Malaga Baldi

Malaga Baldi has worked as an independent literary agent since 1986. The Baldi Agency is an eclectic agency specializing in literary fiction, memoir and cultural history with over forty clients. She worked as a cashier at Gotham Book Mart, in the Ballantine Books Publicity Department, as an associate at Candida Donadio & Associates and the Elaine Markson Agency before going out on her own.  Baldi graduated from Hampshire College and lives in NYC with her spouse, daughter and aged black standard poodle.

Baldi works with large and small houses alike -- from Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Knopf, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster to Skyhorse, Cleis Press, Bellevue Literary Books and the University of Wisconsin Press.  Award Winning William J. Mann's biography of Marlon Brando, The Contender is due out shortly from Harper Collins.  Mann's Wisecracker, Kate are in development. Mann's Tinseltown received an Edgar Best Fact Crime Award and is optioned for television.  Kia Corthron's The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter won the Center for Fiction First Novel Award, Blanche Boyd's Tomb of the Unknown was selected as an Amazon best May 2018 novel and Baldi received the 2018 Publishing Triangle Leadership Award.

What I'm Looking For

literary/first fiction
hybridy/multidisciplined creative nonfiction
cultural history -- multidisciplined

Sample Titles or Authors

Kia Corthron
Mary Cappello
Bill Mann
David J. Skal
Kate Bornstein

Specializes In

FICTION: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, GLBT, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Music, Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Pop Culture


FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Erotica, GLBT, Graphic Novels, Mystery

NONFICTION: Current Affairs, Food & Lifestyle, History, Investigative Journalism, Medical, Politics, Science, Women's Concerns