Full Agent Profile: Susan Ramer



NAME

Susan Ramer

AGENCY
Don Congdon Associates, Inc.
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
dca@doncongdon.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://doncongdon.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Humor/Satire | Historical Fiction
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Memoirs | Women's Issues | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Cultural/Social Issues | Humor

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
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    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She represents writers of literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction (contemporary and historical), and narrative non-fiction.
    • She is drawn to an authentic voice, unforgettable characters and a well-crafted story that is emotional in unpredictable ways.
    • For non-fiction, her interests include social history, cultural history, smart pop culture (music, film, food, art), women’s and family issues, psychology and mental health, and memoir with a distinctive theme; she particularly likes a narrative that combines a personal thread with reporting and analysis of a broader social or cultural issue.
    • In everything, Susan appreciates a sense of humor, especially when it’s on the dark side.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • Romance, self-help
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    FACTS/TIDBITS
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Lynn Messina's BLEAK, pitched as a modern twist on Dickens' Bleak House, with a humorous bite, the story of a young woman's unexpected education through the absurd process of optioning her novel in Hollywood, to Diversion Books, for publication in Summer 2012, by Susan Ramer at Don Congdon Associates.

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    National Book Award winner for Fiction Ellen Gilchrist's VICTORY OVER JAPAN, to Steven Gillis and Dan Wickett at Dzanc Books, in a nice deal, in a twelve-book deal (digital), for publication in Fall 2011 through Spring 2012, by Susan Ramer at Don Congdon Associates.

    Fiction
    Guggenheim Fellow Robert Downs's TO PLAY THE GAME WELL, about a 70-year-old man hoping to transcend the ordinary accomplishments of his life on the day he plays 36 nerve-wracking holes in a last chance attempt to prove himself as a golfer, to Stephanie Lehmann at Diversion Books, for publication in February 2012, by Susan Ramer at Don Congdon Associates.

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Help
    Author:   Kathryn Stockett
    Genres:   Historical Fiction
    Publisher:   Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam (February 10, 2009)
    This NYT bestselling debute novel captures the relationship between black domestics and white families during the civil rights era
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