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Harrison Scott Key hilarious article on fatherhood in Outside Magazine,

The World’s Largest Man by Harrison Scott Key selected by the Southern Independent Booksellers as a 2015 Spring Okra Pick!

Nora Pouillon (My Organic Life) cited by James Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro as one of five women who have inspired her, “Nora has often been called the “godmother of organic food,” a description that doesn’t nearly do her justice. When I met Nora several years ago, I was struck by her determination to make our food world a better, healthier place. Her energy in all matters organic is thrilling to watch. She was clearly a woman way ahead of our time when through grit and determination she created the first certified organic restaurant in America. Restaurant Nora just celebrated its 30-year anniversary. Who couldn’t be more inspired by her pioneer spirit!”

Deborah Grosvenor moderating panel at Books Alive! 2015 Conference in Washington, DC

Deborah Grosvenor will be a panelist at the Virginia Festival of the Book, March 22, 2015

Meg Noonan’s book, The Coat Route, wins American Society of Journalists and Authors award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year features more recipes and photos from Mimi Thorisson’s October feature here

Want to know more about turning an article into a book?  Agent Berta Treitl weighs in at the Open Notebook

Mimi Thorisson wins Saveur magazine’s 2013 Best Food Blog Award – Best Regional Cuisine

Baseball as a Road to God by John Sexton, Tom Oliphant and Peter Schwartz hits New York Times bestseller list

Baseball as a Road to God selected by Publisher’s Weekly as a Top Ten Sports Book for Spring

Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for the Apocalypse by Jay Rubenstein wins Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Emerson Book Award 

Foreign Affairs names Trita Parsi’s A Single Roll of the Dice:  Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran a Best Book of the Year

Boston Globe names Steven Kemper’s A Labrynth of Kingdoms a Best Nonfiction Book

Paul Dickson’s Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick wins prestigious Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year

Vanity Fair names Ken Foster’s I’m A Good Dog a Best Book

Booklist selects Scott Wallace’s The Unconquered:  In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes as one of year’s Top 10 Literary Travel Books

Scott Wallace’s The Unconquered: In Search Of The Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes wins two prestigious prizes: The Lowell Thomas Award from the Explorer’s Club and the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award from the Society of American Travel Writers

Five years after publication Carolyn Jourdan’s Heart in the Right Place still going strong, hits #7 on Wall Street Journal bestseller list

Deborah Grosvenor interviewed on subject of book publishing on JOY Radio, New Orleans

Steve Kemper’s A Labyrinth of Kingdoms (WW Norton) selected as Book of the Week by The Times,  Calls it “[A] majestic account…an enthralling adventure, captivatingly told.”

Paul Dickson’s Bill Veeck:  Baseball’s Greatest Maverick on page A-1 New York Times,

Grosvenor Literary Agency cited in New World Review’s article on the state of book publishing, Don’t Sing the Blues for the Blue Pencil Yet by Sarah Vogelsong

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In Memoriam–To Tom Clancy, whose quick wit and innate story-telling ability created a whole new genre, the techno-thriller, which launched him permanently onto bestseller lists. Working with him was a great honor and changed my life in book publishing forever. We will miss him and his talent. Read more about Clancy here. Deborah Grosvenor

Deals /Upcoming Books

The Long Road to Camelot: How JFK’s 1956-60 Campaign Revolutionized American Politics by Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie (Simon & Schuster)

Leo Durocher: The Man They Loved to Hate by Paul Dickson (Bloomsbury)

A Field Guide to Decorating by Lauren Leiss (Abrams)

Running Man by Charlie Engle (Scribner)

The Art of War, A Novel by Stephen Coonts (St. Martin’s)

Naturally Italian: Vegetarian Recipes from an Italian Farm by Valentina Solfrini (Avery/Penguin Random House Group)

Untitled work by Jonathan Green on Bronx crack era and gangs (WW Norton)

The Strategy of Victory: How George Washington Won the American Revolution by Thomas Fleming (Da Capo)

The Longest Campaign: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten War in New Guinea, 1942-1945 by James P. Duffy (NAL/Penguin Random House Group)

A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham by Steve Kemper (WW Norton)

Untitled new work exploring the evolution of the American army and navy in the first part of the nineteenth century by Willard Sterne Randall (WW Norton)

The Earth is Weeping: The Indian Wars of the American West by Peter Cozzens (Knopf)

Untitled new work on Iran by Trita Parsi (Yale University Press)

Bread, Toast, Crumbs by Alexandra Stafford (Crown Publishing Group)

Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream: Crusade, Prophecy, and the Medieval Discovery of the West by Jay Rubenstein (Oxford University Press)

Ask the Astronaut: A Galaxy of Astonishing Answers to the Secrets of Spaceflight by Thomas Jones (Smithsonian Books)

Democracy and Its Demons: Six Unexpected Encounters with Abraham Lincoln by Elizabeth Pryor (Viking Press/Penguin Group)

Sugarcraft by Maggie Austin (Houghton Mifflin)

Defiant Love: The Untold Story of the Vice President Who Married a Slave by Charlotte Hays (Regnery)