Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kenyon College

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh has created a scholarship for her alma mater, Kenyon College, in honor of her grandparents. The Zangwill Rudolph and Florence Laye Scholarship will be given annually to a first generation college student.

Read the article here.

Brief youtube video here.

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Establishing a scholarship for a particular child in a specific circumstance was incredibly attractive to me," Walsh said. "My grandmother and grandfather came to this country and educated their family with their hard work and sacrifice, and I want to give a student the same opportunity."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Facebook and Twitter

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh is also on Facebook and Twitter. These are both good ways to keep up to date on when new information is posted to her blog.

Click here for Jennifer's Facebook profile.


Click here for Jennifer's Twitter page.

MyBlogLog

We're now listed on MyBlogLog, a yahoo blog community service. Check it out here.

Wapedia - Wikipedia for your mobile phone

Wapedia is the scaled-down mobile phone version of Wikipedia. We've recently updated Jennifer Rudolph Walsh's biography there; click here to view.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

New York Social Diary

This 2003 New York Social Diary article is a nice recollection of the year the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award went to two finalists: Anthony Doerr for his story collection, The Shell Collector, and Jonathan Safran Foer, for his novel Everything Is Illuminated.

"The Fiction Award honors a novel or collection of short stories published within the calendar year by an American author age 35 or younger. The award was established by the Young Lions, a membership group for supporters of the Library in their 20s and 30s, and it is the only major book prize that recognizes fiction by younger writers. The establishment of the award was spearheaded by committee members Rick Moody, Ethan Hawke, and Jennifer Rudolph Walsh."

Click here to read the full article.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh on Goodreads.com

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh has a profile on Goodreads.com with recommendations of books written by a selection of her clients, updated daily. After joining Goodreads, either search for Jennifer Rudolph Walsh or click on:

http://www.goodreads.com/profile/jennifer_rudolph_walsh

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Anita Shreve's Testimony released in hardback 10/21

jennifer rudolph walshJennifer Rudolph Walsh client and bestselling author Anita Shreve takes us into a world upended by the consequences of a single action.

At Avery Academy, a prestigious New England boarding school, the headmaster finds himself in possession of a videotape — a disaster in a small package. More shocking than the sexual acts recorded on the tape are the ages of the students. One girl is just fourteen.

A Pandora's box, the tape unleashes a storm of shame and recrimination throughout the small community. The men and women, teenagers and adults, involved in the scandal speak out to relate the events of that night and their aftermath. Mike Bordwin, the headmaster, struggles to contain the scandal before it destroys the school forever. Silas Quinney, a well-liked local boy, grapples with the tremendous consequences of his mistakes. Anna, his mother, confronts her own forbidden temptations. And Sienna, an enigmatic and troubled young woman, tries to put her past behind her.

For all the tape reveals, it provokes more questions than it answers. How could this have happened? Who is to blame? And can the fallout be contained or will the mistakes of one foolish moment ruin the futures of everyone involved? As the chorus of voices rises to a crescendo, it reveals the surprising truth of what happened that night, and how the lives touched by these events will be forever transformed.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her greatest work, Anita Shreve brings us a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, or the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

Click here to visit Anita Sheve's website

Friday, October 17, 2008

Secret Life of Bees

jennifer rudolph walshJennifer Rudolph Walsh's youtube channel now featuring the Secret Life of Bees film trailer. Check it out; the film is in theaters now.

The film is based on Sue Monk Kidd's beautiful, critically-acclaimed and best-selling novel.

View Sue Monk Kidd's website

Description:

Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her harsh, unyielding father, Lily Owens has shaped her entire life around one devastating, blurred memory--the afternoon her mother was killed, when Lily was four. Since then, her only real companion has been the fierce-hearted, and sometimes just fierce, black woman Rosaleen, who acts as her "stand-in mother."

When Rosaleen insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily knows it's time to spring them both free. They take off in the only direction Lily can think of, toward a town called Tiburon, South Carolina--a name she found on the back of a picture amid the few possessions left by her mother.

