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Full Agent Profile: Lane Zachary



NAME

Lane Zachary

AGENCY
Zachary Shuster Harmsworth
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EMAIL
lzachary@zshliterary.com
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  • AGENCY WEB SITE
    http://www.zshliterary.com/



    FICTION GENRES
    Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Romance | Thrillers/Suspense | Short Stories
    NONFICTION GENRES

    History | Celebrity | Biography | Science | Memoirs | Current Affairs | Women's Issues | Narrative

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

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Zachary’s strongest interests include literary and commercial fiction, memoir, biography, current events, history and women’s issues.
    • She is looking for books of nonfiction and fiction that are beautifully crafted and have the capacity to change the way we see and live in the world.
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    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Zachary represents New York Times bestselling author, Ha Jin, who won the National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award for his novel, Waiting (Pantheon), as well as the PEN Hemingway Award for Ocean of Words (Zoland), and a second PEN/Faulkner Award for War Trash (Pantheon). Ha Jin’s latest novel, A Free Life, is published by Pantheon. Zachary also represents prize-winning writer Leslie Epstein for his novels King of the Jews (Other Press), Pandaemonium (Norton), The Goldkorn Tales (Norton), San Remo Drive (Other Press) and Eighth Wonder of the World (Other Press); Mary Sullivan for her novels Stay (Zoland) which won the Rona Jaffe Award and Ship Sooner (William Morrow); Askold Melnyczuk for his novels Ambassador of the Dead (Counterpoint) and House of Widows (Graywolf); Lavanya Sankaran for her short story collection, The Red Carpet (Dial), and Susan McCarthy for her novels Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands (Bantam) and True Fires (Bantam).
    • Zachary’s additional fiction career highlights include the sale of two lost novels by Louisa May Alcott: the $1.5 million sale of A Long Fatal Love Chase (Random House) and the six-figure sale of The Inheritance (Dutton), Alcott’s first novel that she wrote when she was 17.
    EDUCATION
    • B.A. magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A. in English Literature from Boston University


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    God Gave Me Some Bad Advice
    Author:   Byron Harmon
    Genres:   Celebrity | Memoirs
    Publisher:   Agate Bolden (September 1, 2008)
    Today the executive producer of the nation's largest local morning news show on WCBS in New York, and the author of three novels, Byron Harmon looks back to tell his story--of a man who grew up in challenging circumstances, with all odds against him, and still found success--with warmth, generosity, humor, and grace
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    We Are Rich
    Author:   Dori Carter
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Short Stories
    Publisher:   Other Press (April 21, 2009)
    The leading lady of these 12 interconnected old money/new money tales by the author of Beautiful Wasps Having Sex is the tiny California town of Rancho Esperanza, home to a clutch of archetypes. From the grand old 1940s to the near-present, readers observe the too-good-to-be-true town filled with beautiful old-money Republicans as it changes over the decades ending with the Clinton years.
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    The House of Widows: A Novel
    Author:   Askold Melnyczuk
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Graywolf Press; 1st edition (March 4, 2008)
    Melnyczuk's ambitious third novel is a soulful noir about the damaging effects of history on one man's psyche. Cynical historian James Pak lives in Vienna and is still deeply affected by his father Andrew's suicide 16 years ago, and his confessional narrative, told mostly in flashbacks, fills the reader in on why he's still reeling. Just after Andrew's death, James takes possession of three of his dead father's belongings (a letter written in an unfamiliar language, a glass jar and military identification papers) and sets out to exhume his father's past.
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