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Marly Rusoff Literary Agency

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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Lots of people may be thinking that we made up the movie SERENA, based on the eponymous novel by Ron Rash but after all these years those so called “producers” finally are doing something... it appears that some imminent release is underway this year in Europe and in February-March in the US.  Click here for a great trailer...

The movie based on Ron Rash’s novel THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT, called a coming-of-age thriller, starring Jeremy Irvine is planned for distibution by Millennium Entertainment in February 2015. See more here...

Laura Lane McNeal's DOLLBABY is one of Library Journal Best of Summer Debut Novels of 2014

Eli Wallach, our friend and client died at home in New York at 98 years. Adam Langer wrote a wonderful tribute to him; see it here... Also read the New York Times article here...

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

Laura Lane McNeal's DOLLBABY receives a Library Journal Starred Review (July 1, 2014)

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)

Margaret Wrinkle's WASH has been selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of ten best novels of 2013... see the article here...

Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA is on Entertaining Weekly “Summer Must Read” List with a reference to “Gossip Girl meets Gone Girl”! (May 24, 2013)

Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has received a Grade A and a stunning review from Entertaining Weekly. See it here...

Kimberly McCreight's RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA has been selected as an April 2013 Indie Next Title -- "Great Reads from Booksellers You Trust"
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…

Peter Troy's MAY THE ROAD RAISE UP TO YOU has been selected to receive the Michael Shaara Prize for Civil War Fiction (2013) awarded annually by Gettysburg College. More information on the prize can be found here: Peter acceptance speech is on his blog here...

Kirkus Reviews selected three novels by our authors for their list of the Best Fiction of 2013. The titles are: THE NIGHT OF THE COMET by George Bishop, THE SALINGER CONTRACT by Adam Langer and NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY by Ron Rash

Roland Merullo's VATICAN WALTZ has been selected by Publishers Weekly to their 2013 Best-Of Lists, naming it one of the 5 “Best of Religion” books for the year, alongside NYT bestseller Zealot (October30, 2013)

Roland Merullo's VATICAN WALTZ receives a Starred Publishers Weekly review (October 2013) a Starred Kirkus review and a Starred Library Journal review (November 2013)

Cassandra King's MOONRISE has been selected an OKRA pick for fall 2013. Okra Picks are chosen by Southern Indie Booksellers each season as the upcoming southern titles they are most looking forward to hand selling.

Robin Oliveira's I ALWAYS LOVED YOU received a Starred Booklist Review (December 15, 2013)

Robin Oliveira’s MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER has been selected to receive the Michael Shaara Prize for Civil War Fiction (2011) awarded annually by Gettysburg College. More information on the prize can be found here:
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 Minnesota Humanities Commission gives Marly Rusoff the Kay Sexton Award for fostering literary activity.  (We keep this old news here so that you see Marly's picture) Read more...

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