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Full Agent Profile: Irene Skolnick



NAME

Irene Skolnick

AGENCY
Irene Skolnick Agency
2095 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY 10023
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EMAIL
submissions@skolnickagency.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://skolnickagency.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Young Adult | Gay & Lesbian | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Memoirs | Travel | Pop Culture | Narrative

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She represents literary and up-market fiction, history, memoir, biography, YA, and middle grade.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • No humor, science fiction, children's or New Age
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    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Author Maiya Williams' THE DAILY DYNAMITE, following a group of cub reporters from Kaboom Academy (an experimental middle school specializing in "Learnomology," "Thinkonomics," and "Edumechanics") as they uncover a shocking secret about their eccentric principal -- a secret that might tarnish the reputation of their beloved school, should they uphold the ethics of journalism and reveal the zany truth in their student newspaper, to Beverly Horowitz and Krista Vitola at Delacorte, by Irene Skolnick at Irene Skolnick Agency (NA).

    Fiction | Historical Fiction
    Jennifer Laam's THE FIFTH DAUGHTER OF THE TSAR, in which the lives of three charismatic women from different time periods converge, revealing an alternate history for the Romanov family - one in which a secret fifth daughter, smuggled out of Russia before the revolution, continues the royal lineage to dramatic and unexpected consequences, to Vicki Lame at St. Martin's, by Erin Harris at Irene Skolnick Agency.

    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    Author of PLANET OF THE BLIND Stephen Kuusisto's new memoir about the experiences he's had with his three guide dogs, framing a larger narrative about the history of the guide-dog field; the science of how these animals are bred, trained and selected; and stories of human-dog teamwork, to Karyn Marcus at Simon & Schuster, for publication in Fall 2013, by Irene Skolnick at Irene Skolnick Agency (World).

    Fiction | Historical Fiction
    Katherine Keenum's WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS, set in the late 1870s, in which a young American woman, a former student of Vassar College, travels to Paris to study painting at a time when women still faced societal restraints, and there meets and falls in love with an American Civil War veteran struggling to regain his equilibrium years after the horrors of war have taken their toll upon him, to Jackie Cantor at Berkley, by Irene Skolnick at Irene Skolnick Agency (NA).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Leaving Rock Harbor: A Novel
    Author:   Rebecca Chace
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   Scribner; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
    Set amid the early 20th-century in a small mill town, this story captures the fate of a young woman, Frankie, her family, and her lovers as they live through a World War, influenza, and, eventually, an economic depression.
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    Cold Blood: A Novel
    Author:   James Fleming
    Genres:   Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   Washington Square Press; Original edition (October 13, 2009)
    The sequel to the author's WHITE BLOOD, set in the early days of the Russian Revolution as the narrator seeks his revenge on the man who murdered his aristocratic family and attempts to locate a fortune in missing Tsarist gold
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    The Other Side of the Island
    Author:   Allegra Goodman
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Razorbill (September 4, 2008)
    A post-apocalyptic dystopian tale told from the perspective of Honor, a girl whose parents have been abducted by Earth Mother, the corporation that controls the world and its new weather
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    The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
    Author:   Allegra Goodman
    Genres:   Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   The Dial Press; 1 edition (July 6, 2010)
    Still in her 20s, Emily Bach is the CEO of Veritech, a Web-based data-storage startup in trendy Berkeley. Her boyfriend, charismatic Jonathan Tilghman, is in a race to catch up at his data-security company, ISIS, in Cambridge, Mass. When Emily confides her company's new secret project to Jonathan as a proof of her love, the stage is set for issues of loyalty and trust, greed, and the allure of power.
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    PREVIOUS AGENCIES & ADDRESSES
    Irene Skolnick Agency (old address)
    121 West 27th Street, Suite 601
    New York, NY 10001

    Irene Skolnick Agency (old address)
    22 West 23rd Street, 5th floor
    New York, NY 10010