Full Agent Profile: Jessica Papin



NAME

Jessica Papin

AGENCY
Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
No
EMAIL
jpapin@dystel.com
AGENCY WEB SITE
http://www.dystel.com



FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Multi-Cultural
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Religion | Politics | Medical | Science | Multi-Cultural | Women's Issues | Narrative | Psychology | Health & Fitness | Cultural/Social Issues

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • She is interested in literary and smart commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, history with a thesis, medicine, science and religion.
    • She looks for passion, erudition, and storytelling skill.
    • She is also interested in health, psychology, and women’s issues.
    DOES NOT REPRESENT

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Former acquiring editor with the AOL Time Warner Book Group
    • She rejoined Dystel and Goderich after a three-year hiatus in Egypt, working for the American University in Cairo Press, where she oversaw the international rights sales of such authors as Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz and international best-selling author Alaa Al Aswany
    • Her stay in the Middle East (she still represents many works of modern Arab literature through the AUC Press) has given her an abiding interest in the history and politics of the region, as well as the broader Islamic world.
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Assistants: A Novel
    Author:   Robin Lynn Williams
    Genres:   Commercial Fiction | Humor/Satire
    Publisher:   Regan Books; (June 29, 2004)
    Five miserable 20-something's struggle as assistants in Hollywood in order to make their mark on the City of the Soulless
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    The Last of the Angels: A Modern Iraqi Novel
    Author:   Fadhil al-Azzawi
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Historical Fiction | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:   Free Press (July 22, 2008)
    Al-Azzawi left Iraq in 1977 for exile in Germany. This 1992 novel about 1950s Kirkuk was banned in Iraq: it covers a series of hilarious, surreal and sometimes horrifying adventures in a neighborhood of Arabs, Turkmen and Kurds during the fall of the monarchy and the rise of the Ba'ath Party.
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    The Yacoubian Building: A Novel
    Author:   Alaa Al Aswany
    Genres:   Literary Fiction | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:   Harper Perennial; First Paperback Edition edition (August 1, 2006)
    The book has been a best seller in its native Egypt and throughout the Arabic world since publication in 2002. Set in downtown Cairo at the time of the 1990 Gulf War, it reveals modern Egyptian life through the eyes of a diverse range of characters an aristocratic playboy, a gay newspaper editor, a religious zealot, childhood sweethearts all of whom live in the same apartment building.
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    Dystel & Goderich Literary Management