The Denise Shannon Literary Agency is a New York-based boutique agency with a distinguished list of fiction and nonfiction authors. Particular areas of specialty include literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, biography, journalism, politics, social history, health and business. The agency’s clients have received numerous awards and honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award finalist medal, the Whiting Writers’ Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, and the PEN/Hemingway Award.

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Kirstin Valdez Quade wins the NBCC John Leonard Prize

Kirstin Valdez Quade’s first book, the story collection NIGHT AT THE FIESTAS (Norton, March 2015) has won the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) John Leonard Award for best first book (they award one first book across all genres and last year’s winner was Phil Klay’s REDEPLOYMENT).

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