the two-book deal with Philomel

Monday, December 5, 2011


It is with tremendous happiness—and a sense of terrific good fortune— that I share the news that I will again be working with Philomel on two new books, a deal that was announced earlier today in both Publishers Weekly and Publishers Lunch.  My experience throughout the editing and pre-launch of Small Damages (due out July 19, 2012) has been unparalleled.  My respect for Tamra Tuller (my editor), Michael Green (Philomel president), and indeed the entire Philomel team—and author list—cannot be quantified.  My appreciation for their kindness and care, their intelligence and wisdom, and their faith in me is unspeakable.

It is a remarkable thing to be believed in by people this smart and this good. 

Here is the deal as Publishers Lunch noted it earlier today.  My thanks to my agent Amy Rennert for helping to make this happen, and for being there through all the years.

National Book Award finalist and author of more than a dozen books including the new YOU ARE MY ONLY and the forthcoming SMALL DAMAGES, Beth Kephart's two untitled novels, the first of which introduces a teenage graffiti artist living in Berlin in the early 1980s on the eve of a daring escape, to Tamra Tuller at Philomel, by Amy Rennert at the Amy Rennert Agency (World).

24 comments:

Elizabeth Mosier said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Jolly good, and all that! xo

Wendy said...

Oh Beth I am just so thrilled for you...this is such wonderful news. Congratulations.

Karen Harrington said...

Congrats! So happy for you.

A.S. King said...

SO excited to hear this, Beth! Congratulations.

Becca said...

What a splendid Christmas present for you :)

Melissa said...

Fabulous news! So very happy for you!

Pam said...

I am so excited to read this Beth!

The1stdaughter said...

Yay! Congratulations all around! This is the best news ever and so well deserved. You are amazing! Philomel is lucky to have you and it sounds like they know that. Yay! :o)

Amy said...

THIS NEWS MADE MY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats!

Beth F said...

Wow!!!! Congratulations. I'm so happy for you.

KFP said...

YES! Everything everybody said and more. This is wonderful and definitely well-deserved.

bermudaonion said...

What wonderful news! I'm thrilled for you!

Serena said...

I was so excited when I read this in Publisher's weekly yesterday!

Susan Campbell said...

Congratulations! Greatgreatgreat. (We're heading across the pond to see our son next week.)

Susan Campbell said...

(How weird. My google account appears to give 2 out of my 3 names. Add Bartoletti to that, just in case you don't know it's me!)

Sherrie Petersen said...

Wonderful news, Beth! I'm thrilled for you. Congratulations!!

Lilian Nattel said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to both books.

Karen Mahoney said...

So, SO happy for you dear Beth. Also happy for *us* that we get more wonderful books to read.

Hugs,
Karen

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations!! That's always great news. :)

Florinda Pendley Vasquez said...

Marvelous news--congratulations, and of course, I'm eagerly looking forward to reading them both!

patti.mallett_pp said...

Tears for you, Beth, the really sniffily kind.

You have worked so hard for all of this! I am thrilled for you!

Sarah Laurence said...

Congratulations, Beth, times two!

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