Malaga Baldi has worked as independent literary agent since 1986. The Baldi Agency is an independent and eclectic agency specializing in literary fiction, memoir and cultural history. Her first publishing job was as a cashier at Gotham Book Mart. Baldi also worked in the Ballantine Books Publicity Department, as an associate at Candida Donadio & Associates and the Elaine Markson Agency before going out on her own. Baldi believes the strength of the author's voice and the heart of the story to be important factors when considering new work. Baldi graduated from Hampshire College and lives in NYC.
Recently Farrar Straus and Giroux acquired Glenn Kurtz's THREE MINUTES IN POLAND: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Home Movie. Last year Kurtz donated his grandparent's home movie of a trip to Poland to the Holocaust Museum. Staff and visitors viewed the short film and some recognized living relatives. In his multi-layered book Kurtz shows how archival film is saved and how the language of memories becomes history. Click here to see the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's video about Kurtz and his movie.
Kate Bornstein's A QUEER & PLEASANT DANGER is to be released shortly in Germany and is a finalist for the Judy Grahn nonfiction 2013 Publishing Triangle award. Bornstein's revamped MY NEW GENDER WORKBOOK is due out from Routledge this spring.
Many great and wonderful reviews abound for Barrie Jean Borich's stunning BODY GEOGRAPHIC just published by the University of Nebraska Press. Click here to check out the book trailer.
Suzanne Scanlon's PROMISING YOUNG WOMEN is part of the Dorothy Project's great 2012 launch.
Ray Coppinger's new and improved FISHING DOGS will be reissued by Skyhorse Publishing in September. The University of Chicago Press will issue his next two books on dog ethology and behavior.
Turkish rights have already been sold for Joe Markulin's first novel, MACHIAVELLI: A Renaissance Life is to be published by Prometheus Books in September.
Also in September: ALL OR NOTHING: The Art & Life of Romaine Brooks by Cassandra Langer will be published by The University of Wisconsin Press.
Patty Dann, Kate Bornstein, Martin Moran, William Mann and Felice Picano have audio books in the works with Audible.com.
William Mann's WISECRACKER, HELLO GORGEOUS, and KATE have been optioned for film and/or musical development.
Diversion Books has picked up Geoffrey Huntington's RAVENSCLIFF fantasy series for an ebook launch this fall.
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