There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters named May, June, and August. Lily thinks of them as the calendar sisters and enters their mesmerizing secret world of bees and honey, and of the Black Madonna who presides over this household of strong, wise women. Maternal loss and betrayal, guilt and forgiveness entwine in a story that leads Lily to the single thing her heart longs for most...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Gossip Girl, The Carlyles #2 : You Just Can’t Get Enough by Cecily Von Ziegesar

jennifer rudolph walshJennifer Rudolph Walsh client Cecily von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl, The Carlyles #2: You Just Can't Get Enough was released on paperback October 7!

From the Publisher:
After a whirlwind first week on the Upper East Side, the Carlyles have made their mark on Manhattan's Golden Mile. Owen is new BFFs with Rhys Sterling, but what will happen when they both fall for the same girl? Baby stole resident it girl Jack Laurent's boyfriend...and then Avery stole Jack's popularity. Now Jack is on the warpath, and she wants nothing more than to send the Carlyle girls packing their Louis Vuitton trunks. Is the UES big enough for all their drama?

Author Biography
Cecily von Ziegesar has always lived in New York City. She's already working on her next Gossip Girl: The Carlyles novel coming in May 2009, as well as her next It Girl, so be careful of what you do or say and who you're seen with...

Check out the Official Gossip Girl Book Site here.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

2007 NYPL Young Lions YouTube video

Jennifer Rudolph WalshJennifer Rudolph Walsh, Ethan Hawke, and other founding members and guests celebrate the 2007 New York Public Library Young Lions Award winner, Olga Grushin, for her remarkable novel, "The Dreamlife of Sukhanov".

"The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award is a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories. Established in 2001, this annual award recognizes the work of young authors and celebrates their accomplishments publicly, making a difference in their lives as they continue to build their careers. The Young Lions Fiction Award was spearheaded by Young Lions Committee members Ethan Hawke, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, Rick Moody, and Hannah McFarland." More...

Check out Jennifer's YouTube video slideshow here.

And Jennifer's Flickr photoset here.

Friday, September 26, 2008

2007 NYPL Young Lions photo set on Flickr

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh's Flickr page has been updated with photos from the 2007 NYPL Young Lions Award, given to Olga Grushin for her novel, "The Dreamlife of Sukhanov". Check it out!

"The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award is a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories. Established in 2001, this annual award recognizes the work of young authors and celebrates their accomplishments publicly, making a difference in their lives as they continue to build their careers. The Young Lions Fiction Award was spearheaded by Young Lions Committee members Ethan Hawke, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, Rick Moody, and Hannah McFarland."

Click here to view the photo gallery.

And Click here for full information on this prestigious award.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Giving back to Kenyon College

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh has established the Zangwill Rudolph and Florence Laye Scholarship, to be given annually to a first generation college student at her alma mater, Kenyon College. In doing so Mrs. Walsh is paying a debt of gratitude to the Kenyon professors who gave her a love of the written word and to her grandparents, immigrants who worked hard to give their family a better life.

"Establishing a scholarship for a particular child in a specific circumstance was incredibly attractive to me," Walsh said. "My grandmother and grandfather came to this country and educated their family with their hard work and sacrifice, and I want to give a student the same opportunity."

View the Kenyon College "50 before 50" article here.

A few photos of Kenyon College here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Louder than Words by Jenny McCarthy

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh client Louder than WordsDon't forget that Jennifer Rudolph Walsh client Jenny McCarthy's bestselling book, Louder than Words, was released in paperback on 8/26. A great companion to Mother Warriors, released in hardback today.

From the publisher:

Known for her extreme honesty about the everyday trials of pregnancy, motherhood, marriage, and divorce, Jenny McCarthy has developed a national fan base that has taken her to the New York Times bestseller list for a total of twenty-three weeks. USA Today ranked McCarthy's first two books as the fourth and fifth bestselling baby books in 2005. But few have known that her son, Evan, has autism. In Louder Than Words, she takes this revelation to parents across the country, starting a dialogue on this complex condition, much as Brooke Shields did for postpartum depression in Down Came the Rain.

