Bradford Literary Agency

Recent Deals

**Starred review from Kirkus for HERETICS ANONYMOUS

With a page-ripping plot and realistic character development, Henry’s funny, heartwarming tale of unlikely rebels soars: an auspicious debut.” – Kirkus, starred review

THE HATE U GIVE meets BLACK PANTHER in WINGS OF EBONY

J. Elle’s WINGS OF EBONY, about a black teen from a poor neighborhood who, after learning she is half-human, half-goddess, must embrace both sides of her heritage to unlock her magic and destroy the racist gods poisoning her neighborhood with violence, drugs, and crime, pitched as THE HATE U GIVE with a WONDER WOMAN lead and BLACK PANTHER/Wakanda world, to Denene Millner at Denene Millner Books, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).

New biography from Saadia Faruqi and family

Author of MEET YASMIN! Saadia Faruqi and her mother Aneesa Mumtaz’s collective biography celebrating Muslim visionaries, past and present, who have helped shape our current world, broken barriers, and forged new paths, to Rosemary Brosnan at Harper Children’s, in a very nice deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall of 2021, by Kari Sutherland at Bradford Literary Agency (world).

THE CHRISTMAS TRAP to be pubbed in December 2019

Barbara Dunlop’s THE CHRISTMAS TRAP, a holiday reunion romp, to Meghan Farrell at Tule, for publication in late 2019, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).

Translation: Taryn Fagerness Agency
Hebrew rights for FIX HER UP

Tessa Bailey’s FIX HER UP, to Ahavot (Israel), by Beverley Levit at The Book Publishers Association of Israel, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency.

LISTEN for Gabi Snyder’s new release

Gabi Snyder’s LISTEN, beginning with the noise of a busy morning, and drawing the reader closer as it encourages listening to quieter and quieter sounds, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin, to Sylvie Frank at Paula Wiseman Books, for publication in spring 2021, by Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency for the author, and by Steven Malk at Writers House for the illustrator (world).

Spanish rights for THE SHARP END OF LIFE

Dierdre Wolownick’s THE SHARP END OF LIFE, to Desnivel (Spain), by Sandra Bruna Literary Agency, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Jennifer Chen Tran at Bradford Literary Agency.

Danish rights for HEARTS, STRINGS AND OTHER BREAKABLE THINGS

Jacqueline Firkins’s HEARTS, STRINGS AND OTHER BREAKABLE THINGS, to Palatium (Denmark), by Monique Oosterhof at Mo Literary Services, on behalf of Taryn Fagerness Agency and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.

kc dyer has 80 DAYS IN APRIL

Author of FINDING FRASER kc dyer’s 80 DAYS IN APRIL, in which an adventure-averse book lover applies for a job with ExLibris Expeditions as a last-ditch attempt to help save her family’s book store and finds herself in a Jules Verne-inspired race against time—and a handsome rival—all the way around the world, again to Cindy Hwang at Berkley, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in late 2020, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).

Translation: Taryn Fagerness Agency
New book from Joanna Shupe

Author of A SCANDALOUS DEAL Joanna Shupe’s THE ROGUE OF FIFTH AVENUE, a new book in the Uptown Girls series of Gilded Age historical romances, pitched as loosely based on the Schuyler sisters of Hamilton and set in New York City, in which three wealthy uptown sisters each fall in love with a man from the other end of town, to Tessa Woodward at Avon, in a three-book deal, for publication in beginning May 2019, by Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency (world English).

Translation: Taryn Fagerness Agency