Yannick Murphy

IN A BEAR’S EYE: Stories (2008) 

A short story collection, the title story included in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007.

Rights: Dzanc Books, North America


Based on the life of the legendary courtesan and alleged spy, a novel set in the sensual jungles of Java, the glittering capitals of Europe, and the dankness of a Parisian prison cell.

Rights: Little Brown, World. Sold to: Little, Brown (Richard Beswick), U.K.; RCS Rizzoli Libri, Italy; Mir Knigi, Russia; Kinneret, Israel; Record, Brazil; Ediciones, Spain; Kontinents, Latvia; Prometheus/BertBakker, Netherlands; Wydawnictwo Sonia Draga, Poland; Humanity’s Friends, Portugal; Alnari, Serbia


Splitting time between a ramshackle apartment and a lonely hot dog vendor, the observant thirteen-year-old who stands steadily at the center of this inventive novel gives lyrical voice to an unforgettable instant—1970s New York, stifling, violent, and full of life. Balanced between her enigmatic siblings, borderline parents, and a quiet sense of the surreal, she recounts a year of startling moments with dark humor and deadpan resilience. From Whiting recipient and author of New York Times Notable book THE SEA OF TREES; represented by Judy Heiblum.

Rights: McSweeney’s Books, NA Hardcover; Grove, Paperback; Atrium Verlag, Germany