Full Agent Profile: Steve Wasserman



NAME

Steve Wasserman

AGENCY
Kneerim & Williams Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
wasserman@kwlit.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://kwlit.com



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Biography | Religion | Politics | Science | Memoirs | Pop Culture | Narrative | Cultural/Social Issues | Journalism

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
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    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Email: All queries should be sent via email to submissions@kwlit.com

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Former literary editor of the Los Angeles Times and a principal architect of the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • Former publisher and editorial director of Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Former editor in chief of New Republic Books, a subsidiary of the New Republic magazine and a co-publishing venture with Basic Books
    • Co-founder of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities
    EDUCATION
    • Graduate of University of California, Berkeley


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Prison Letters of Fidel Castro
    Author:   Fidel Castro (Author), Luis Conte Aguero (Epilogue), Ann Louise Bardach (Introduction)
    Genres:   History | Biography | Politics
    Publisher:   Nation Books (January 19, 2007)
    Early in Ann Louise Bardach's Cuban voyage she came across Cartas de Presidio or The Prison Letters of Fidel Castro. Edited by Luis Conte Aguero, who was the recipient of most of these twenty-one letters (nine to Conte Aguero, six to his late sister and close collaborator, Lidia, one to his wife Mirta, one to his comrade in combat, Melba Hernandez letters, one to the great scholar Jorge Manach), and they are regarded as the single most valuable and revelatory document regarding Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution.
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    God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
    Author:   Christopher Hitchens
    Genres:   Religion | Politics | Cultural/Social Issues
    Publisher:   Twelve Books, Hachette Book Group (May 1, 2007)
    Hitchens, one of our great political pugilists, delivers a rash of atheist manifestos.
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    Boots on the Ground by Dusk: The Remarkable Life and Death of Pat Tillman
    Author:   Mary Tillman, Narda Zacchino
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Hyperion (May 8, 2007)
    Mary Tillman’s story, as she describes her attempts to uncover the truth about what happened to her son, Pat Tillman, a star college football player turned pro who walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract after the 9/11 attacks, and instead, choose to enlist in the U.S. Army and was later killed in Afghanistan
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    The Pornography of Power: Why Defense Spending Must Be Cut
    Author:   Robert Scheer
    Genres:   Politics
    Publisher:   Twelve; Reprint edition (June 18, 2009)
    Veteran journalist Scheer (With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush, and Nuclear War) takes aim at America's defense policy and bloated military budget in this rigorously researched polemic
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    On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear
    Author:   Richard Ellis
    Genres:   Nature/Ecology
    Publisher:   Knopf; 1 edition (November 17, 2009)
    The story of an extraordinary animal and its struggle to survive in an increasingly dangered habitat
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    LINKS
    He is the editor of a weekly book review feature on the popular news blog, TruthDig http://www.truthdig.com/
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    Kneerim & Williams at Fish & Richardson