On June 2nd, at the Lammy Award Ceremony held in the Cooper Union Auditorium, Barrie Jean Borich's BODY GEOGRAPHIC published by the University of Nebraska Press received the 2014 Lambda Lesbian Memoir/Biography Award.
Kate Bornstein was presented the Pioneer Award by her life partner, Barbara Carrellas who said that when people are asked what Kate Bornstein means to them, "the overwhelming answer is 'Kate Bornstein saved my life.'" Bornstein's call to action to stop the history of shaming with regard to sex and gender brought the audience to a standing ovation. Follow this link to read more.

Dan Callahan's first novel, TAKE THEM DOWN, will be published by Magnus Books. About VANESSA: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave, David Thompson writes that Callahan "seems to me a leader among young writers on film. No enthusiast will pick up this deceptively modest book without going to the video resources and tracking the turbulent career of our most challenging actress."

William J. Mann signed contracts with Random House for THE CONTENDER: The Life of Marlon Brando (2018) and ALICE & ELEANOR: The War of the Roosevelts (2016) with Harper Collins.

The University of Chicago Press acquires two titles: ANSLINGER NATION: A Documentary History of Harry J. Anslinger and Prohibitionist Drug Policy by Alexandra Chase (2015) and BRAVE FACE: Beards, Shaving & The Cultural History of Manliness by Christopher Oldstone-Moore.

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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.

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Conferences attended:
• 2014, Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, University of Rhode Island
• 2014, Clarksville Writers Conference, Nashville Tennessee
• 2014, American Society of Journalists and Authors, New York City
• 2014, Unicorn Writers Conference, Portland, Connecticut
• 2013, Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon
• 2012, Las Vegas Writers Conference  Las Vegas, Nevada
• 2012, San Miguel de Allende Writers conference, Mexico