Full Agent Profile: Anna Stein


Anna Stein

Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd

Literary Fiction | Commercial Fiction | Humor/Satire | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Multi-Cultural | Offbeat/Quirky

History | Biography | Humor

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    • Anna joined the agency in June 2009 as a senior agent heading up the New York office of Aitken Alexander Associates. Previously, she was an agent and foreign rights manager at the Irene Skolnick Literary Agency, and also sold foreign rights for the Gail Ross Literary Agency and the Folio Literary Management.

    Fiction | Literary Fiction | Young Adult
    Martha Schabas's VARIOUS POSITIONS, a literary debut about a gifted but disastrously naive student in an elite ballet academy who, in her newfound sexual attraction to her instructor, loses her passion for dance as she tries to straddle the terrifying faultline between girlhood and womanhood, to Frances Foster Books, for publication in Spring 2012, by Anna Stein on behalf of Clare Alexander at Aitken Alexander (US).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction | Family Saga
    Aatish Taseer's A TREMOR IN THE EARTH, a family saga about India, Pakistan, and a young man straddling these two worlds as he attempts to make his way in an environment full of toxicity and moral danger, to Mitzi Angel at Faber, for publication in Fall 2011, by Anna Stein on behalf of Andrew Kidd at Aitken Alexander Associates (NA).

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Author of Book of Clouds (winner of France's Prix du Premier Roman Etranger/Best Foreign Debut Novel) Chloe Aridjis's ASUNDER, about two museum guards in London for whom life and art begin to overtake each other in surreal and unsettling ways, to Lauren Wein at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, by Anna Stein at Aitken Alexander.

    Fiction | Literary Fiction
    Stegner Fellow and graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop who has been awarded a Pushcart Prize Jack Livings's THE DOG, a collection of stories set amongst the intense family loyalties and exploding economy of modern China, and an untitled novel that unfolds during the catastrophic 1978 blizzard in New York, to Courtney Hodell at Farrar, Straus, in a pre-empt, by Anna Stein at Aitken Alexander (world).

    The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea
    Author:   Philip Hoare
    Genres:   Science | Nature/Ecology
    Publisher:   Ecco (February 8, 2011)
    A young boy's first glimpse of a whale in captivity matures into a writer's paean to the giants of the deep in this poetic blend of nautical history, literary allusion, personal experience, and natural science by British biographer Hoare
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    Our Times: The Age of Elizabeth II
    Author:   A.N. Wilson
    Genres:   History | Biography
    Publisher:   Picador (January 4, 2011)
    A. N. Wilson’s Our Times is a scholarly, dark, and at times mordantly funny view of Britain’s recent history
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    Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way
    Author:   Molly Birnbaum
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Ecco (June 21, 2011)
    Molly Birnbaum’s fascinating journey, told with charm and compassion, is ultimately a story of triumph. A book for food lovers, sensualists, and all of us in search of our true heart’s desire
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    The Invisible Kingdom: From the Tips of Our Fingers to the Tops of Our Trash, Inside the Curious World of Microbes
    Author:   Idan Ben-Barak
    Genres:   Science
    In this illuminating book, Ben-Barak (Small Wonders) writes with verve, enthusiasm and humor about critters that most people find frightening, repugnant, and worthy of mass slaughter via antibiotic hand sanitizer, and assures us that without these microbes, "we'll all be dead within days, if not hours."
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    The Butterfly Cabinet: A Novel
    Author:   Bernie McGill
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Free Press (July 5, 2011)
    Zoetrope All-Story Short Fiction Contest winner Bernie McGill's first novel THE BUTTERFLY CABINET, based on a true event, revealing what really happened on the last day in the life of 4-year-old girl, from the alternating points of view of her mother, accused of killing her, and a former nanny who wants to unburden herself of a 70-year secret
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    Book of Clouds
    Author:   Chloe Aridjis
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Grove Press, Black Cat (March 3, 2009)
    Aridjis's lithe debut novel is a brooding, dreamy tale of a young Mexican woman in Berlin, burrowing an escape from the siblings and expectations awaiting her back home.
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