Alex Glass came to Trident Media Group as Chairman Robert Gottlieb’s assistant in 2001 and was promoted to literary agent shortly thereafter. He grew up in New York City, has a BA from Johns Hopkins, and has worked in the literature program at the National Endowment for the Arts and in the marketing department of the Putnam Berkley Publishing Group.
Recently called an “A-list agent” in Entertainment Weekly, Alex represents a diverse list of authors writing fiction and nonfiction for adults and children, including New York Times bestselling authors and winners of awards such as the Edgar, the Newbery, and the O’Henry. An alphabetical sampling of his books and clients include:
Rough & Tumble by NFL legend Mark Bavaro
The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, and Mia Wasikowska
Brothers by Da Chen, New York Times bestselling author
Cheyenne Madonna by Eddie Chuculate, winner of the O’Henry Award
Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick
Alice Fantastic by Maggie Estep
The Official High Times Pot Smoker’s Handbook by David Bienenstock and the Editors of High Times Magazine
Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author
Voss by David Ives
The Average American Male by Chad Kultgen
The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh, winner of the Edgar Award
The Westing Game by bestselling author Ellen Raskin, winner of the Newbery Medal
The Wolves of Fairmount Park by Dennis Tafoya
Alex’s recent deals and forthcoming titles include Jessica Massa’s The Gaggle: How the Guys You Know Will Help You Find the Love You Want, sold to Simon & Schuster at auction and due out in June of 2012; Extra lifechanger Haylie Pomroy’s The Fast Metabolism Diet, sold to Crown Archetype in a major pre-empt, college basketball player/blogger Mark Titus’s Don’t Put Me In, Coach, sold to Doubleday at auction and due for publication in March of 2012; Teddy Steinkellner’s debut YA novel Trash Can Days, sold to Hyperion in a pre-empt, and award winning historian Richard B. Frank’s three volume Pacific War history, forthcoming from Random House.
Alex’s tastes are as varied as his list and include literary and commercial fiction, crime fiction and thrillers, commercial nonfiction including sports, popular culture, humor, health and wellness, lifestyle, and narrative nonfiction; as well as YA and middle grade fiction. His books have been translated in dozens of foreign languages and sold to the movies and television.