Writing with the raw humor and honesty that has made her so popular with women across the country, McCarthy shares her son's symptoms and her attempts to sort through the maze of conflicting medical theories. With Louder Than Words, McCarthy sheds much needed light on autism through her own heartbreak, struggle, and ultimately hopeful example of how a parent can shape her child's life and happiness.

Praise for Life Laughs and Baby Laughs

"Divorce, single parenting, and post-baby stretch marks may not sound like funny subjects but Jenny McCarthy manages to put a hilarious spin on these topics in‪Life Laughs."—In Touch

"In Life Laughs, after you guiltily giggle through it, you'll feel like you've...shared heart-wrenching confidences with a very dear friend."—Vegas magazine

"Wickedly funny...It's a kick."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A no-holds-barred look at the joys, challenges, and humiliations of the first year of motherhood."—Time Out New York

"[McCarthy's] honesty is disarming, funny and so boundless that you'll feel as if you're at her side every step of the way."—The Arizona Republic

Monday, September 22, 2008

Jenny McCarthy's Mother Warriors released 9/23

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh client Jenny McCarthy releases Mother WarriorsJennifer Rudolph Walsh client Jenny McCarthy's book, Mother Warriors, released in hardback Sept. 23!

"When Jenny McCarthy published Louder Than Words, the story of her successful efforts to save her son, Evan, from autism, the response was tremendous. It hit #3 on the New York Times bestseller list; and Jenny and Evan were featured on the covers of several magazines, including People. But what she hadn't anticipated was the overwhelming response from other parents of autistic children, who sought her out to share their stories.

No two autistic children heal in exactly the same way. And in her new book, Jenny expands her message to share recovery stories from parents across the country. Mother Warriors, shows how each parent fought to find her own child's perfect "remedy of interventions" and teaches parents how to navigate safely through the many autism therapies.

Along the way, Jenny shares her own journey as an autism advocate and mother as well as the progress of her son, Evan. Emotional and genuinely practical, Mother Warriors will inspire a generation of parents with hope."

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sue Monk Kidd's Secret Life of Bees film premier

On Friday, September 5th, 2008, the movie adaptation of Jennifer Rudolph Walsh client Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film will hit screens nationwide soon; this means - if you haven't already - there is even less time to still read the book!

More about the New York Times Bestseller from the publisher:

"Fourteen-year-old Lily Owens lost her beloved mother when she was only four—under tragic circumstances clouded by time and secrecy. She later found a fiercely protective "stand-in," her abusive father's outspoken housekeeper, Rosaleen. Ignoring differences in age and color—and the fact that racial hatred seethed during the summer of 1964 in rural South Carolina—these two unlikely companions set off on a seemingly aimless pilgrimage that ends at the home of a trio of eccentric bee-keeping black sisters.

Lily tells her remarkable tale of longing and love in an idiom and accent heard far south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but the lessons learned during her odyssey into the world of bees and their "secret life" are universal and everlasting.

In her debut novel, Sue Monk Kidd proves herself adept both at storytelling and at creating characters who are simultaneously outlandish and credible—in other words, worthy to join the ranks of such first-rate Southern stylists as Kaye Gibbons, Anne Rivers Siddons, and Ellen Gilchrist."

Friday, September 12, 2008

One Drop by Bliss Broyard - YouTube video

Check out Jennifer Rudolph Walsh's YouTube page for more videos!

One Drop by Bliss Broyard – paperback released 9/9/08

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh client Bliss Broyard's novel "One Drop" has been released in paperback!

