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Andy Ross

Andy Ross opened his literary agency in 2008. Prior to that, he was the owner of the legendary Cody's Books in Berkeley for 30 years. During that time, he sold more than 10 million books and hosted over 5000 events for some of the world's greatest authors. In 1989, Cody's was fire bombed in retaliation for the store featuring Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, which goes to show that bookselling can be a dangerous business. Cody's never stopped selling the book.

The Andy Ross Agency represents books in a wide range of nonfiction genres including: narrative non-fiction, science, journalism, history, popular culture, and current events. They also represent literary, commercial, historical, crime, upmarket women's fiction, and YA fiction.

For nonfiction he seeks writing with a strong voice, robust story arc, and books that tell a big story about culture and society by authors with the authority to write about their subject. In fiction, he likes stories about real people in the real world. No vampires and trolls, thank you very much. He does not represent poetry, science fiction, paranormal, or romance. Representative authors include: Daniel Ellsberg, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Anjanette Delgado, Elisa Kleven, Tawni Waters, Randall Platt, Mary Jo McConahay, Gerald Nachman, Michael Parenti, Paul Krassner, Milton Viorst, and Michele Anna Jordan. Andy also works as a freelance editor and is a member of the Association of Author Representatives (AAR).

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