Ned Leavitt Agency

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"When Ned Leavitt left the William Morris Agency after 13 years of "warrior" training, the first thing he did was take flying lessons. Then he founded The Ned Leavitt Agency. After working in a large commercial atmosphere, Ned wanted to create a more intimate setting, allowing for increased personal contact with authors and a deeper connection to the writing process. Located in the Soho area of Manhattan, home of many artists and galleries, the agency consists of Ned Leavitt -- founder and Jillian Sweeney -- agency associate. Although representing a number of bestselling authors, Ned has kept the agency small to maintain a creative and flexible working environment. "We are small in size, but intensely dedicated to our authors and to supporting excellent and unique writing."" [1] "A graduate of Harvard University with an MFA in theater from the University of Hawaii, Ned has been at times an actor, singer, cab driver, theatrical director, choral conductor, poker player, drummer, and vision quest guide." [1]

Partial list of books represented by the Ned Leavitt Agency (in alphabetical order): [2]

David Abram Spell of the Sensuous (Pantheon/Vintage)

Jonis Agee South of Resurrection (Viking)

Karen Alexander A Gift from Daniel (Perigee)

Robert Alter The Transformative Power of Crisis/How Long Till My Soul Gets it Right (HarperCollins)

Sherry Ruth Anderson The Cultural Creatives (Harmony) co-author Paul Ray

Allen Appel In Time of War (Carroll & Graf) From Father to Son (St. Martin’s)

Marc Barasch Remarkable Recovery (Riverhead) co-author Caryle Hirshberg Healing Dreams (Riverhead)

Thomas Berry The Universe Story (HarperCollins) co-author Brian Swimme

Joan Borysenko Inner Peace for Busy People (Hay House) Inner Peace for Busy Women (Hay House) A Woman’s Journey to God (Riverhead) A Woman’s Book of Life (Riverhead)

Paul Bowles Morocco (Abrams) co-author Barry Brukoff

Gregg Braden The Isaiah Effect (Harmony) The God Code (Hay House)

Barry Brukoff Morocco (Abrams) co-author Paul Bowles

Mary Ann & Frederic Brussat Spiritual Literacy (Scribner) Spiritual Rx (Hyperion) 100 More Ways to Keep Your Soul Alive (HarperSanFrancisco)

Sedonia Cahill Wisdom Circles (Hyperion) co-authors Charles Garfield and Cindy Spring

Shawna Carol The Way of Song (St. Martin’s)

Robin Casarjian Forgiveness (Bantam)

Stephen Cope Yoga and the Quest for True Self (Bantam) The Wisdom of Yoga (Sounds True Audio)

Kenneth Cohen The Way of Qigong (Ballantine) Honoring the Medicine (Ballantine)

Mary Lou Cook You Can Help Someone Who’s Grieving (Penguin) co-authors Diane Fisher & Victoria Frigo

David Cooper God is a Verb (Riverhead)

Gayle Delaney Sexual Dreams (Ballantine)

Kathleen DesMaisons Potatoes Not Prozac (Simon & Schuster) Your Last Diet (Ballantine) Sugar Addicts (Ballantine)

Kat Duff Alchemy of Illness (Pantheon)

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D Women Who Run With the Wolves (Ballantine) The Gift of Story (Ballantine) The Faithful Gardener (HarperSanFrancisco) Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Book of the Month Club)

Diane Fisher You Can Help Someone Who’s Grieving (Penguin) co-authors Mary Lou Cook & Victoria Frigo

Matthew Fox Original Blessing (Tarcher) Confessions (HarperSanFrancisco) Creativity (Tarcher) Natural Grace (Doubleday Broadway) co-author Rupert Sheldrake One River, Many Wells (Tarcher) Prayer (Putnam) A Reinvention of Work (HarperSanFrancisco) Sheer Joy (Tarcher) Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh (Harmony)

Victoria Frigo You Can Help Someone Who’s Grieving (Penguin) co-authors Mary Lou Cook & Diane Fisher

Charles Garfield Wisdom Circles (Hyperion) co-authors Cindy Spring and Sedonia Cahill

Dennis Gersten Are You Getting Enlightened or Losing Your Mind? (Harmony)

Douglas Gillette King Warrior Magician Lover (HarperSanFrancisco) co-author Robert Moore