"Two months before he died of cancer, renowned literary critic Anatole Broyard called his grown son and daughter to his side, intending to reveal a secret he had kept all their lives and most of his own: he was black. But even as he lay dying, the truth was too difficult for him to share, and it was his wife who told Bliss that her WASPy, privileged Connecticut childhood had come at a price. Ever since his own parents, New Orleans Creoles, had moved to Brooklyn and began to "pass" in order to get work, Anatole had learned to conceal his racial identity. As he grew older and entered the ranks of the New York literary elite, he maintained the façade. Now his daughter Bliss tries to make sense of his choices and the impact of this revelation on her own life. She searches out the family she never knew in New York and New Orleans, and considers the profound consequences of racial identity. With unsparing candor and nuanced insight, Broyard chronicles her evolution from sheltered WASP to a woman of mixed race ancestry. "

Links:

Bliss Bloyard's website here.

NY Times review here.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Kathy Reichs' Upcoming Appearances

If you live in North Carolina, don't miss the local television and appearances by Kathy Reichs, author of "Devil Bones", today and tomorrow:

Monday, September 8th, 2008: Kathy Reichs, author of Devil Bones, to appear on “Fox News Rising” on WCCB-TV

Monday, September 8th, 2008: Kathy Reichs, author of Devil Bones, will appear on “News 14 Carolina” on TW Cable

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008: Book Reading/Signing of Kathy Reich’s Devil Bones at Barnes & Noble on 3327 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte, NC

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Curtis Sittenfeld's Upcoming Book Signings and Appearances

This couldn't be a better time to read Curtis' remarkable novel; below is a list of her upcoming appearances. For more information, click here.

Friday, September 12th, 2008
: Book Reading/Signing of Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife at Politics & Prose on Connecticut Avenue in Washington D.C.

Monday, September 15th, 2008: Curtis Sittenfeld gives a lecture at Columbia University from 3 – 4 PM in Dodge Hall

Monday, September 15th, 2008: Book Reading/Signing of Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center in New York, NY

Thursday, September 18th, 2008: Book Signing/Reading of Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife at Watermark Books at 4701 East Douglas in Wichita, KS

Monday, September 29th, 2008: Book Signing/Reading of Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife at Prairie Lights on 15 South Dubuque in Iowa City, IA

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008: Book Signing/Reading of Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife at David Kidd Books in Nashville, TN

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008: Book Signing/Reading of Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife at Carmichael’s Books on 2720 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, KY

Diane Hammond's upcoming events

Upcoming events for Diane Hammond's novel, Hannah's Dream. For more info, click here or check out our previous post.

Sept. 17 (afternoon):
Portland, OR
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
Sept. 17 (early evening):
Beaverton, OR
Powell's Bookstore
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Sept. 18, 7:00 p.m.:
Seattle area, WA
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA
Sept. 24 - 28:
Salt Lake City, UT

American Association of Zoo Keepers, National Meeting
Salt Lake City Marriott at City Center

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.:
Redmond, OR
Paulina Springs Books
422 SW 6th St.
Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.:
Sisters, OR
Paulina Springs Books
252 W. Hood Ave.
Oct. 9, 7:00 p.m.:
Tigard, OR
Borders
7227 SW Bridgeport Road
Oct. 25 - 26:
San Jose, CA
Book Group Expo
San Jose Convention Center

Kathy Reich’s Devil Bones Book Signings and Appearances

Today, Thursday, September 4th, 2008: Book Reading/Signing of Kathy Reich’s Devil Bones at 7 PM at Third Place Books on 17171 Bothell Way NE in Seattle, WA. If you happen to live in Seattle, you don't want to miss this one.

More dates:

Friday, September 5th, 2008: Book Reading/Signing of Kathy Reich’s Devil Bones at 6 PM at Murder by the Book on 2342 Bissonnet Street in Houston, TX

Monday, September 8th, 2008: Kathy Reichs to appear on “Fox News Rising” on WCCB-TV

Monday, September 8th, 2008: Kathy Reichs will appear on “News 14 Carolina” on TW Cable

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008: Book Reading/Signing of Kathy Reich’s Devil Bones at Barnes & Noble on 3327 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte, NC

Here's a link to Kathy's site... And here's the blurb from inside the cover:

Inside the Cover
Following her most successful book to date, Kathy Reichs -- international number one bestselling author, forensic anthropologist, and producer of the Fox television hit Bones -- returns to Charlotte, North Carolina, where Temperance Brennan encounters a deadly mix of voodoo, Santería, and devil worship in her quest to identify two young victims.

