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Full Agent Profile: Sam Stoloff



NAME

Sam Stoloff

AGENCY
Frances Goldin Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
ss@goldinlit.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.goldinlit.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Short Stories | Multi-Cultural | Offbeat/Quirky | Graphic Novels
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Sports | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Politics | Science | Drama/Music | Multi-Cultural | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Current Affairs | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Nature/Ecology | Film & Entertainment | Cultural/Social Issues | Humor | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • This agency specializes in provocative social and political material
    • Likes quirky & controversial
    • Also interested in nonfiction pertaining to sociology, philosophy & cultural issues/topical nonfiction with progressive bent
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • This agency does not handle screenplays, art books, self-help, or genre fiction (mysteries, science fiction, romance, horror, etc.)
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • His clients include Monika Bauerlein, Susan Bordo, Pratap Chatterjee, Cliff Conner, Daniel Duane, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Susanne Freidberg, Bruce Grierson, Jean Harfenist, Deborah Harkness, Mary Hays, Kristin Henderson, Mike Hudson, Anna Lappe, Stephanie Mencimer, Carla Peterson, Gretchen Reynolds, and Siva Vaidhyanathan.
    EDUCATION
    • He has an MFA in creative writing and a Ph.D in American Studies, both from Cornell University


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | History | Politics
    Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College Evan Mandery's KILLING COURT, a dramatic narrative history of the Supreme Court's stunning decision in 1972 to effectively end capital punishment in America, and its reversal only five years later, to Alane Mason at Norton, by Sam Stoloff at the Frances Goldin Literary Agency (NA).

    Non-Fiction | Sports
    Bruce Grierson's WHAT MAKES OLGA RUN?, about a 93-year-old competitive athlete, Olga Kotelko, and the fascinating science surrounding the effects of exercise and the aging human body that holds clues for how we can live longer and lead healthier lives, to Gillian Blake at Holt, and to Craig Pyette at Random House Canada, for publication in Winter 2014, by Sam Stoloff at Frances Goldin Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Columbia MFA graduate Helene Wecker's THE GOLEM AND THE DJINNI, the story of a female golem and a male djinni, who arrive in New York in 1899 and pass for human, then meet and bond although they are from entirely different worlds, to Terry Karten at Harper, by Sam Stoloff at The Frances Goldin Literary Agency (World English).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Jesus Land
    Author:   Julia Scheeres
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Counterpoint (September 27, 2005)
    A searing memoir about growing up in a fundamentalist family in Indiana with two adopted black brothers
    View book at Amazon

    Lullabies for Little Criminals
    Author:   Heather O'Neill
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Harper Perennial (October 17, 2006)
    In her debut novel, This American Life contributor O'Neill offers a narrator, Baby, coming of age in Montreal just before her 12th birthday
    View book at Amazon

    While They're At War: The True Story of American Families on the Home Front
    Author:   Kristin Henderson
    Genres:   Current Affairs
    Publisher:   Houghton Mifflin (February 2, 2006)
    How military spouses and families survive when their loved ones are deployed abroad.
    View book at Amazon

    Too Late to Die Young
    Author:   Harriet McBryde Johnson
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Picador (February 21, 2006)
    A scintillating memoir-in-stories, by a fierce, funny and compelling writer on disability issues, who died too young in 2008, about her life as a polite but outspoken agitator.
    View book at Amazon

    Exit Wounds
    Author:   Rutu Modan
    Genres:   Graphic Novels
    Publisher:   Drawn and Quarterly; ZZZ edition (December 23, 2008)
    A haunting story about the unidentified victim of a suicide bombing, and two people who struggle to learn his identity. Winner of the 2008 Will Eisner Award for best graphic novel of the year.
    View book at Amazon

    Understanding the Crash
    Author:   Seth Tobocman and Doug Henwood
    Genres:   Graphic Novels
    Publisher:   Soft Skull Press (June 8, 2010)
    A progressive account in graphic form of how bad mortgages turned into our current global financial meltdown
    View book at Amazon




    LINKS
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