Full Agent Profile: Judith Riven



NAME

Judith Riven

AGENCY
Judith Riven Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
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EMAIL
rivenlit@worldnet.att.net
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  • AGENCY WEB SITE




    FICTION GENRES
    Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Women's Fiction | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense
    NONFICTION GENRES

    History | Celebrity | Food & Lifestyle | Politics | Medical | Parenting | How-To | Self-Help | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Travel | Dating/Relationships | Current Affairs | Business | Women's Issues | Narrative | Finance | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Nature/Ecology | Cultural/Social Issues

    CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She represents a wide range of nonfiction, including narrative nonfiction, history, natural history, memoir, food and wine books, travel and lifestyle, social issues, politics and current events, parenting, intelligent self-help, relationship, psychology, medical/health, and fitness.
    • In fiction, she is particularly interested in literary fiction, historical fiction, henlit, commercial women’s fiction, mysteries, and thrillers
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Snail Mail: query with SASE

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Before becoming a literary agent, she served as executive editor at Hyperion and Avon Books, and was a senior editor at Dell/Delacorte.
    • Recent sales include The Sugar Fix (Rodale Press, health/diet), Amidst the Gathering Storm (Smithsonian, history), The Dark Rose of the Tudors (Bantam, history), The Triumph of Deborah (Plume, fiction), Decoding Love (Avery, nonfiction), The Tall Book (Bloomsbury, nonfiction), and Can-do Cookies (Wiley, cookbook).
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen
    Author:   Tom Douglas
    Genres:   Cookbooks
    Publisher:   Morrow Cookbooks; 1st edition (December 5, 2000)
    In his three Seattle restaurants, and now in his cookbook, Douglas capitalizes on the wealth of seafood and produce in the Northwest, while also emphasizing the robust fusion of tastes inherited from the city's multiethnic community
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    Help, It's Broken!: A Fix-It Bible for the Repair-Impaired
    Author:   Arianne Cohen
    Genres:   How-To | Women's Issues
    Publisher:   Three Rivers Press (September 27, 2005)
    A guide to the fundamentals of apartment/home repair for young women living on their own for the first time
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    The Triumph of Deborah
    Author:   Eva Etzioni-Halevy
    Genres:   Women's Fiction
    Publisher:   Plume (February 26, 2008)
    In ancient Israel, war is looming. Deborah, a highly respected leader, has coerced the warrior Barak into launching a strike against the neighboring Canaanites. Against all odds he succeeds, returning triumphantly with Asherah and Nogah, daughters of the Canaanite King, as his prisoners. But military victory is only the beginning of the turmoil, as a complex love triangle develops between Barak and the two princesses
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    The Tall Book: A Celebration of Life on High
    Author:   Arianne Cohen
    Genres:   Cultural/Social Issues
    Publisher:   Bloomsbury USA (December 23, 2008)
    A fascinating and informative look into the world of tall people; the first book of its kind to explain why tall people have an advantage over everyone else.
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    The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm: A Thousand Days in London, 1938-1940
    Author:   Will Swift
    Genres:   History
    Publisher:   Collins (April 29, 2008)
    Amabassador Joseph Kennedy, His Family and London During the Climactic Years, 1938 - 1940, a provocative new look at the Kennedy family's London years
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