In a house under renovation, a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about, and makes a rather grisly discovery -- a decapitated chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and other relics of religious ceremonies. In the center of the shrine, there is the skull of a teenage girl. Meanwhile, on a nearby lakeshore, the headless body of a teenage boy is found by a man walking his dog.

Nothing is clear -- neither when the deaths occurred, nor where. Was the skull brought to the cellar or was the girl murdered there? Why is the boy's body remarkably well preserved? Led by a preacher turned politician, citizen vigilantes blame devil worshippers and Wiccans. They begin a witch hunt, intent on seeking revenge.

Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan -- "five-five, feisty, and forty-plus" -- is called in to investigate, and a complex and gripping tale unfolds in this, Kathy Reichs's eleventh taut, always surprising, scientifically fascinating mystery.

With a popular series on Fox -- now in its third season and in full syndication -- Kathy Reichs has established herself as the dominant talent in forensic mystery writing. Devil Bones features Reichs's signature blend of forensic descriptions that "chill to the bone" (Entertainment Weekly) and the surprising plot twists that have made her books phenomenal bestsellers in the United States and around the world.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond hits shelves today

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh is proud to announce Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond hits stores today. Diane's site is here. A bit about the book:

Starred Booklist Review — Carol Haggas
American Library Association
June 16, 2008:

Hannah's Dream book coverOn the animal kingdom’s 10-point scale of adorable critters, Golden Retriever puppies regularly come in on top, while aging gray elephants rarely make it onto the list. But when it comes to lovability, Hannah, the sole elephant at Seattle’s dilapidated Max L. Biedelman Zoo, is off the charts. Rescued as a baby by the zoo’s founder while on safari in Africa, Hannah has been cared for by Samson Brown for her 41-year captivity. Theirs is an empathetic, symbiotic relationship as Samson transfers all the love deflected by the death of his only child into caring for this slightly needy, somewhat neurotic, but always affectionate creature. But Samson is aging and his health is failing, and the zoo needs a plan. Enter Neva Wilson, an energetic young zookeeper whose creative ideas for Hannah’s well-being immediately puts her afoul of Harriet Saul, the zoo’s petty, tyrannical administrator. To save Hannah’s life, Samson and Neva scheme to transfer her to an elephant sanctuary, though their plan comes with great personal risk. Irresistibly touching, delectably uplifting, Hammond’s understated yet gargantuan tale of devotion and commitment poignantly proves that love does indeed come in all shapes and sizes.

Diane Hammond, the author of two previous novels, Going to Bend and Homesick Creek, is the recipient of an Oregon Arts Commission literary fellowship and served as a spokesperson for the Free Willy Keiko Foundation and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and daughter.




Interview with Diane Hammond

Hannah's Dream Trailer

American Wife Trailer

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld in stores today


Jennifer Rudolph Walsh is proud to announce American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld hits stores today. American Wife is the epic yet intimate story of an ordinary woman, Alice Blackwell, thrust into extraordinary circumstances when she becomes first lady. "In Alice Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld has created her most dynamic and complex heroine yet. American Wife is a gorgeously written novel that weaves class, wealth, race, and the exigencies of fate into a brilliant tapestry–a novel in which the unexpected becomes inevitable, and the pleasures and pain of intimacy and love are laid bare."

Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of the bestselling novels Prep and The Man of My Dreams, which are being translated into twenty-five languages. Prep also was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2005 by The New York Times, nominated for the UK's Orange Prize, and optioned by Paramount Pictures. Curtis won the Seventeen magazine fiction writing contest in 1992, at age sixteen, and since then her writing has appeared in many publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, Salon, Glamour, and on public radio's This American Life. A graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she was the 2002 - 2003 writer in residence at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C.

