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13 North American Editors & Agents Receive Jerusalem International Book Fair Fellowships

Nine editors and four agents from the U.S. and Canada have won fellowships to attend this year’s Jerusalem International Book Fair. Running from February 20th to 25th, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the book fair.

Here’s more from the press release: “Altogether, 33 editors and 12 agents from 17 different countries were granted these special visiting fellowships for an international exchange of ideas with colleagues, including many alumni fellows, and Fair exhibitors, and to become more familiar with the Israeli publishing scene.”

The editorial fellows inclued: Reagan Arthur (Little, Brown), Kristin Cochrane (Doubleday Canada), Jonathan Jao (Random House), Jenna Johnson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Altie Karper (Schocken Books), Benjamin Schafer (Da Capo Press), Johnny Temple (Akashic Books), Iris Tupholme (HarperCollins Canada), and Emily Wichland (Longhill Partners).

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Rachel Maddow Book Delayed

pict-rmaddow-2.jpgFriends and foes of MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow will have to wait a little longer to read her book, as the anchor’s agent hopes to file the nonfiction book by the end of the year.

The New York Post caught up with Maddow’s agent, Laurie Liss from Sterling Lord Literistic. The agent said the book had evolved since the 2008 deal. Here’s a quote from Liss, from the article: “‘She’s been very busy lately,’ the agent said. ‘Hopefully, she will hand something in by the end of this year.’ The topic, she said, has ‘changed so many times. It’s non-fiction and it’s definitely not a memoir.’”

In October 2008, the host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” and former Air America host inked a book deal with Crown. According to a Publishers Marketplace (subscription only) the book will examine “how the United States has departed from its constitutional ideals and historical traditions to become a militarist nation, seemingly at peace with perpetual war.” (Via Blake Gernstetter)