Algonkian Faculty 2007
Agent Kathleen Anderson has been in the publishing business since 1979--first as an editor at W.W. Norton, and then as a senior editor at Poseidon. Her agency, Anderson Grinberg Literary Management, represents more than 100 authors, and they are actively looking for literary fiction, general women's fiction, and commercial fiction (psychological suspense, romantic suspense, historical romance, and chick-lit).
Robert Bausch has taught literature and creative writing at George Mason University, The University of Virginia, and The American University. He is the author of six novels, including ON THE WAY HOME, THE LIVES OF RILEY CHANCE, A HOLE IN THE EARTH, THE GYPSY MAN (winner of the 2003 DLB Award for Distinguished Fiction). His collection of short stories, THE WHITE ROOSTER AND OTHER STORIES won the DLB Award for Distinguished Short Fiction in 1995.
Eve Bridburg is Boston's foremost creative writing guru, now a literary agent at Zachary Shuster Harmsworth agency and actively seeking new works of literary fiction, memoir, biography and creative nonfiction. Recent fiction sales by ZSH and Eve include include Jon Keller's THE BLUEST STATE, BREAD AND DREAMS by Jonatha Ceely (Bantam), CI an army counterintelligence series by David DeBatto and Pete Nelson (Warner), CRABS IN A BARREL by Byron Harmon (Agate Publishing), DYING LIGHT AND OTHER STORIES by Donald Hays (McAdam/Cage), HOUSE OF MANY GODS by Kiana Davenport (Ballantine), MY LIFE ON MARS by Alicia Metcalf Miller (Plume), and THE WINTER CHAMBER by Alisa Libby (Dutton Children's Books). Eve is also the founder of Grub Street Writers, Boston's only independent writing center.
Walter Cummins is Emeritus Professor of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University as well as editor emeritus of THE LITERARY REVIEW. He has published approximately 100 stories in such magazines as KANSAS QUARTERLY, OTHER VOICES, CROSSCURRENTS, FLORIDA REVIEW, SOUTH CAROLINA REVIEW, VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW, and many more. His story collections are titled WITNESS and WHERE WE LIVE. Early in his career, two novels, A STRANGER TO THE DEED and INTO TEMPTATION, came out as paperback originals. He also has published memoirs, essays, articles, and reviews.
Elise Capron is an agent for the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency--widely regarded as the best on the west coast. Their authors include Amy Tan, Kate White, Janell Cannon, and many more. Elise is list-building and looking for new manuscripts. She is Sandra’s assistant and specializes in literary and women’s fiction.
Susanne's short fiction has been published in numerous journals, including American Short Fiction, Notre Dame Review, descant, Feminist Studies, Carve and others. Her short stories have won honors and distinctions including second place American Short Fiction Prize, finalist Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award, short-listed for Carver Award and distinguished story in Best American Short Stories series. Her first novel, LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP, won the Hemingway First Novel Award and her second novel, GRAVITY HILL, is currently under consideration for publication. She teaches creative writing at the University of Connecticut and directs the Study Abroad writing program in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Award winning author Elizabeth Evans has published three novels with HarperCollins:SUICIDE'S GIRLFRIEND, ROWING IN EDEN, and CARTER CLAY, which was selected by The Los Angeles Times for "The Best Books of 1999." Other works include THE BLUE HOUR (Algonquin) and the story collection LOCOMOTION (New Rivers). Her awards include an NEA Fellowship and a James Michener Fellowship.
Kate Gale is 2005-2006 President of PEN USA and president of American Composers Forum. She is the founder of Red Hen Press, The Los Angeles Review, the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Series, the Geffen reading series, and the Writers in The Schools program for underserved communities. Her RIO DE SANGRE, an opera with Don Davis, was performed in part at Disney Hall November of 2005 and her opera PARADISES LOST was performed in part at the New York City Opera in May of 2006. She holds a Ph.D in literature from Claremont Graduate University.
