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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.”

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Party Like a New Yorker Editor

pleasestepbackd.jpgIn his Twitter essay this week, Dan Baum called the New Yorker office atmosphere “vastly strained,” and Susan Orlean objected. As a real life counterpoint, one New Yorker editor’s book party wasn’t a bit strained earlier this week.

GalleyCat Secret Agent Rachel Sklar prowled Ben Greenman‘s book party at Galapagos Art Space. The editor was celebrating the release of “Please Step Back,” and the two-level party was packed with literary types. Greenman even unveiled his theme song, “Please Step Back” by Swamp Dogg.

Here’s more from Rachel Sklar: “Who else was there–Sasha Frere-Jones (on stage w/ him); Jody Rosen (Slate); David Sax (Save The Deli), Alana Newhouse (Nextbook Editor in Chief), Dan Rollman (URDB); Lauren Mechling (“Dream Girl” ); Larry Smith (Six Word Memoirs). Greenman commented: ‘Brooklyn humiliates other cities in terms of how many people are doing good work.’”