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Full Agent Profile: Amanda "Binky" Urban



NAME

Amanda "Binky" Urban

AGENCY
International Creative Management (ICM)
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
aurban@icmtalent.com
  • Does not accept email queries.
  • AGENCY WEB SITE
    http://www.icmtalent.com/



    FICTION GENRES
    Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Family Saga | Thrillers/Suspense
    NONFICTION GENRES

    History | Celebrity | Biography | Politics | How-To | Memoirs | Business | Pop Culture | Finance

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

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Handles many debut novels as well as established authors and celebrities
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Snail Mail: query with SASE

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • She also represents established contemporary authors such as Tobias Wolff, Cormac McCarthy, and Bret Easton Ellis
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Family Orchard: A Novel
    Author:   Nomi Eve
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Family Saga
    Publisher:   Alfred A. Knopf; 1st ed edition (September 26, 2000)
    History and fiction merge to create the family legends of six generations of Jews in Jerusalem
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    The Little Friend
    Author:   Donna Tartt
    Genres:   Commercial Fiction
    Publisher:   Alfred A. Knopf; 1st ed edition (October 22, 2002)
    In a small Mississippi town, Harriet Cleve Dusfresnes grows up in the shadow of her brother, who—when she was only a baby—was found hanging dead from a black-tupelo tree in their yard; his killer was never identified, nor has his family, in the years since, recovered from the tragedy
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    Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our Recent History
    Author:   Kati Marton
    Genres:   Politics
    Publisher:   Pantheon; Rough-cut edition (September 18, 2001)
    How presidential marriages have affected the tone, character, and policies of twelve administrations, from Woodrow and Edith Wilson to George W. and Laura Bush
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    Caucasia
    Author:   Danzy Senna
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Riverhead Books; (February 1, 1998)
    In 1970s Boston, Birdie and Cole are the daughters of a black father and a white mother, but to the outside world they can't be sisters: Birdie appears to be white, while Cole is black; when the parents' marriage dissolves, the girls are separated along racial lines, forcing Birdie to embark on a journey to reunite with her sister
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    Find a Husband After 35 Using What I Learned at Harvard Business School
    Author:   Rachel Greenwald
    Genres:   Dating/Relationships
    Publisher:   Ballantine Books; 1st edition (September 16, 2003)
    Harvard MBA and author Greenwald advises women to make a 12-18-month mission of finding a husband
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    The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life
    Author:   Suze Orman
    Genres:   How-To | Finance
    Publisher:   Free Press; (February 25, 2003)
    Financial advisor and best-selling author Orman gives her unique brand of financial wisdom and introduces readers to the eternal laws of money, which transcend time, gender, and cult
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    Wait Till Next Year
    Author:   Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster; (June 2, 1998)
    Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Goodwin's memoir of growing up in love with her family during the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans
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    Grace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House
    Author:   Sally Bedell-Smith
    Genres:   History | Biography
    Publisher:   Random House (May 4, 2004)
    Vanity Fair contributing editor Smith has written a glossy, gossipy, but serious account of the Kennedys’ White House Years
    View book at Amazon

    Alibi: A Novel
    Author:   Joseph Kanon
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense | Military/Espionage
    Publisher:   Henry Holt and Co. (April 12, 2005)
    Adam Miller, a war crimes investigator, is drawn into romance, murder, and political cover-ups amid the streets and canals of post-WWII Venice
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    Backward-Facing Man: A Novel
    Author:   Don Silver
    Genres:   Thrillers/Suspense
    Publisher:   Ecco (September 1, 2005)
    When legal secretary, Stardust, encounters a disheveled man on a Philadelphia commuter train who notes cryptically that he knew her deceased mother, Stardust attempts to to piece together the story and uncovers the secrets in her mother's past as well as find her mother's former radicial lovers
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    A Family Daughter: A Novel
    Author:   Maile Meloy
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Family Saga
    Publisher:   Scribner (February 7, 2006)
    The Family Santerre, first introduced by Maile Meloy in her 2003 novel, Liars and Saints, is back again, inspected and reported on from another angle
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    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    International Creative Management (ICM) (old address)