Daily Archives: March 22, 2019

Literary agent Mark Gottlieb on Writers on Writing

New York City literary agent Mark Gottlieb joins me for the entire hour to talk about what he looks for in a client, the attraction–and danger–of trends, and so much else about publishing.

Here’s his bio:

Mark Gottlieb is a literary agent at Trident Media Group in New York City. He ranks highly among literary agents in overall deals and other categories. With that insight and initiative, Mark Gottlieb is actively building his client list of new authors. He manages and grows author careers at publishing’s leading agency. One of his core values is helping writers realize their book publishing dreams. Since his time at Trident Media Group, he has represented New York Times bestselling, as well as award-winning authors. He has also optioned and sold books to film and TV companies. He previously ran Trident Media Group’s Audiobook Department and before that worked in Foreign Rights. Prior to that he served as Executive Assistant to the literary agency’s Chairman. Agent Mark Gottlieb is actively seeking submissions in all categories. He is looking forward to bringing new authors to the curious minds of their future readers.

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(Broadcast date: July 17, 2019)

Shawn Levy, The Castle on Sunset, on Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM

Shawn Levy, author of The Castle on Sunset:Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont, joins Barbara to talk about his new nonfiction book. The only guest for the entire hour, they discuss “gathering string,” doing research, writing and revising.

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(Broadcast date: July 3, 2019)

Upcoming Speaker Series events

On Tuesday, July 16, poet Kim Dower will join us for a night of poetry. Kim is former West Hollywood poet laureate and has much to teach about what makes a good poem and how poetry feeds all writing, even if you have no intention of ever writing poetry.

Then, on August 20, Janet Fitch returns along with Leland de la Durantaye, to talk about the art, craft, and business of writing fiction.

I trust both events will help to make your summer a gratifying literary season. Visit the speaker series page for more info and to sign up. Seats are limited. Hope to see you there!