Nancy Goodman It Was Food vs. Me…And I Won (Viking/Penguin)

Michael Gurian The Prince and the King (Tarcher) Mother, Sons and Lovers (Shambhala)

Joseph Jastrab Sacred Manhood Sacred Earth (HarperCollins)

Kristi Jorde Child of Eternity (Ballantine)

Sam Keen Fire in the Belly (Bantam) Love and Be Loved (Bantam) Hymns to an Unknown God (Bantam) Learning to Fly (Broadway)

Tama Kieves This Time I Dance! (Tarcher)

Judy Kramer Changing Places (Riverhead)

Gregg Levoy Callings (Harmony)

Michael Meade Men and the Water of Life (HarperSanFrancisco)

Bruce Moody Will Work for Food or $ (Red Wheel/Weiser)

Robert Moore King Warrior Magician Lover (HarperSanFrancisco) co-author Douglas Gillette

Caroline Myss Sacred Contracts (Harmony) Anatomy of the Spirit (Harmony) Invisible Acts of Power (Free Press) Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can (Harmony) Spiritual Power, Spiritual Practice (Sounds True Audio)

Christiane Northrup, M.D. The Wisdom of Menopause (Bantam)

David Payne Gravesend Light (Doubleday) Ruin Creek (Doubleday)

Peter Pitzele Our Fathers’ Wells (HarperCollins)

Robert Powell Meditations on the Tarot (Tarcher) translator/editor

Martin Prechtel Long Life, Honey in the Heart (Tarcher) Secrets of the Talking Jaguar (Tarcher)

Paul Ray The Cultural Creatives (Harmony) co-author Sherry Anderson

David Rosen Transforming Depression (Penguin) The Tao of Jung (Viking/Penguin)

Ellen Rothman White Coat (William Morrow)

Harvey Sachs The Letters of Arturo Toscanini (Knopf) Rubenstein: A Life (Grove Press)

Joseph Sharp Living our Dying (Hyperion)

Rupert Sheldrake Natural Grace (Doubleday) co-author Matthew Fox

Anne and Charles Simpkinson Sacred Stories (ed, HarperSanFrancisco) Nourishing the Soul (ed, HarperSanFrancisco)

Kathleen Dowling Singh The Grace in Dying (HarperSanFrancisco)

Nancy Slotnick Cablight On: Find the One in 6 Months or Less (Gotham, Winter 2006)

Malidom Somé The Healing Wisdom of Africa (Tarcher) Ritual (Penguin Arkana)

Sobonfu Somé Welcoming Spirit Home (New World Library) The Spirit of Intimacy (William Morrow)

David Spangler Apprenticed to Spirit (Riverhead) Blessing (Riverhead) Everyday Miracles: The Inner Art of Manifestation (Bantam) Parent as Mystic, Mystic as Parent (Riverhead) The Call (Riverhead)

Cindy Spring Wisdom Circles (Hyperion) co-authors Charles Garfield and Sedonia Cahill

Clark Strand Seeds from a Birch Tree (Hyperion) The Wooden Bowl (Hyperion)

Gail Straub Rhythm of Compassion (Tuttle) Circle of Compassion (Tuttle)

Brian Swimme The Universe Story (HarperSanFrancisco) co-author Brian Swimme

Lawrence Thornton Imagining Argentina (Doubleday) Sailors on the Inward Sea (Free Press) Naming the Spirits (Doubleday) Tales from the Blue Archives (Doubleday) Ghost Woman (University of California Press) Under the Gypsy Moon (Doubleday)

Jacques Vallee Revelations (Ballantine) UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union (Ballantine)

William Weaver translator of Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, Luigi Pirandello, Alberto Moravia, and Pope John Paul XXIII A Tent in this World (McPherson)

David Whyte The Heart Aroused (Doubleday) Crossing the Unknown Sea (Riverhead)

Richard Yates (Estate) Revolutionary Road (foreign rights) Collected Stories (Henry Holt) A Good School (Henry Holt) The Easter Parade (Henry Holt) A Special Providence (Henry Holt) Disturbing the Peace (foreign rights) Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (foreign rights) Young Hearts Crying (foreign rights)

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  1. Ned Leavitt Agency Agency, organizational web page, accessed April 27, 2018.