Steve Wasserman Literary Agent was an agent with Kneerim & Williams Literary in New York City before he became an editor at Yale University Press. He is no longer an agent. Literary Agent Steve Wasserman, the former longtime books editor at the Los Angeles Times (back in the years when the paper had a Sunday book review section), gave up the agenting game to become a full-time editor at Yale University Press. His first acquisition for Yale is “an intimate history of rock ‘n’ roll” by Greil Marcus, the longtime contributing editor to Rolling Stone. Wasserman has been a partner at Kneerim & Williams Literary Agency in New York since leaving the Times. He will continue to represent the estate of Christopher Hitchens. Publishing Agent Steve Wasserman is now an editor at Yale University Press.

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Steve Wasserman Literary Agent Biography

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Book Genres – Steve Wasserman Literary Agent

Steve Wasserman Literary Agent represented the following genres of books:

  • Nonfiction

Representative Sales – Steve Wasserman Literary Agent

  • HEART LIKE A WHEEL by Linda Ronstadt (Simon & Schuster)
  • THE ENEMY by Christopher Hitchens (Kindle Singles)
  • THE UNWINNABLE WAR: JAPAN’S WINDING ROAD TO PEARL HARBOR by Eri Hotta (Knopf)
  • LET THERE BE LIGHT: FILMING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by David Thomson (Farrar, Straus)
  • INDIA CALLING by Anand Giridharadas (Times Books)
  • YALTA 1945: THE PRICE OF PEACE by Serge Plokhy (Viking)
  • THE TOWER OF BABEL: BUILDING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Nicolai Ouroussoff (Farrar, Straus)
  • JUSTICE IN BABEL: ESPERANTO AND THE DREAM OF UNDERSTANDING by Esther Schor (Metropolitan)

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