• The Secret Life of Pronouns
  • EcoMind
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough
  • The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
  • The Gin and Chowder Club
  • Red-Robed Priestess
  • Going Rouge: An American Nightmare
  • A Nation of Deadbeats

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All That She Carried
    National Book Award Winner.
  • Winner of the National Book Award
  • Nominated for the Kirkus Prize
  • Chosen as one of PW’s “Ten Best Books of the Year”

Equal measure historical exploration, methodological experimentation and moral exhortation…a broad and bold reflection on American history, African American resilience, and the human capacity for love and perseverance in the face of soul-crushing madness… a deeply layered and insightful book.

The Washington Post

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Who We Are

Mullane Literary Associates is an independent literary agency with an emphasis on idea-driven nonfiction, especially in the areas of history, science, politics, narrative nonfiction, nature/environment, sports, mind/body/spirit, and a small list of literary/commercial fiction. Agency founder Deirdre Mullane has more than three decades of experience as a publishing executive, working as publicist, editor, publisher, agent, and author. The agency’s strength is working with clients with deep expertise and an established platform to shape and publish complex books accessible to the broadest general audience. Our books include both prize-winning titles and national bestsellers and are consistently reviewed in top-tier media. Please look at our Books and Authors pages first to determine if we work in your area. Query only. Proposals and manuscripts on request.

What We Do

We are extremely hands-on, working with our authors at every stage of the process, from book proposal and manuscript development, to publication and marketing, to foreign and subsidiary rights sales. We are interested in writers with serious credentials and distinctive voices, establishing longterm relationships with our clients, and producing books that challenge, inform, entertain, and enlighten. Please browse our website to learn more about our books and authors.