The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program will continue its Spring 2015 Writers in Camden series on Wednesday, March 11th, with a Publishing Panel consisting of Jeff Kleinman, Anjali Singh, and James Marcus.
Jeff Kleinman is one of the founders of Folio Literary Management, LLC, an agency that is forward-thinking and able to offer services that “traditional” literary agencies don’t provide. Kleinman represents projects with unique voices, strong characters, unusual premises, and books that offer up some new perspective. Over the course of his career he’s represented many successful novels, including: Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain and Elizabeth Lett’s The Eighty Dollar Champion, both New York Times best sellers.
Anjali Singh started her career in publishing in 1996 as a literary scout; she then moved on to be an editor at Vintage Books (where she acquired Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun), and later worked as a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Simon & Schuster, where she acquired and edited many literary authors, among them Samantha Hunt, Preeta Samarasan, Brigid Pasulka, Jim Gavin, Elissa Schappell, and Lara Vapnyar. She is currently Editorial Director at Other Press, where she gets to work on international fiction, and is especially excited about the following forthcoming titles: Andrea Gillie’s The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay, Saleem Haddad’s debutLast Stand at Guapa, and Baz Dreisinger’s nonfiction reportage on prisons around the world, tentatively titledIncarceration Nations.
James Marcus is the executive editor of Harper’s Magazine, where he acquires and edits reportage, essays, memoir, criticism, and fiction. He is the author of Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut, as well as seven translations from the Italian, the most recent being Giacomo Casanova’s The Duel. His next book, Glad to the Brink of Fear: A Portrait of Emerson in Fifteen Installments, will be published in 2016.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Stedman Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building. All Writers in Camden series events, which are free and open to the public, are followed by a question and answer session and reception.