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Full Agent Profile: Geri Thoma



NAME

Geri Thoma

AGENCY
Markson Thoma Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
geri@marksonthoma.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.marksonthoma.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Short Stories | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Politics | Multi-Cultural | Current Affairs | Women's Issues | Narrative | Nature/Ecology | Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent is closed to queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • In terms of fiction, she is ONLY interested in literary fiction and short stories
    • She has a particularly strong interest in American history
    • In terms of non-fiction, she’s interested in biography--both literary and political; the occasional beautifully written memoir; the cleverer sorts of sociology; and narrative journalism across an extensive range of subjects, including foreign reporting, science, and this American life
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • She represents a wide-ranging list of American historians who are some of the best of their generations, on subjects that range from the Founding Fathers to post-War politics, race, and religion, and narratives of exploration, the grand stories of the great American Wars.
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | History
    Historian at the War College Michael Neiberg's TERMINAL, a history of the Potsdam Conference in 1945, showing how the summit laid the groundwork for the Cold War rivalries that defined the postwar world, to Lara Heimert at Basic, by Geri Thoma at Markson Thoma (NA).

    Non-Fiction | Current Affairs
    Council on Foreign Relations fellow and Columbia University professor of economics Jagdish Bhagwati with former chief Economist at the Asian Bank and current professor of economics at Columbia University Arvind Panagariya's WHY GROWTH MATTERS, a controversial analysis of the sixty-year history of the attempt to end poverty in India, with vital insights into what really produced the Indian economic miracle, and lessons for development everywhere, to Clive Priddle at Public Affairs, by Geri Thoma at Markson Thoma (World).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction | Family Saga
    Ann Packer's THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE, following four siblings, the children of a nearly perfect doctor father and his increasingly unhappy wife: the novel moves from a long day in childhood to a week some thirty years later when the adult siblings are re-united and the youngest introduces a troubling issue, moving to Nan Graham at Scribner, in a major deal, by Geri Thoma at Markson Thoma (NA).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Memory Keeper's Daughter
    Author:   Kim Edwards
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Family Saga
    Publisher:   Penguin (Non-Classics) (May 30, 2006)
    The tale of the birth of fraternal twins, a healthy boy and a girl with Down syndrome, resulting in the father's disavowal of his newborn daughter
    View book at Amazon

    Madison and Jefferson
    Author:   Andrew Burstein, Nancy Isenberg
    Genres:   History | Biography
    Publisher:   Random House (October 26, 2010)
    A dual biography of our third and fourth presidents exploring their friendship and partnership in power
    View book at Amazon




    LINKS
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Elaine Markson Literary Agency