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Friday, April 29 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
3G: A Marketplace Primer for the Aspiring Writer of Literary Fiction FULL

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In this session, editor Peter Blackstock (Grove Atlantic) and Soumeya Roberts (Writers House), as well as additional guests TBA, discuss the publishing of debut fiction at a traditional house—the challenges and opportunities, what to do and what to avoid as a first time fiction writer. They will talk through the trajectories of some of the debuts they have agented and published, discuss the general publishing climate, and take questions from the audience.

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Peter Blackstock

Editor, Grove Atlantic
Peter Blackstock began his career as a literary scout in London, working for foreign publishers and a film company, and moved to New York and to Grove Atlantic in 2011. He is now a Senior Editor, working on fiction and nonfiction, books in translation, and drama, as well as our backlist. He is particularly interested in international settings and voices in literary fiction and serious nonfiction. | | His fiction acquisitions include Viet... Read More →
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Soumeya Roberts

Literary Agent, Writers House
Soumeya Bendimerad Roberts joined Writers House in 2015 and represents a diverse list of non-fiction, memoir, literary fiction, upmarket/book club fiction, and select realistic young-adult and middle-grade. Prior to joining Writers House, she was Director of Foreign Rights at the Susan Golomb Literary Agency, handling translation rights for best-selling, award-winning authors such as Jonathan Franzen, Rachel Kushner, William T. Vollmann, as... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
White Hill Room

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