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I wanted to share the exciting news that during August and September, The United Nations has sent Brandon Stanton on a World Tour. The trip will span over 25,000 miles and circumnavigate the globe. In his words "we hope this trip may in some way help to inspire a global perspective, while bringing awareness to the challenges that we all need to tackle together."

Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city




Brandon came to New York four years ago, at age 26, an amateur street photographer with the idea of creating what he calls “a visual census” of the five boroughs: What he has created has now become, in the words of The New York Times: "...an instant publishing phenomenon." HONY has been featured in The Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, he has appeared on Nightline, CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends, has been a "person of the week" on the ABC Nightly News and a Time Magazine "30 under 30 who have changed the world.

In the last six months HONY's facebook following has quadrupled, from one million followers to four. In Fall 2014, St. Martin's will re-promote and re-distribute HONY along with the FSG publication of LITTLE HUMANS. In 2015 a new major adult book will arrive, with the same lavish production quality and design, with a focus shift (as on the website) to include longer form stories along with the photos.




Piotr Wawrzeńczyk




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We are delighted to present you Dr. Angela Stent’s proposal for her first book for the trade PUTIN’S RUSSIA. 

How does Putin view the outside world and how do other countries view Russia? Why were initial Western expectations that a post-Soviet Russia would gradually become a liberal market democracy so wrong? And where will Russia move when Putin has left the Kremlin?

PUTIN’S RUSSIA will be the result of years of extensive academic work by one of the foremost experts on the subject, on the triangular political and economic relationship between the United States, Russia and Europe. PUTIN’S RUSSIA will outline the challenges for the next US president and for European and Asian leaders as they deal and will continue to deal with Putin's Russia—and with a post-Putin world. This book will explore these questions, seeking to explain contemporary Russia in its domestic and international context.

Dr. Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University, has been a member of the advisory panel for NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cold War Studies, World Policy Journal and Internationale Politik. She has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Russia and Central Asia. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Eurasia Foundation and of Supporters of Civil Society in Russia.

Dr. Stent received her B.A. from Cambridge University, her MSc. with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science and her M.A. and PhD. from Harvard University.

She is fluent in Russian, German, and French.


Proposal dostępny


Agata Żabowska 


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Frederic Beigbeder’s new novel is OONA & SALINGER, which Grasset & Fasquelle are to publish on 20 August.

It is already receiving a lot of attention and those publishers who have Scouts are making enquiries. 

Oona & Salinger
Grasset, August 2014

In an attempt to explain why JD Salinger seemed to vanish for a part of 1953, the author invents a doomed love affair with Oona, the daughter of the American playwright, Eugene O’Neill.

There comes a time when all men seem to wait expectantly for catastrophe to come and sweep away their problems. These periods are generally known as – the pre-war years. They are not an ideal time to fall in love.

New York City, 1940. At the swanky Stork Club, where the wealthy, the aristocratic, the show girls and the most dazzling stars of the time all mixed, Jerry Salinger meets Oona O’Neill and falls instantly under her spell. That day, like many others, Truman Capote is cavorting with the young girl, and Orson Welles’ cigar smoke floats in the air.

Salinger’s writer’s voice is starting to shine on the literary scene; Oona is struggling to accept her estrangement from her father, the famous American playwright Eugene O’Neill, who has condemned her lifestyle as depraved. Salinger and Oona’s brief romance blossoms the following summer, a few months before Pearl Harbour.

In early 1942, Salinger is called up to fight in Europe and Oona sets off to try her luck in Hollywood. Salinger begins writing to Oona, who at first answers briefly, before getting on with her own life, consumed by the passion and inconstancy of youth. He, normally so subdued, becomes verbose and describes the war in profound depth, devoid of any lightness. His solemnity and distance become incongruous with Oona’s carefree spirit and thirst for life. She is as light on her feet as in the days of balloon-catching at the Stork Club.

Their relationship is doomed to failure like the ashtray that Oona gives to Salinger, later shattered into pieces.

They don’t live happily ever after, and they don’t have any children. These two comets will never cross blazing paths again, but the aura of Oona will continue to haunt Salinger even in his darkest hours.




Renata Paczewska



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Joyce Carol Oates blends sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power in an incendiary novel that explores how the complexities of truth are lost in our hunger for sensationalism. 

Fourteen-year-old Sybilla Frye is discovered in an abandoned factory bound with rope, covered in blood and feces, her body scrawled with racial slurs. She refuses to speak to any policemen, providing the officer on duty with only three Post-Its, on which she has written, “WHITE COP,” “WEAR A BAGDE,” and “AGE 30 THEY WHITE THEY ALL WHITE.” Ednetta, Sybilla’s strong-willed mother, is mistrustful of the police, and thwarts all attempts by them to contact Sybilla. Ednetta also takes pains to keep Sybilla’s situation hidden from her longtime lover Anis Schutt, whose distrust of the Pascayne police force runs deep. Both Ednetta and Anis are also scarred from the race riots of twenty years prior.But despite Ednetta’s efforts, the community begins to talk about Sybilla’s story. Details and facts don’t add up. There is the undeniable peculiarity of the slurs being written upside down on her body. And one of Sybilla’s schoolmates is saying she came looking for a boy named Jaycee at the Mountainview Youth Facility the day after she was supposedly kidnapped. Attracted by the rumors inflaming the community, Maris Mudrick, a charismatic reverend, decides to take Sybilla under his wing. Marus sets up press conferences for Sybilla, organizes rallies and protests, and travels the country attempting to get someone to hold the Pascayne police force accountable for Sybilla’s ordeal. Fanned by Maris’s agitation and incitement, Sybilla’s story takes on a life of its own and spins out of control, leading to a shocking act of violence that splits the town in two.

THE SACRIFICE is a chilling exploration of modern racial and class tensions, the power of secrets, and the primal decisions of a mother desperate to protect her child.

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestsellers The Accursed and The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award.

We sold the author’s most recent novel, CARTHAGE, overseas as follows: French/Editions Philippe Rey; Greek/Patakis; Italian/Mondadori; Norwegian/Pax; Polish/Rebis; Spanish/Alfaguara; Swedish/Bonniers; UK/Fourth Estate




Agata Żabowska



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Michael captures—with a fan’s respect and a critic’s eye—the beating heart of a young girl on the precipice of greatness.

Becoming Meryl Streep

by Michael Schulman

I writing to share an exciting project with you by Michael Schulman, culture and entertainment writer for The New Yorker and The New York Times and Meryl Streep fan extraordinaire. The book, tentatively titled HER AGAIN: Becoming Meryl Streep, will reconstruct Streep’s formative years in a tight, dramatic narrative that explores how she became the cultural icon she became today.

Michael captures—with a fan’s respect and a critic’s eye—the beating heart of a young girl on the precipice of greatness.

Full manuscript will be available in November 2015.





Agata Żabowska

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