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Full Agent Profile: Robin Straus



NAME

Robin Straus

AGENCY
Robin Straus Agency, Inc.
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
info@robinstrausagency.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.robinstrausagency.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Historical Fiction
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Science | Parenting | How-To | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Dating/Relationships | Current Affairs | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Cultural/Social Issues

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Robin Straus Agency, Inc. represents high quality adult fiction and non-fiction including literary and commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, women's fiction, memoirs, history, biographies, books on psychology, popular culture and current affairs, science, parenting, and cookbooks.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • They do not represent juvenile, young adult, science fiction/fantasy, horror, romance, westerns, poetry or screenplays.
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Prior to becoming an agent, she served as a subsidiary rights manager at Random House and Doubleday and worked in editorial at Little, Brown. She was an agent at the Wallace & Sheil Agency before founding Robin Straus Agency, Inc. in 1983.
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Orange Prize longlisted novel Anna Stothard's THE PINK HOTEL, set against the neon-glare of a drought-ridden Los Angeles, the story of a 17-year-old London girl who flies to L.A. to attend the funeral of a mother who abandoned her; as she tracks down her mother's past lovers, the foundations of her own personality become dangerously unmoored, to David Rogers and Kianoosh Hashemzadeh at Picador USA, by Robin Straus at Robin Straus Agency (NA).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    2011 International Prize for Arabic Fiction award winner Raja Alem's THE DOVE'S NECKLACE, set in the rapidly changing city of Mecca, to Stephanie Gorton at Overlook, by Robin Straus at the Robin Straus Agency (World English).

    Non-Fiction | Dating/Relationships
    Author of Hooking Up Amber Madison's ARE ALL GUYS ASSHOLES, a dating guide for women based on interviews with hundreds of American men, that disproves stereotypes about males and dating -- i.e., that guys are only interested in casual sex, not love or relationships-and shines a light on men's real feelings, to Gabrielle Moss at Tarcher, by Robin Straus at Robin Straus Agency (NA).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Becoming Jane Eyre: A Novel
    Author:   Sheila Kohler
    Genres:   Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   Penguin (Non-Classics); 1 edition (December 29, 2009)
    South African Kohler's well-written seventh novel takes the lives of the Brontës: Charlotte, Emily, Anne, Branwell and their father, and substitutes imagination for facts.
    View book at Amazon

    The Double Comfort Safari Club: The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel
    Author:   Alexander McCall Smith
    Genres:   Mystery
    Publisher:   Anchor; Reprint edition (March 8, 2011)
    New challenges and an exciting adventure await Botswana lady detective Precious Ramotswe in this eleventh entry in the much-beloved series.
    View book at Amazon

    Eva Scrivo on Beauty: The Tools, Techniques, and Insider Knowledge Every Woman Needs to Be Her Most Beautiful, Confident Self
    Author:   Eva Scrivo
    Genres:   Women's Issues | Pop Culture
    Publisher:   Atria (April 5, 2011)
    From the famed New York City hair & makeup artist and beauty expert, a head-to-toe guide to gorgeous hair and skin, beautiful makeup, and a healthier body and mind.
    View book at Amazon




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