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.


New York Times Article
Los Angeles Times Article
William Morris Agency


Anonymous said...

Dear Jennifer:
I am writing from Ediciones Palabra (Spain), because I am interested in one Taylor Caldwell's book (No one hear but Him) and I think you hold the rights.
Sorry, but I have been not able to contact with WMA but in this way.
Could you help me?

Green Future said...

Dear Jennifer,

My professor in Shanghai is very interested in translating "Slow Motion" by Dani Shapiro. After long search and inquiry we were told that you hold the right. A Shanghai publishing house would like to publish the translation. So could you please help us out by telling if the right is available?

Thanks and kind regards,