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I’m Danielle Bukowski, an associate agent and foreign rights manager at Sterling Lord Literistic. I’m looking for literary fiction, smart bookclub fiction, upmarket fiction, and select nonfiction. Particularly, I want to hear from underrepresented and marginalized voices. My favorite novels balance a unique hook and well-paced plot with strong writing and a distinctive voice; are entertaining and thought-provoking; have a strong sense of place; are stylistically bold; speak to our current moment or are set in a historical moment that resonates with our own.

My favorite nonfiction books expand my view of the world; provide an unconventional perspective on a conventional topic; are rigorously reported and researched; weave in personal interest; read like a novel.

If some of the above describes your book, please submit using this form: I’d love to read it.

The writers I represent include: Erin Eileen Almond, Keziah Frost, Edgar Gomez, Joseph Han, Stephanie Jimenez, Nancy Johnson, Professor Tom Mole, Sylvie Perry, Rafe Posey, Katherine Seligman, and Bryan Washington.

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Bryan Washington

Bryan Washington is a National Book Award 5 Under 35 honoree, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. His first book, the story collection Lot, was a finalist for the NBCC’s John Leonard Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award. Lot was a New York Times Notable Book, one of Dwight Garner’s top ten books of the year, and on best-of-the-year lists from Time, NPR, Vanity FairBuzzFeed, and many more. He has written for The New YorkerThe New York TimesThe New York Times MagazineBuzzFeedVultureThe Paris ReviewMcSweeney’s QuarterlyTin HouseOne StoryBon AppétitGQThe Awl, and Catapult. He lives in Houston.

Awards

  • New York Public Library Young Lions Award, Winner, 2020
  • National Book Award "5 Under 35" Honoree, Winner, 2019
  • The Dylan Thomas Prize, Winner, 2020

Books

  • Memorial

    Riverhead Books

    October 2020

    • This book, in what feels like a new vision for the 21st century novel, made me happy.

      Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

    • Memorial is a true page-turner. I was entranced, picking this book up every chance I got. Bryan Washington is a great writer and I love the story he tells here. Intriguing. Each character stays with me.

      Jacqueline Woodson, author of Red At the Bone and Another Brooklyn

  • Lot: Stories

    Riverhead Books

    March 2019

    • The Dylan Thomas Prize, Winner, 2020
    • The Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction, Winner, 2020
    • PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, Finalist, 2019
    • The Aspen Words Literary Prize, Finalist, 2020