Sunday, February 28, 2010

Historical Thriller Writer Alexander Galant Signs With NY Literary Agency, Writers House

Toronto based writer Alexander Galant has signed with New York Based literary agent Michelle Rubin of The Writers House to represent his work. The Writers House is one of the largest literary agencies in the world that represents well-known and respected novelists in both fiction and non-fiction.

Since the release of the NY Times Best Seller "Dracula the Un-Dead" in October 2009, for which Alexander Galant did all the historical research on and adapted/directed into a dramatic reading for the Toronto stage, he has been working on his new manuscript currently entitled "Bloody Mary Kelly." Galant's "Bloody Mary Kelly" is parallel stories between two centuries, Jack the Ripper strikes: In the past, five women are butchered, including the unfortunate Mary Kelly whose difficult life came to the most brutal end of all. In present day, a "copy-cat" Ripper hunts down women bearing the same names. Scotland Yard is baffled to find a secret, vital clue from the original case being used today, but ex-profiler Dr. Mary Kelly cannot waver, for she must find the killer before she becomes his next victim.

As well as a writer, Galant is also an accomplished director in both theater and film. In theater he received the Adjudicator's Award for Innovation, for Incorporating Animation, Computer-Generated Effects and Film Sequences with live actors in The Wizard of Oz and received a similar Thea Award for Singin' in the Rain for which he made it rain across the stage. Other theatre directing includes: A Tribute to Judy Garland, Love Letters, I'll Be Back Before Midnight, The Odd Couple, A Christmas Carol the Musical and Twelve Angry Men. Alexander Galant also adapted and directed a staged reading of Bram Stoker's Dracula for the 100th Anniversary in 1997, paying homage to Stoker's original reading.