It is my pleasure to share with you a stellar list highlighting books we've given birth to over the years - an exceptional selection of quality fiction and non-fiction titles that have kept us extremely busy and have made us very proud. The last nineteen years have been quite rewarding; we've had the good fortune of representing the number-one hardcover and trade paperback books in America, as well as many other national bestsellers. We've also had the joy of seeing our clients' work sold to Hollywood and to foreign publishers, to national magazines and to audio companies.
We take great pride in serving our clients. Indeed, we are devoted to our authors who are gifted in the areas of fiction, biography, and memoir, as well as experts in their given fields. For those clients who are specialists, having a book under the wing can bring critical attention and financial support to their visionary ideas and significantly assist them in reaching their goals. For that is the ultimate goal of our agency: liberating writers to pursue, and to fulfill their dreams. When a client calls to say that, due to the success of his book, he is - at long last-building his dream home or starting a foundation to assist other writers, I am filled with no small joy. Nothing brings me more pleasure than to know that the agency is making our authors' dreams come true and their careers even more successful.
I have always had the utmost respect and admiration for writers and their ability to move us, persuade us, to rejoice in the human condition, and also to caution us when the culture strays from its highest values. Writers do a tremendous service by bringing us the latest news bulletin from the farthest regions of our hearts and minds. In so doing, they enrich and enlighten us in infinite ways.
When we work with an author, my associates and I serve as publishing liaisons, literary confidantes, trusted consultants, and we hope, as friends. First and foremost, we are the author's most passionate advocates, and with this in mind, I like to believe we also work on behalf of great ideas. I can think of no other profession that allows one to delve in such a vast range of interests or the opportunity to seed so many delicious ideas.
I hope you will enjoy reading the enclosed material. Developing informative, inspiring and entertaining books of global import is a fulfilling endeavor for all of us at the agency, and we look forward to many more such opportunities.
Wally Lamb is a nationally honored teacher, critically acclaimed writer and bestselling author.
His most recent book was the anthology, Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution (Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters) published by HarperCollins and featured on "Sixty Minutes." Lamb is known for his celebrated works of fiction: the number-one New York Times bestseller She's Come Undone (Pocket Books/Washington Square Press), which also graced the bestseller lists of USA Today, Publishers Weekly and other national lists, and was Oprah's Book Club pick #4; and I Know This Much is True (HarperCollins), also a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller and an Oprah Book Club pick.
Lamb has published his fiction and non-fiction in The
Weekend, Northeast, The
New York Times Magazine, and editor
of the poetry collection, Always Begin Where
You Are (McGraw Hill, 1979).
He was the director of the Writing Center at the Norwich Free Academy,
Norwich, Connecticut from 1989-1998, and is currently an Associate Professor
of Creative Writing at the University of Connecticut's English Department.
He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Education from the University of Connecticut
and an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College. Lamb lives in Connecticut
with his wife and three sons.