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Friday, May 5 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
4A: A Marketplace Primer for the Aspiring Writer of Literary Fiction FULL
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In this session, editor Peter Blackstock (Grove Atlantic) and Soumeya Roberts (Writers House), as well as additional guests TBA, discuss the publishing of debut fiction at a traditional house—the challenges and opportunities, what to do and what to avoid as a first time fiction writer. They will talk through the trajectories of some of the debuts they have agented and published, discuss the general publishing climate, and take questions from the audience.

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Peter Blackstock

Editor, Grove Atlantic
Peter Blackstock is a senior editor at Grove Atlantic in New York. His list includes fiction, nonfiction, and drama, with a focus on international writing and books in translation. Among his authors are the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Academy Award-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg, and the Booker-longlisted writer Eve Harris, alongside house authors like Will Self, Tom Stoppard, and the estates of William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. In translation, his authors include Julia Franck, Marceline Loridan-Ivens, Andrus... Read More →
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Soumeya Roberts

Literary Agent, Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency
Soumeya Bendimerad Roberts is both agent and rights director at the Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency. She worked formerly for Writers House, where she represented a diverse list of non-fiction, memoir, literary fiction, upmarket/book club fiction, and select realistic young-adult an... Read More →

Friday May 5, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
White Hill Room

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