Agent: Sam Farkas at Jill Grinberg Literary Management
Email: sam (at) jillgrinbergliterary.com
Mary McMyne has widely published stories and poems in venues like Gulf Coast, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, and Redivider. Her debut fairy-tale poetry chapbook, Wolf Skin (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), won the Elgin Chapbook Award. She has received the Faulkner Prize for a Novel-in-Progress, an NEA parent fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, and a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation to research The Book of Gothel in Germany.
Originally from south Louisiana, she earned her MFA in fiction from New York University. She now lives with her family in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains just north of Atlanta. Her bookshelves are filled with feminist retellings, fairy tales, historical fiction, poetry collections, speculative literature of all sorts—sci-fi, horror, fantasy, you name it—and board games. She is hopelessly obsessed with illuminated manuscripts and grimoires.
The Book of Gothel is her debut novel.
- Hachette/Orbit/Redhook in the US (7/26/2022)
- Little, Brown/Orbit in the UK (7/28/2022)
Translation rights sold in two additional territories
Genre: Fiction, Historical, Fantasy, Retelling
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