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Nicholas Ciani

Nicholas Ciani joined Atria in 2019, acquiring for the One Signal, Black Privilege Publishing, and Atria Books imprints. In the past, he has worked at The New Yorker, Macmillan, and at Vigliano Associates where he represented and helped develop projects in fiction and nonfiction.


His list includes social justice leader Tamika D. Mallory’s State of Emergency (“An urgent call for racial justice that demands attention, discussion, and action.” —Kirkus Reviews [starred review]); Kim Kelly’s Fight Like Hell, a history of the American labor movement; Kathleen McLaughlin’s Blood Money, an examination of the global market for blood plasma; 2021 Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Jena Friedman’s essay collection Not Funny; Afghanistan War veteran Miles Lagoze’s memoir Dead End; and The Fight of Our Lives by IuliiaMendel, journalist and former spokesperson to Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.


Nick was a 2020 Publishers Weekly Star Watch nominee. As an agent, he sold novelist Max Gross’s 2020 National Jewish Book Award winner The Lost Shtetl.

Areas of Interest: Narrative Nonfiction, Politics/Current Events, Social Science, Pop Culture, History, Memoir

Authors Include: Kim Kelly, Tamika Mallory, Jena Friedman, Edna Bonhomme, Kathleen McLaughlin 

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State of Emergency
Fight Like Hell
Last Updated: August 8, 2022