Full Agent Profile: Elyse Cheney



NAME

Elyse Cheney

AGENCY
Elyse Cheney Literary Associates
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
submissions@cheneyliterary.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.cheneyliterary.com/



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Short Stories | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Religion | Politics | Science | Multi-Cultural | Memoirs | Spirituality | Current Affairs | Business | Narrative | Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
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    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • My fiction interests range from the literary to upmarket commercial. I represent Suzanne Rivecca, former Stegner Fellow and author of the critically lauded collection DEATH IS NOT AN OPTION, Benjamin Kunkel, author of the highly acclaimed INDECISION, and Nathaniel Rich, author of THE MAYOR'S TONGUE and the forthcoming ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW. I was also the agent for Jess Row's THE TRAIN TO LO WU and Sister Souljah’s classic novel THE COLDEST WINTER EVER.
    • I am increasingly interested in commercial fiction, thrillers and women’s fiction.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/cheney/
    • My writers include journalists from top magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Harper’s, Vanity Fair, and the New Yorker. Recently published titles include Reza Aslan's ZEALOT (#1 New York Times Bestseller), Mark Leibovich's THIS TOWN (New York Times Bestseller), Adelle Waldman's THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P., Thea Goodman's THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE'S GONE, Emily Bazelon's STICKS AND STONES, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom's CITIZENVILLE, Masha Gessen's THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE, Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington's memoir GRACE, and D.T. Max's EVERY LOVE STORY IS A GHOST STORY: A LIFE OF DAVID FOSTER WALLACE.
    • Other bestsellers and major award winners include Mark Owen's NO EASY DAY: THE FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE MISSION THAT KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN (#1 New York Times Bestseller), Joshua Foer's MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN (Amazon #1 Bestseller, New York Times Bestseller), Manning Marable's MALCOLM X: A LIFE OF REINVENTION (Pulitzer Prize, New York Times Bestseller), Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's THE DRESSMAKER OF KHAIR KHANA (New York Times Bestseller), and others.
    EDUCATION
    • Studied English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, with a minor in business at the Wharton School and a minor in Art History.


    NEW DEALS
    Non-Fiction | History
    Yale Law School scholars Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro's THE WORST CRIME OF ALL: The Paris Peace Pact and the Beginning of the End of War, an intellectual history of an oft-overlooked treaty that changed the legality of war and shaped the contours of a new, more peaceful world order, to Ben Loehnen at Simon & Schuster, by Elyse Cheney at Elyse Cheney Agency

    Non-Fiction | History | Current Affairs
    NYT jazz critic Nate Chinen's PLAYING CHANGES, a portrait of jazz in the new millennium arguing that, far from reaching a terminus in the late 20th century, jazz has been hurtling through a bold evolutionary phase, to Erroll McDonald at Knopf, in an exclusive submission, by Elyse Cheney at Elyse Cheney Agency (NA).

    Non-Fiction | Religion | Spirituality
    Author of the NYT bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, Reza Aslan's THE STORY OF GOD, examining the origins and evolution of our ideas about God, and the startlingly similar ways human beings have defined him across vast distances of time and space, also asking what will become of our notions of God as our knowledge of the universe becomes ever more expansive, to Will Murphy at Random House, by Elyse Cheney at Elyse Cheney Agency (world).

    Non-Fiction | Memoirs
    National Magazine Award nominee, GQ contributing writer, and author of HIDDEN AMERICA Jeanne Marie Laskas's THE CURVE OF THE EARTH, the story of Connie Wolf, a glamorous and eccentric aviator and Zelig-like character who, when she was in her fifties, became the first American to pilot a gas balloon over the Swiss Alps, went on to set numerous world records for solo flight, and who fell into a deep, decade-long friendship with the author at the end of her life - an empowering friendship that would change both of them as the spirit of adventure, and the courage to escape the ordinary, is passed from old to young, to Andy Ward at Random House, by Elyse Cheney at Elyse Cheney Agency (NA).

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    Sanford J. Greenburger Associates