Lydia Wills LLC is a literary and management agency that represents storytelling—fiction and nonfiction—across all platforms. Its principal, Lydia Wills, graduated from Yale University where she studied art and religion, and began her career as an agent at Janklow & Nesbit. In order to better represent clients in all media, she founded the literary division of three talent agencies, Artists Agency, Writers & Artists, and Paradigm Agency before founding Lydia Wills LLC. She has represented over fifty New York Times bestsellers, and is particularly devoted to nonfiction storytelling that sparks social change.
Jason Berry and Gerald Renner's VOWS OF SILENCE and RENDER UNTO ROME, based on the Catholic church's history of burying the graft, corruption, and pedophilia of Mexican priest Father Marcial Maciel, one of the most powerful and manipulative personalities of the 20th century, to producer Mark Johnson ("Breaking Bad," "Rain Man"), in association with Exile Content and ViX+/TelevisaUnivision, a limited Spanish language series "Amen," in a two-book deal, by Lydia Wills at Lydia Wills LLC.
Rhodes Scholar and Harvard Junior Fellow Rachel Kolb's ARTICULATE, about the author growing up profoundly deaf to hearing parents in the early days of the Americans with Disabilities Act, blending personal narrative and cultural commentary to explore language, voice, d/Deaf culture, and the ways we communicate with one another, to Sarah Murphy at Ecco, in a very nice deal, by Lydia Wills at Lydia Wills (world).
Betselling author of HOW WE GOT TO NOW, Steven Johson's next book in the tie-in series to the PBS/BB series HOW WE GOT TO NEXT to Geoff Kloske at Riverhead Books.
Ryan O'Connell's I'M SPECIAL: AND OTHER LIES WE TELL OURSELVES to Warner Brothers with Jim Parsons/That's Wonderful attached as producer, by UTA on behalf of Lydia Wills LLC.
CHILDREN'S: PICTURE BOOK
International bestselling author China Mieville and artist/author Zak Smith's illustrated THE WORST BREAKFAST, to Johnny Temple at Akashic, by Lydia Wills at Lydia Wills and Mic Cheetham in the UK.
NONFICTION: HISTORY/POLITICS/CURRENT AFFAIRS
New York Times bestselling author of GRIFTOPIA, Matt Taibbi's I CAN'T BREATHE about the Eric Garner case and the criminal justice system in America to Chris Jackson at Spiegel & Grau.
Editor of The NYT Book Review and author of By The Book Pamela Paul's MY LIFE WITH BOB, where she tells the personal side of her long-standing affinity for books; Bob is the acronym for Book of Books, the annotated journal she has kept since 1988 of books she has read that drove her interests, shaped her thinking, and ultimately revealed as much about her literary passions, passing curiosities, and guilty pleasures as any constant companion, again to Paul Golob at Holt, in a pre-empt, for publication in Fall 2017.
Lydia Wills LLC Foreign Sub-Agents
CHINA (MAINLAND AND TAIWAN)
Big Apple Agency
16F. No.866-8, Zhongzheng Road
Zhonghe District, New Taipei City 235, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Big Apple Agency - Shanghai Office
3F, No. 838, Zhong Shan Bei Road
Zha-Bei District, Shanghai 200070
La Nouvelle Agence
7, rue Corneille
Paris 75006, FRANCE
Klosbachstr. 110, CH-8032 Zürich
Berla & Griffini Rights Agency
Via Stampa 4
Japan UNI Agency, Inc.
1-27 Kanda-Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku
#1708, Magellan 21 Officetel,
Mapo-gu, Seoul, 121-816
Phone: +82-02- 3676 -0290
Internationaal Literatuur Bureau B.V.
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 292-IV
1012 RT Amsterdam
SWEDEN, NORWAY, DENMARK, FINLAND, ICELAND
SPAIN/LATIN AMERICA AND PORTUGAL
Lennart Sane Agency AB
C/ Infanta Mercedes 90
Phone: +34 91 579 80 46
Fax: +34 91 579 89 84
Gunesli Bahce Sok.
No:48 Or.Ko Apt.
B Blok D:4
34710 Kadikoy- Istanbul
Tel: +90 216 338 70 93
Fax: +90 216 338 59 78