Andrea Walker has joined Azantian Literary Agency as agent. She was previously an agent at Olswanger Literary.
William Morris Endeavor named 25 new partners across the agency, including Margaret Riley King in the books department. WME also told staff that the pay reductions imposed in April will be restored starting January 1.
Barack Obama shared his favorite books of the year. His picks include novels by Brit Bennett, Raven Leilani, and Kawai Strong Washburn, all featured in our Buzz Books 2020 Spring/Sumer anthology.
Homeland Elegies, by Ayad Akhtar
Jack, by Marilynne Robinson
Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson
The Splendid and the Vile, by Erik Larson
Luster, by Raven Leilani
How Much of These Hills Is Gold, by C Pam Zhang
Long Bright River, by Liz Moore
Memorial Drive, by Natasha Trethewey
Twilight of Democracy, by Anne Applebaum
Deacon King Kong, by James McBride
The Undocumented Americans, by Karla Cornejo Villavicendo
The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett
The Glass Hotel, by Emily St. John Mandel
Hidden Valley Road, by Robert Kolker
The Ministry for the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson
Sharks in the Time of Saviors, by Kawai Strong Washburn
Missionaries, by Phil Klay