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Full Agent Profile: Ellen Levine



NAME

Ellen Levine

AGENCY
Trident Media Group, LLC
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
levine.assistant@tridentmediagroup.com
  • Does not accept email queries.
  • AGENCY WEB SITE
    http://www.tridentmediagroup.com



    FICTION GENRES
    Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Multi-Cultural | Offbeat/Quirky
    NONFICTION GENRES

    History | Biography | Politics | Spirituality | Current Affairs | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology

    CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • In addition to excelling at representing literary fiction, Ellen says “I very much enjoy handling well-written popular commercial fiction and compelling non-fiction and have had great success in these areas."
    • My non-fiction interests include, among others, memoir, popular culture, narrative non-fiction, history, politics, biography, science, and the odd quirky book.
    • She also has a select list of children’s and young adult authors.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • http://www.tridentmediagroup.com/agents/ellen-levine
    • Ellen Levine has represented many award-winning authors whose books have become international best-sellers and have been made into major feature films. Her clients have won Pulitzer prizes, National Book Awards, National Book Critics Circle Awards, P.E.N. Faulkner and Hemingway Prizes, The Booker Prize, The Giller prize, Governor General Awards, the Newbery and recently, an Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection.
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Poet Steven Price's BY GASLIGHT, a literary historical suspense novel centered on the uneasy, complex relationship of William Pinkerton, the greatest detective of his age, and Adam Foole, a thief whose past is inextricably linked with Pinkerton's own, spanning twenty years and traveling between the diamond mines of South Africa in the 1870s to the battlefields of the Civil War, and the opium dens and sewers of late Victorian London, to Jonathan Galassi at Farrar, Straus, at auction, by Ellen Levine at Trident Media Group (US).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate, Yaddo fellow, and Salon contributor Kim Brooks's THE HOUSEGUEST, set on the eve of America's involvement in WWII, about a Jewish refugee claiming to be a lost diva of Europe's Yiddish stage who is taken in by a close-knit family in Utica, New York, but whose tragic past and hidden political agenda draw those she encounters into a web of psychological and sexual intrigue, highlighting a little-known aspect of the war, those of American Jews working to promote bold rescue initiatives to those trapped in Europe, to Dan Smetanka at Counterpoint, by Ellen Levine at Trident Media Group (NA).

    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    Peter Schrag's WHEN EUROPE BECAME A PRISONER: Father and Son Memoirs, 1940-1941, a joint memoir with his father, Otto Schrag, who had been interned at Saint-Cyprien, to Robert Sloan at Indiana University Press, by Ellen Levine at Trident Media Group (NA).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate Tony Tulathimutte's PRIVATE CITIZENS, a portrait of privilege, ambition, and friendship in the Bay Area, following four estranged college friends who unexpectedly reunite in millennial San Francisco: a reclusive computer addict; an activist who wants to change the world but gets stuck saving her ailing nonprofit; a woman who believes she'll be a canonical writer but spends most of her time hustling; and a shy engineer, who has managed to conceal a host of illnesses and his bizarre road-wandering past, to Margaux Weisman at William Morrow, by Ellen Levine at Trident Media Group (NA).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Jane Urquhart's THE NIGHT STAGES, set mainly at the wild westerly tip of Ireland in the 1950s centered on the end of an affair between an Englishwoman who was a WW II pilot and her married lover, a metereologist who becomes obsessed with the disappearance of his troubled brother, to Ileene Smith at Farrar, Straus, at auction, by Ellen Levine at Trident Media Group and, again to Ellen Seligman at McClelland & Stewart.

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS



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