Book deals: July 2022 edition

A roundup of some of our recent book signings, slated for publication in 2023 and beyond

Let’s face it: The publishing world can be slow-moving. From peer review through editing and design, it takes time—sometimes a lot of it—to produce a polished book. But we’re too excited to keep every signing under wraps. We’re pleased to share details about a few of our latest acquisitions below, including trial attorney Debbie Hines’ latest book on the flaws in our prosecutorial system and how it systematically targets Black people. In case you missed it, you can browse several other new signings and forthcoming books in our April 2022 edition.

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Matt Browne, acquisitions editor, has acquired world English rights to former Baltimore prosecutor, assistant attorney general for the state of Maryland, and trial attorney Debbie Hines’ Get Off My Neck: White Justice, Black Lives, and Prosecutorial Reform.

Featuring personal anecdotes about the author’s family history and stories of her days as a prosecutor and private trial attorney, Hines explores what’s wrong with the prosecutorial system, demonstrates how it systemically targets Black people, and articulates ways to fix it. Hines is represented by Jenny Stephens at Sterling Lord Literistic. Slated for publication in spring 2024.

Victoria Hindley, acquisitions editor, has acquired world rights to White Sight: Visual Politics and Practices of Whiteness by Nicholas Mirzoeff.

A timely response to the resurgence of white supremacy since 2016, White Sight answers the call to address the complex origins and longstanding impact of whiteness. Mirzoeff is professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University. Expected for publication in spring 2023.

Bob Prior, executive editor, has acquired world rights to Ending Epidemics: A History of Escape from Contagion by National Magazine Award-winning writer Richard Conniff.

From the discovery of microorganisms to the end of smallpox, Ending Epidemics tells the story of how we came to understand the infectious diseases that once killed us and how we might escape such diseases in the future. The author is represented by John Thornton, the Spieler Agency. Slated for publication in spring 2023.

Prior has also acquired world English rights to Xeno by Joshua Mezrich.

A transplant surgeon’s view of the history and future of xenotransplantation, Xeno explores the development and use in humans of organs and tissues from other animals. Mezrich is an associate professor of surgery and a practicing transplantation surgeon at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Mezrich is represented by Eric Lupfer, Fletcher and Company. Scheduled for publication in fall 2024.

Noah Springer, acquisitions editor, has acquired world rights to Monsters, Aliens, and Holes in the Ground: A Guide to Tabletop Roleplaying Games from D&D to Mothership by Stu Horvath.

The author’s debut title, Monsters, Aliens, and Holes in the Ground is a decade-by-decade examination of the evolution of tabletop roleplaying games, from the 1974 release of Dungeons and Dragons through the present day. A deluxe edition of the book will be available, including a gold-stamped cover, gilded pages, and a poster. Expected for publication in fall 2023.

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