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Full Agent Profile: Alice Tasman



NAME

Alice Tasman

AGENCY
Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
atasman@jvnla.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.jvnla.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Short Stories | Children's | Middle Grade
NONFICTION GENRES

Biography | Drama/Music | Memoirs | Pop Culture | Narrative

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She represents novelists, both literary and commercial, and she is always on the look-out for debut writers
    • Whether Adult, Young Adult, or Middle Grade, she is especially interested in fiction that combines strong writing, voice, and character with a great plot
    • She is also drawn to smart, off-beat non-fiction, particularly works of narrative non-fiction on biography, music, and pop-culture
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Does not represent science fiction/fantasy, self-help, or screenplays
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION
    • She is a graduate of Brown University and she has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Middle Grade
    Author of the Olivia Kidney series, SLOB, The Kneebone Boy and The Humming Room, Ellen Potter's new series OTIS DOODA: STRANGE BUT TRUE and OTIS DOODA: LETS IT RIP, pitched as Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Catcher in the Rye, if Holden Caulfield was in third grade, with illustrations by New Yorker cartoonist David Heatley, to Jean Feiwel at Feiwel and Friends, by Alice Tasman at Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency (NA).

    Fiction | Historical Fiction
    Author of The Coffins of Little Hope Timothy Schaffert's THE SWAN GONDOLA, depicting a tragic love story set amid the fanciful inventions, gothic amusements, spiritualists, flimflam men, and other crooked characters who populated the 1898 Omaha World's Fair, to Sarah Stein at Riverhead, by Alice Tasman at Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Chicago "Lit 50" writer (Newcity) and editor of Other Voices Books and The Nervous Breakdown, Gina Frangello's A LIFE IN MEN, which examines American illusions of safety and individual fulfilment in a world torn apart by terrorism, illness, addiction and alienation -- where "the things meant to save you can often kill you too," to Chuck Adams at Algonquin, at auction, by Alice Tasman at Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency (World English).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    50 Greenham Avenue: A Novel (P.S.)
    Author:   Emily Gray Tedrowe
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Family Saga
    Publisher:   Harper Perennial (June 29, 2010)
    This story explores the complex intertwining of love, family and class through its depiction of the shock waves caused by the marriage of one middle-class family's 78-year-old matriarch to a wealthy 81-year-old outsider
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    The Language of Secrets
    Author:   Dianne Dixon
    Genres:   Family Saga
    Publisher:   Doubleday (March 23, 2010)
    Justin Fisher has a successful career as the manager of a luxury hotel, a lovely wife, and a charming young son. While all signs point to a bright future, Justin can no longer ignore the hole in his life left by his estranged family. When he finally gathers the courage to reconnect with his troubled past, Justin is devastated to learn that his parents have passed away. And a visit to the cemetery brings the greatest shock of all—next to the graves of his father and mother sits a smaller tombstone for a three-year-old boy: a boy named Thomas Justin Fisher. What follows is an extraordinary journey as Justin struggles with issues of his own identity and pieces together the complex and heartbreaking truth about his family
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    Hooked
    Author:   Catherine Greenman
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Delacorte Books for Young Readers (August 9, 2011)
    When teenage couple Will and Thea decide to keep the baby, their concerned parents chip in what they can to keep Will in school and give both teenagers a comfortable place to raise their child. But when a freak accident leaves Thea shaken and threatens to upend their little family altogether, Thea is forced to turn to the last place she would have chosen for comfort: her stiff, uncompromising father.
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    LINKS
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