• The Secret Life of Pronouns
  • EcoMind
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough
  • The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
  • The Gin and Chowder Club
  • Red-Robed Priestess
  • Going Rouge: An American Nightmare
  • A Nation of Deadbeats

Mullane Literary Associates

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All That She Carried
    National Book Award Winner.
  • Winner National Book Award for Nonfiction
  • Winner PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
  • Winner Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction
  • Winner Darlene Clark Hine Award for Best Book in
    African American Women's and Gender History (OAH)
  • Winner Lawrence Levine Award for the Best Book in
    American Cultural History (OAH)
  • Shortlisted Lynton History Prize/J. Anthony Lukas Awards
  • Finalist Kirkus Prize
  • One of the Ten Best Books of the Year,
    The Washington Post, Slate, Vulture, Publishers Weekly, Book Riot
  • One of the Best Books of the Year
  • Holiday Gift Book Pick Oprah Daily
  • Editor’s choice picks in New York Times, BET,Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Author Interview with Publishers Weekly
  • Featured in the “Opinion” pages of The Boston Globe and The Washington Post
  • Featured in Shelf Awareness and LitHub

Equal measure historical exploration, methodological experimentation and moral exhortation…a broad and bold reflection on American history, African American resilience, and the human capacity for love and perseverance in the face of soul-crushing madness… a deeply layered and insightful book.

The Washington Post

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Who We Are

Mullane Literary Associates is an independent literary agency with an emphasis on idea-driven nonfiction, especially in the areas of history, science, politics, narrative nonfiction, nature/environment, sports, mind/body/spirit, and a small list of literary/commercial fiction. Agency founder Deirdre Mullane has more than three decades of experience as a publishing executive, working as publicist, editor, publisher, agent, and author. The agency’s strength is working with clients with deep expertise and an established platform to shape and publish complex books accessible to the broadest general audience. Our books include both prize-winning titles and national bestsellers and are consistently reviewed in top-tier media. Please look at our Books and Authors pages first to determine if we work in your area. Query only. Proposals and manuscripts on request.

What We Do

We are extremely hands-on, working with our authors at every stage of the process, from book proposal and manuscript development, to publication and marketing, to foreign and subsidiary rights sales. We are interested in writers with serious credentials and distinctive voices, establishing longterm relationships with our clients, and producing books that challenge, inform, entertain, and enlighten. Please browse our website to learn more about our books and authors.