REGAL HOFFMANN & ASSOCIATES LLC, a full-service agency based in New York, was founded in 2002. We represent works in a wide range of categories, with an emphasis on literary fiction, outstanding thriller and crime fiction, and serious narrative non-fiction.

We are deeply committed to every aspect of our clients' careers, and are engaged in everything from the editorial work of developing a great book proposal or line editing a fiction manuscript to negotiating state-of-the-art book deals and working to promote and publicize the book when it's published. We are at the forefront of the effort to increase authors' rights in publishing contracts in a rapidly changing commercial environment.

We deal directly with co-agents and publishers in every foreign territory and also work directly and with co-agents for feature film and television rights, with extraordinary success in both arenas. Many of our clients' works have sold in dozens of translation markets, and a high proportion of our books have been sold in Hollywood. As well, we have strong relationships with speaking agents, who can assist in arranging author tours and other corporate and college speaking opportunities when appropriate.

Regal Hoffmann & Associates' agents are members of the Association of Authors' Representatives and abide by its Canon of Ethics. Our domestic commission is 15% and our foreign commission is 20%. We charge no reading fees.

Recent and Upcoming Titles

Burning Down George Orwell's House
Andrew Ervin

Must Read Books, The New York Post: "A satire of a satire? Ervin's debut novel introduces us to Ray Welter, fictional Chicago ad man in existential crisis, who drops out to the Scottish isle of Jura - to rent the cottage where the father of modern satire wrote most of "1984." His plans involve a little bit of moping and a lot of the local...

The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Brontës, and the Importance of Handbags
Daphne Merkin

Katie Roiphe: "Fearless, impolitic, honest, darkly observant, these superb essays tell all of our secrets." Chip McGrath: "Daphne Merkin is one of the smartest and best readers I know—not only of books (about which she writes peerlessly) but of people and their preoccupations. She is fiercely honest, even when she turns her unflinching eye on herself, and has such range and such an uncanny ability...

The Sweetheart
Angelina Mirabella

A debut, coming-of-age novel in which a teenage girl from Philadelphia leaves her old life behind to become The Sweetheart, one of America's most infamous female wrestlers. It's 1953 and seventeen-year-old Leonie Putzkammer is cartoonishly tall and curvaceous, destined to spend the rest of her life waiting tables and living with her widowed father, Franz, in their Philadelphia row house. Until the day legendary wrestling promoter...

Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk
Liesl Shurtliff

Jack has always been told that giants are not real. But if that's the case, how do you explain the huge, foot shaped pond in the yard, or the occurrence of strange and sudden storms in which the earth quakes and dirt rains from the sky? When his father is carried away in such a storm, Jack gives chase in the only logical way: by...

This Is How It Really Sounds
Stuart Archer Cohen

Ranging from the wicked noir Shanghai of 1946, to the echo chambers of Hollywood, to remote, snow-covered mountains, Stuart Archer Cohen's THIS IS HOW IT REALLY SOUNDS follows three men, each in search of a different life. Small-town Alaskan "Harry" Harrington is a legend in a small circle, once the world's greatest extreme skier, racing avalanches and knocking back flips off of cliffs. Peter...

Ordinary Light
Tracy K. Smith

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: a deeply moving memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. San Francisco Chronicle: "Evocative . . . a subtle, elegant meditation that reveals the profound in the quotidian . . . . Like a Noguchi table, Smith's prose is sturdy, functional and at...

Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and His Reformation Under Siege
James Reston, Jr.

Drawing on Martin Luther's correspondence, notes, and other writings, LUTHER'S FORTRESS presents an earthy, gripping portrait of the Reformation's architect at this transformational moment, revealing him at his most productive, courageous, and profound. Kirkus Reviews: "An engaging study of a short but explosive period in the life of the great reformer and translator of the Bible... In a swift-moving narrative, Reston examines all of the aspects...

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