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James Thompson

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

james_thompsonWe’re very sorry to tell you that acclaimed noir author and ARLA client James Thompson has died. Even though his work was extremely dark, by examining the bleakest aspects of society, he aimed to give a voice to the voiceless and make the world a brighter place. He will be missed. 

The obituary from Putnam, his US publisher, is after the jump.  (more…)


Please Welcome James W. Hall!

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Hall-Autho photo HELLS BAY Credit Maggie Evans SilversteinWe’re thrilled to welcome James W. Hall, author of 18 books, as our newest client. Today is the publication day of GOING DARK, which reviewers call “both thoughtful and white-knuckle tense” and “a fine thriller on every level.” Jim is not only a notable addition to ARLA’s list, but a great guy — funny and brilliant. Welcome, Jim!



Monday, June 11th, 2012

We’re thrilled to tell you that James Thompson, author of the acclaimed Inspector Vaara series, has joined our agency! (more…)


ARLA “Likes” Dennis Lehane!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Dennis Lehane now has his own author page on Facebook! “Like” his page to see events, news updates, and the latest about his upcoming novels.



Introducing Dennis Lehane Books

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Dennis LehaneWe’re excited to tell you that HarperCollins has just announced the formation of a new imprint called Dennis Lehane Books! Working with his longtime editor, Claire Wachtel, Dennis Lehane will help identify and acquire literary fiction with a dark urban edge.

Lehane says, “My goal is to call attention to worthy writers, who for some unknown reason aren’t as popular as they deserve to be. I just want to publish good work — an enthralling story gracefully told.”



Just A Reminder…

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

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And Now For The Big Reveal!

Monday, October 18th, 2010

As you can see, the ARLA website has had a bit of work done. Doesn’t it look fabulous?

In addition to the new site, we’ve also created a Twitter account and Facebook page. We know you already love us, but now you can officially be our fan!


Friday Night Rights

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

It’s been an exciting week here at ARLA! Not only did we make it to the London Book Fair unscathed by volcanic ash, we also signed Dennis Lehane with a new UK publishing team!

There were several worthy competitors, but ultimately David Shelley of Little, Brown was the victor. He scored a two-book deal for Moonlight Mile, Lehane’s final Patrick and Angie novel, and the as yet untitled sequel to The Given Day.

We’d like to thank Sarah Nundy of Andrew Nurnberg Associates for running point on this one!

Catch the full postgame report from the Bookseller.

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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And Now For Some More Tooting Of Our Own Horn

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Writer’s Digest interviewed Penn Whaling for their October issue’s “Ask The Pro” column. Go pick up your copy now for some helpful advice on finding a literary agent!