Deborah Grosvenor has worked in the book publishing industry for over twenty years, as an agent, an editor, and selling foreign and subsidiary rights. As an editor, her best-known acquisition was a first work of fiction, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER by Tom Clancy, when she was director of book acquisitions and subsidiary rights at the Naval Institute Press. Deborah also signed up best-selling author Homer Hickham's first work, TORPEDO JUNCTION, and helped launch best-selling author Stephen Coonts's first novel, FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER. The Grosvenor Literary Agency was formed in 1996, and has a stable of about three dozen authors. It handles commercial and literary fiction and nonfiction.
Donna Levin has published two novels with major New York houses, and has also published two books about writing, GET THAT NOVEL STARTED and GET THAT NOVEL WRITTEN. She has taught fiction writing for ten years at University of California and hosts the Literary Luncheon series at "A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books" in San Francisco.
Darlin Neal's fiction has appeared in THE SOUTHERN REVIEW, SHENANDOAH, PUERTO DEL SOL, NIGHT TRAIN, and other literary journals. She has taught writing and fiction at University of Mississippi, University of Arizona, JMU, New Mexico State, and is currently on the Artist Roster for the Mississippi Arts Commission. She served as a writer-in-residence for the NEA and Mississippi Arts Commission's AllWrite Program for literacy. She holds a doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA from the University of Arizona. Her students have gone on to win O'Henry and Mary McCarthy awards. Darlin will be leading the short fiction workshop.
Michael Neff is Editor-in-Chief of DEL SOL REVIEW, the founder and director of WEBDELSOL.COM (#10 in the Writer's Digest Fiction Top 50 and the largest publisher of periodical contemporary literature in the U.S.) and the founder and chief editor of ALGONKIAN WORKSHOPS. He is publisher of several national literary magazines at WEBDELSOL including IN POSSE REVIEW, DIAGRAM, LA PETITE ZINE, 5_TROPE, and DEL SOL REVIEW. His own work has appeared in THE LITERARY REVIEW, NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, MUDLARK, QUARTERLY WEST, PITTSBURGH QUARTERLY, CONJUNCTIONS, AND AMERICAN WAY MAGAZINE. In 2001, he served as the Writer's Digest Finalist Fiction Judge.
Kaley Noonan is a professional arts and entertainment writer who holds an M.A. in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College. Several of her short stories have appeared in 3AM MAGAZINE and DUCTS MAGAZINE and her first novel, THE GHOST TRAP, is currently being reviewed by literary agents. A veteran of several Algonkian workshops, she works closely with Michael Neff as an online editor for the e-workshops. She resides in Maine where she hosts "Fiction Nuggets," zine-inspired mini-fiction slams.
Writer, actor, director Michael O'Keefe fresh off his MFA from Bennington has starred in such American classics as Iron Weed, The Great Santini, and Caddyshack. His latest film with George Clooney is currently in post production and his latest fiction has appeared in such journals as NYC's famous Bomb Magazine. [more]
After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in English, Charles broke into the world of magazine writing: NEW YORK MAGAZINE, ESQUIRE, NEW YORK, GQ, and a variety of others. This experience eventually led to books, the most recent ghostwritten book making the NYT bestseller list. Charles has been a Visiting Professor of writing at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence, The New York Writers Workshop, and the Writer's Voice. His clients for editorial work include such publishers and literary agencies as Viking/Penguin, Dell, Simon and Schuster, Henry Holt, St. Martin's, M. Evans, Trident Media Group, Peter Rubie Agency, Graybill & English, and the Spieler Agency, among others.
Tina Dubois Wexler
Tina is actively list building at ICM. Her tastes are eclectic--most types of fiction, nonfiction, and even YA. Recent sales include the first two books in Susan Runholt's mystery series, THE MYSTERY OF THE THIRD LUCRETIA and RESCUING SENECA CRANE (Viking), and commercial fiction sales including Donna Gephart's AS IF BEING 12 ¾ ISN'T BAD ENOUGH (Delacorte), Robin Friedman's THE GIRLFRIEND PROJECT (Walker), Sanjay Patel's THE LITTLE BOOK OF HINDU DEITIES (Plume), and many more. Prior to joining ICM over three years ago she worked at the Ellen Levine Literary Agency, Trident Media, and the Karpfinger Agency. She earned an MFA before becoming an agent.