December MeetingPresenter: Malaga Baldi, Independent Agent and owner of the Baldi Agency
Malaga Baldi has worked as an independent literary agent since 1986. The Baldi Agency is an eclectic agency specializing in literary fiction, memoir and cultural history with over forty clients. She worked as a cashier at Gotham Book Mart, in the Ballantine Books Publicity Department, as an associate at Candida Donadio & Associates and the Elaine Markson Agency before going out on her own. Baldi graduated from Hampshire College and lives in NYC with her spouse, daughter and aged black standard poodle.
Baldi works with large and small houses alike -- from Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Knopf, Harper Collins, Simon Schuster to Skyhorse, Cleis Press, Bellevue Literary Books and the University of Wisconsin Press. Award Winning William J. Mann's biography of Marlon Brando, THE CONTENDER is due out in 2019 from Harper Collins. Mann's WISECRACKER, KATE are currently in development for the screen. Mann's TINSELTOWN received an Edgar Best Fact Crime Award and is optioned for television. Kia Corthron's THE CASTLE CROSS THE MAGNET CARTER won the Center for Fiction First Novel Award, Blanche Boyd's TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN was selected as an Amazon best May 2018 novel and Baldi received the Publishing Triangle Leadership Award earlier this spring.
Topic: What is Voice?
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