Literary Agent Malaga Baldi Honored
With Publishing Triangle's Leadership Award

From left, Ferro-Grumley winner Alistair McCartney (THE DISINTEGRATIONS); Leadership Award winner Malaga Baldi; Sarah Van Arsdale and Stephen Greco of Ferro-Grumley Literary Awards, Inc.
At the Triangle Awards ceremony on April 26, 2018, held at the New School in New York City, the Publishing Triangle presented its special Leadership Award to Malaga Baldi.

Created in 2002, this award recognizes contributions to LGBTQ literature by those who are not primarily writers, such as editors, agents, librarians and institutions.

Malaga Baldi worked in a bookstore, at a publishing house, and for two different agencies before founding her own literary agency in 1986. Since then, the Baldi Agency has established a reputation as an eclectic agency specializing in literary fiction, memoir and cultural history. She is known for her tireless advocacy for her clients and their books.

Among the Baldi Agency's authors are Kate Bornstein, Blanche McCrary Boyd, Barbara Carrellas, Raymond Coppinger, Patty Dann, Glenn Kurtz, William Mann, and Martin Moran. A first novel she agented - Jazz Moon, by Joe Okonkwo - won the Publishing Triangle's Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction last year. Baldi was a founding member of the Publishing Triangle and served on its initial board of directors. She has also served as a judge for various literary prizes.

Baldi lives in Manhattan with her wife and their daughter.

For her long-standing commitment to present the best in LGBTQ literature, the Publishing Triangle bestowed this prize on Baldi. Rick Whitaker, another client of her agency and a past finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction (for An Honest Ghost, 2014), presented the award, which includes a prize of $500.

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