Sara Hendren's A Scissor, A Chair, A Sidewalk's Slant to Rebecca Saletan at Riverhead Books (world rights).
Former Eyebeam artist-in-residence and Thoma Foundation digital arts writing Fellow Joanne McNeil's LURK: A Biography of The Internet, a kind of "nature writing" of a life lived online, covering all aspects of what it means to be an Internet user: searching, identity, anonymity, visibility, privacy, safety, and community, to Sean McDonald at Farrar, Straus.
Marwan Hisham's BROTHERS OF THE GUN, an account of life under ISIS in Syria, co-written and illustrated by artist and journalist Molly Crabapple, revealing how the Syrian tragedy unfolded, for both individuals and a society; the brothers in the title are three young, working-class men coming of age during the worst war of the 21st century whose lives offer a ground level reflection on the Syrian revolution - from the ecstasy of the Arab Spring to the on-the-ground cataclysm of western bombing campaigns and ISIS's occupation, to the crisis of refugees surging out of the country and into fresh dangers; with 100 original illustrations, to Chris Jackson at One World\Random House.
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.
Romain Gary's final book before his death, Les Cerf-volants (THE KITES), translated by Miranda Richmond Moiullot to Barbara Epler at New Directions by Lydia Wills at Lydia Wills LLC and the estate of Romain Gary.