Cohen Debut to Gallery

Gallery (Simon & Schuster) Books assistant editor Elana Cohen took world rights to a currently untitled debut novel by Leslie Cohen. The book follows, Gallery said, "a millennial music writer prone to whimsy, and a level-headed, practical engineer." Andrew Blauner at the Blauner Books Literary Agency handled the sale for Cohen, whose proposal came with a plug from actor David Duchovny, who is also represented by Blauner; Gallery said that Duchovny declared the author to be a "young Nora Ephron." The novel is planned for a 2018 publication. —Publisher's Weekly