Emma Sweeney

Emma_SweeneyShe graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in English Literature. Emma is also a writer whose own books include Tulipa (Artisan, 2000) and As Always, Jack (Little, Brown, 2002; Back Bay Books, 2003; Axios Press 2012). Emma Sweeney Agency LLC was formed in 2006 and is a boutique literary agency based in New York City, which has had six New York Times bestsellers, including In The Shadow of the BanyanHow It All BeganWater for ElephantsApe HouseMaking Rounds with Oscar, and The Joy of Living. Our authors have won The Booker Prize and the American Book Award, been short-listed for the National Book Award and the Orange Prize, and are Guggenheim Fellows as well as the recipients of NEA grants. We specialize in general fiction, historical fiction and narrative nonfiction projects including memoir, history, science and religion. We work with co-agents in every territory, from the UK and Australia to Germany, Spain, France, Italy, eastern Europe, and Asia, and make dozens of foreign rights sales (as well as audio and first serial sales) for our clients every year.

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