Read a little about the book here, a little about the author here.

Publication Spotlight

The Jennifer Rudolph Walsh blog (having finally got the hang of things) is going to start a new feature: daily posts on both upcoming and previously released publications. It should be a great way to get to know the full and impressive range of talent she represents, and to stay up to date on publishing dates, speaking events, news, and so forth. Stay tuned and check back often! We'll start fittingly with two books released today: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld and Hannah’s Dream by Diane Hammond.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Wikipedia Updated

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh's wikipedia entry has been recently updated with... drum roll: references! Yes, we are now wikipedia certified as her WMA press release, Room to Grow, Young Lions, and L.A. Times article provide external links to many of the organizations she is a part of. Wikipedia biographies actually require thorough and complete references; we were happy to oblige. Check it out!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The latest from Goodreads

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh has been slowly adding many of her client's novels to her Goodreads page. Soon it will feature more extensive reviews, a reading list, and the like. Goodreads is an interesting site for the reading enthusiast; check it out!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Jennifer is LinkedIn!

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh now has a LinkedIn profile, still in the early stages but viewable here. It will include everything from updates on her Kenyon College scholarship to her WMA press release, as well as other information.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A New Generation of Leaders

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh recently created a scholarship at Kenyon College in honor of her grandparents. The Zangwill Rudolph and Florence Laye Scholarship will be given annually to a first generation college student. Walsh was attracted to the idea of positively impacting an individual student in a meaningful way. "The knowledge that I am helping individuals make better lives for themselves makes this a real cause for me," Walsh said. "For me, it's all about the one-on-one impact."

Link to the Kenyon College article here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

NYPL Young Lions 2008 Slideshow

Here is the actual video as posted on youtube:



* Note the image quality is poor, still working on that!

Young Lions Photo Gallery posted on YouTube

A slideshow of the Young Lions awards has been posted to Jennifer Rudolph Walsh's youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/jenniferrudolphwalsh - check it out! Apologies for the poor image quality (still learning about uploading video to youtube); original photo gallery can be found here.

Also, for the individual video link, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnXsLFJ_hag

Kenyon College

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh established the Zangwill Rudolph and Florence Laye Scholarship at her alma mater, Kenyon College, in 2007.

"Establishing a scholarship for a particular child in a specific circumstance was incredibly attractive to me," Walsh said. "My grandmother and grandfather came to this country and educated their family with their hard work and sacrifice, and I want to give a student the same opportunity."

Link: http://campaign.kenyon.edu/x2660.xml

Friday, August 8, 2008

Young Lions 2007 Fiction Award photo gallery

The Young Lions Fiction Award, spearheaded by Young Lions Committee members Ethan Hawke, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, Rick Moody, and Hannah McFarland, is a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories. We'll be spotlighting each of the winners from years past here; today we recognize the 2007 winner, Olga Grushin, for her outstanding novel, The Dream Life of Sukhanov. Click here for the official press release and here for the photo gallery documenting the evening's festivities.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hollywood Reporter: The Women of WMA Lit

Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100 has a nice summary of the accomplishments of Jennifer Rudolph Walsh and Suzanne Gluck, co-heads of William Morris Agency's Literary Department. Quite impressive:

