PublishersLunch reported a few interesting deals in the last couple of days.
–Willie Nelson’s The Tao of Willie was sold to William Shinker at Gotham Books for publication in 2006. Represented by David Vigliano of Vigliano Associates. No word if the book contains info on settling pesky disputes with the IRS or not.
–Susan Kouguell’s The Savy Screenwriter: How to Sell Your Screenplay (and Yourself) Without Selling Out! was, ahem, sold to Sheila Curry Oakes at St. Martin’s Press. Represented by Ted Gideonse at the Ann Rittenberg Literary Agency.
–Michael Thomas’s debut Man Gone Down about a four-day journey of an unnamed narrator who is trying to reconcile his past while he finds himself broke and living in the bedroom of a friend’s six-year-old child was sold to Elisabeth Schmitz at Grove Atlantic. Represented by Eileen Cope at Trident Media Group.
–National Book Award Nominee Kevin Young sold two collections, Confederate Dead and Dear Darkness to Deborah Garrison at Knopf. Also represented by Eileen Cope at Trident Media Group.
–Scott Heim’s We Disappear about a troubled young meth-addict who returns to his hometown in Kansas to tend to his dying mother but finds himself increasingly drawn into her obsession with investigating the cases of missing children. Represented by Dorian Karchmar at William Morris Agency.