Anna Sproul-Latimer

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Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
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Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul

A movie like that would have been visionary in 2010, but in 2022 it’s so embarrassing. Not to mention a total waste of Meryl Streep, yeesh.

#mswl: books with the same general aim as this movie that lead with love, empathy, and curiosity. It is not news anymore that you can embrace all of those things and still be funny. You just have to be talented to pull it off. 😬

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
94 Tips

I have a weird biography #mswl for any European historians with who can write cinematically and with the 100-proof WTF energy of, say, “Amadeus.” If you think you might be that person, DM me! Especially if you like a good 19th century German.

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
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Helen Rosner @hels

That Elle Story reminds me of a column I read ages ago that I think about a lot: the writer posited that the reason humans develop intense, irrational, obsessive crushes isn’t to get us into relationships — it’s to get us *out of* relationships

BIG #MSWL for me: a book by a psychologist or journalist with a platform on how and what limerence activates for women.

So many of us spend decades (or entire lifetimes) only able to perceive our own ambitions, hunger, and desires in the form of our crushes on other people.

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
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Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul

Rand and Robyn Miller will have a place in my iTunes as deep and eternal as Sirrus and Achenar's entrapment in Spire. That's right. You heard me. PS Sirrus continues to be my fashion inspo, what, 25 years later

FINAL NOTE: hardcore #mswl for any books that rigorously explore, relate to, or capture the spirit of Myst *or* the classic LucasArts games. If you know what this picture is of, you will a. realize where my whole personality comes from and b. be required to be my friend

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
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Forget Joanne and her cluster B/phobic personality hole or whatever is going on there. THIS lit agent has a #mswl for either nonfiction or meta-fiction about the REAL king of confusing meta identity-based performance art for popular audiences:

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
94 Tips
Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
94 Tips

Hey here’s a #mswl: I would love to see pitches from BIPOC authors who live with adult ADHD, memoir or prescriptive. There are a lot of different possible books here obvi.

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
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Done with the industry rage-tweets for now, I think. Trying to focus my work on finding and championing the stories in this amazing Danez Smith poem @alan_townsend just sent me. #mswl, people. poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine…

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
94 Tips
Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
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Who, by the way, is going to write me the big, obvious nonfiction book on money and shame? Something Brene Brown-y or Jenny Odell-y or somewhere in between. Not a financial advice book as much as a look at what people's emotional realities are. #mswl

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
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Listening to Steve Reich (thanks @TommyVierbuchen--this is amazing) is reminding me of my kookiest current #mswl: a TRICK MIRROR-like--fun! But brilliant! But crucially fun!--cultural crit book in appreciation of circularity and stasis in contemporary music/art/literature.

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
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UGH this made me cry. I want to rep books with similar energy pls #MSWL nytimes.com/2019/08/23/sty…

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
94 Tips
Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
94 Tips

My parameters on this #mswl, in case you're scanning the hashtag: it definitely would need to be nonfiction, and I am looking for an ending that's amazing on Earth as opposed to in the afterlife

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
94 Tips

Do you know what I would really love to read/rep? A Shawshank-like nonfiction story in which things seem like they're going to turn out horribly and then--twist!--everything turns out not just okay, but jump up and down amazing. #MSWL

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
94 Tips

This is maybe more one of my trademark weird fixations than a #mswl, but I am *obsessed* not just with Ursula LeGuin but with her entire family of origin, the Kroebers. They were all fascinating and funny and wildly ahead of their time and someone write me this book?!

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
94 Tips
Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art
27 MSWL
94 Tips

Hey science writers: a book on skin hunger is now on my #mswl! Write it for me. (Your FB article posts are the greatest, @lesleykinzel) broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/…