminars at the 26th biennial event, held from February 10 through 15 this year.

The complete list of fellows follows below…

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Adam Eaglin Joins Elyse Cheney Literary Associates

Former Wylie Agency agent Adam Eaglin has moved to Elyse Cheney Literary Associates. He will work with authors of serious nonfiction and literary fiction.

Here’s more from the release: “His first sale at the agency is Lawrence Osborne’s next novel, The Ballad of a Small Player, to Alexis Washam at Hogarth. In addition to Osborne – whose novel The Forgiven was a 2012 “Best Books of the Year” pick by The Economist – clients include New Yorker staff writer Sasha Frere-Jones, Pulitzer Prize winning Edward R. Murrow Fellow Pir Zubair Shah, and novelist Bill Cotter, author of Fever Chart.”