"Thus far in 2007, WMA lit has had 83 books and five No. 1 titles on the list, including Ann Brashares' latest book, "Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood"; Jessica Seinfeld's "Deceptively Delicious"; Rachael Ray's "2, 4, 6, 8"; Ishmael Beah's "A Long Way Gone"; and Pattie Boyd's "Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me" (with Penny Junor). Between the two of them, Gluck and Walsh have had 52 titles on the NYT best-seller list this year. Walsh's include client Jenny McCarthy's "Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey Into Healing Autism," Sara Shepard's hit series "Pretty Little Liars" and Fannie Flagg's "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven." She also signed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, whose autobiography is set to publish in 2008. Gluck's best-selling clients include Judy Blume, Carl Bernstein and Giada De Laurentiis. She also works with Rachael Ray, John Berendt ("Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"), and Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt ("Freakonomics"). Michel, recently named head of the East Coast talent division, reps John Travolta, who had two films out in '07: Disney's hit "Wild Hogs" and New Line's "Hairspray," the latter also featuring Michel client Queen Latifah. Travolta next stars in Disney's "Old Dogs," Latifah in Overture's "Mad Money." Michel also reps Terrence Howard, who starred with Jodie Foster in Warner Bros.' "The Brave One" and will appear in the forthcoming "Iron Man" for Paramount. Stein, who put Whoopi Goldberg on "The View" this year, spearheaded the company's inaugural "Roll Up Your Sleeves Day" for volunteerism on Sept. 19."

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

2008 Young Lions Award

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, one of the founding members of the Young Lions, was there to see Ron Currie win the prestigious award for his novel "God is Dead". Click on Young Lions 2008 for this year's photos or on Young Lions 2003 for photos from previous years.

Click here for the press release.

Room to Grow

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh is a board member of Room to Grow, an innovative program that provides parents raising babies in poverty with one-on-one parenting support and essential baby items throughout their children's critical first three years of life.

Check out Room to Grow's website for more information.

Buzz in Books is Caffeine Related

"There was a moment earlier this year when books were overflowing from boxes in Jennifer Rudolph Walsh’s office at the William Morris Agency, like foam seeping out of a double latte."

Read the Los Angeles Times article about Jennifer's role in Starbuck's bookselling business; check out the link below:

Buzz in Books is Caffeine Related

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

William Morris Agency

Click here to read the original press release appointing Jennifer Rudolph Walsh and Suzanne Gluck as the first women on WMA's board:

http://www.wma.com/0/press/pressreleases/new_board_members_Final.html

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

YouTube Channel

Its still very much a work in progress, but Jennifer Rudolph Walsh's YouTube channel features author interviews, trailers of films adapted from her client's works, and the like. Have a look:

http://www.youtube.com/user/jenniferrudolphwalsh

NYPL's Young Lions Fiction Award

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh is one of the founders of the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award, a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories.

Check out the links below for this year's winner (Ron Currie, Jr., God is Dead), including info, photos, press, and the like.

Info and Photos:
http://www.support.nypl.org/younglions/young-lions-fiction-award.html
http://www.support.nypl.org/younglions/young-lions-fiction-award-2008.html

Vanity Fair coverage:
http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2008/05/reading-between.html

L.A. Times Article

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh is featured in this L.A. Times article "Buzz in Books is Caffeine Related" by Josh Getlin. Check it out:

http://articles.latimes.com/2006/aug/14/entertainment/et-starbucks14

Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh is climbing the list; check out the entire rankings here:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/features/womeninentertainment/profile-display.jsp?profileID=1135&year=2007

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh's Bio

Jennifer Rudolph Walsh is Executive Vice President and Co-Head of the William Morris Agency’s Worldwide Literary Department. In 2003, she became the first woman ever named to WMA’s Board of Directors.

Walsh joined WMA in 2000 when the agency acquired The Writers Shop, of which she was Co-Owner and Co-President. Walsh sits on the board of Room to Grow, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty, and also founded the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. Established in 2001, this annual award recognizes the work of young authors and celebrates their accomplishments publicly, making a difference in their lives as they continue to build their careers.

Walsh's prestigious and best-selling client list includes authors Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees), Alice Munro (The View from Castle Rock), Jeannette Walls (The Glass Castle), Anita Shreve (A Wedding in December), Kathy Reichs (Break No Bones), Fannie Flagg (Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven), Ann Brashares (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), Ken Burns (The Civil War), Marcus Buckingham (First Break All the Rules), Ethan Canin (America America),and the Starbucks book program (Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone), among others.

She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their three children.

Links:

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