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Our literary agency represents a select group of quality fiction and non-fiction writers. Our clients include award-winning and best-selling authors, and while we take delight in discovering new talent, we are particularly interested in helping established writers expand readership and develop their careers.
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Dear Friends,

Pat Conroy left this world Friday March 4, 2016 at 7:42 pm surrounded by his family and friends in his Beaufort home overlooking the marshes he so loved.

There are a few rare individuals who care so deeply about others that their very existence makes life bearable for the rest of us by reasons of grace, wisdom and understanding. It feels like love. When we lose such a person our grief is nearly unbearable. Pat had the ability throughout his life to make everyone he encountered, including each reader, feel truly seen; without that profound recognition our souls may become untethered and float away, frightened and alone.

Perhaps his ultimate and enduring gift is to simply remind us of the remarkable ability of one person, using the transformative power of words, to significantly alter our universe.

To say Pat will be missed is the grandest of understatements.

Marly Rusoff

It is June 20, 2016 and we, together with the family and friends are working on establishing the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, SC. We need all the help you can  give us in carrying on Pat Conroy Legacy…
Meg Waite Clayton's THE RACE FOR PARIS  wins a 2015 Honorable Mention from David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Historical Fiction - See it here...

Ashley Warlick's THE ARRANGEMENT received a Starred Publishers Weekly Review
(December 21, 2015)

Ashley Warlick's THE ARRANGEMENT has been selected as an Indie Next pick for February 2016

Wall Street Journal had an interview with Ron Rash on September 4, 2015. See it here...

Ron Rash's story collection SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE receives a Booklist Starred Review (November 15, 2015)

Ron Rash speaks about his new story collection SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE and his writing life with Kerri Miller of Minnesota Public Radio. See here a great interview...

Pat Conroy, a former point guard on the Citadel’s basketball team (class of 1967) and an avid fan of the sport will be honored in November 2014 by his alma mater when he is inducted as an honorary member of The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame… See Post and Courier (SC) report on this here…

Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has hit the New York Times bestseller list at #11  shortly after its December 2013 paperback publication
(January 19, 2014)

Laura Lane McNeal's DOLLBABY has received the following recognition in its first week of July 2014 publication: Okra number one pick, Indie Next Pick, Library Reads top ten pick, A "must read book of the week" by New York Post

Publishers Marketplace - March 14, 2014 - Film rights - Kimberly McCreight's forthcoming first YA speculative fiction trilogy THE OUTLIERS
, to Lionsgate, with Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman at Mandeville Films and Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea at Pacific Standard producing, by Shari Smiley at Resolution, on behalf of Marly Rusoff at Marly Rusoff & Associates.
For "the love of books" as Pat Conroy says... we would like to share with you some of the most interesting, unusual, beautiful bookstores of the world and we hope the link here will stay active forever... Click to the site please!

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THE LOFT, the country’s largest nonprofit literary arts center, is set to celebrates its 40th birthday in August. It was started by Marly Rusoff when, as a young bookseller in Minneapolis, she gathered a number of poets and writers in a room above her campus bookstore... see more... Also see Star Tribune article on The Loft 40th anniversary here....

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