Full Agent Profile: Barbara Braun



NAME

Barbara Braun

AGENCY
Barbara Braun Associates, Inc.
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
barbara@barbarabraunagency.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.barbarabraunagency.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Politics | Multi-Cultural | Memoirs | Art | Dating/Relationships | Women's Issues | Narrative | Psychology | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • Likes fiction that is strong on stories for women, historical and multicultural stories
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Does not represent poetry, science fiction, fantasy, horror or screenplays
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION
    • Holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction
    LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY by Susan Vreeland Viking/Penguin, May 2007, hardcover; Penguin paperback, February 2008. Translation rights controlled by publisher. Film rights controlled by BBA. Everyone knows this iconic Impressionist picture: a group of dashing young men in jerseys and boaters, and women in frilly dresses lounging in the dappled shade of a riverside restaurant near Paris on a Sunday afternoon. All the people in the picture were real Parisians of Renoir’s time—artists, journalists, actresses, friends—but what, apart from the artist’s urging, brought them all there that immortalized day? In the latest of her fictional excursions into the world of great art and its creators, Vreeland examines the mixture of relationships and motives that brought everyone together and in the process offers an unforgettable portrait of a cherished time and place. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rights to Italy (Neri Pozza), Germany (Heyne Verlag), Holland (Bzztoh) Israel (Kineret) and Portugal (Emergencia

    Fiction | Mystery
    The Lost Van Gogh author A.J. Zerries's STEALING FROM THE DEAD, about a world plot to steal the reparations made by Swiss banks to relatives of Holocaust victims, to again to Jim Frenkel at Tor, in a nice deal, by Barbara Braun at Barbara Braun Associates (NA).

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Girl in Hyacinth Blue
    Author:   Susan Vreeland
    Genres:   Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   MacAdam/Cage Publishing; (September 1, 1999)
    The tale of a Dutch painting of a young girl, possibly a Vermeer masterpiece, that survives through three and a half centuries of loss, flood, anonymity, secrecy, theft, even the Holocaust, and influences the lives of its often desperate owners whose are seduced by the painting's beauty and mystery
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    Rag and Bone: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery
    Author:   James Benn
    Genres:   Mystery
    Publisher:   Soho Press (August 17, 2010)
    Billy Boyle, special investigator with General Eisenhower’s staff, is not nearly as naive as he was at the beginning of World War II. So when he’s assigned to find the murderer of a Russian security officer in London during the buildup to D-Day, he recognizes that the stability of the Allied operation could hinge on this politically charged case.
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    Thicker Than Water (Five Star Mystery Series)
    Author:   Janet Majerus
    Genres:  
    Publisher:   Five Star; 1 edition (August 11, 2010)
    A children's author returns to her small Midwestern hometown to find murder on her doorstep
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    The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi's Venice
    Author:   Laurel Corona
    Genres:   Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   Voice (November 4, 2008)
    Corona’s richly historical novel imagines the lives of two sisters born in eighteenth-century Venice and left on the steps of the Ospedale della Pietà, a foundling hospital and musical academy. Each sister develops a breathtaking musical ability—the younger, more vibrant Chiaretta becomes a beautiful soloist; the elder, quieter Maddalena is a master of the violin. As their lives progress, the sisters find themselves on wildly different paths—Chiaretta marries into a wealthy Venetian family, and Maddalena studies under the brilliant composer and contentious priest Antonio Vivaldi, with whom she develops a forbidden attraction.
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