LitReactor's Rob Hart Signs With Exhibit A For Debut Novel 'New Yorked'

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Rob Hart, LitReactor's Class Director and Senior Editor, has signed with Exhibit A Books, the crime imprint of Angry Robot, for his first novel, New Yorked. It's tentatively scheduled to come out early next year. 

It's a double-whammy for Team LitReactor, as the deal was brokered by his agent, Bree Ogden of the D4EO Literary Agency, who is also the site's class facilitator and sometime-instructor. 

Here's what Rob had to say about the deal: 

Exhibit A is a great house, and along with Angry Robot, they're putting out great books. They're on the right side of issues like DRM-free eBooks and print/digital bundling. And they're distributed by Random House, so they've got the guts of an indie, but with serious reach into bookstores. I couldn't ask for more. 

There's a lot to be happy about and a lot of people to thank, and right at the top is everyone at The Cult and LitReactor. Everyone. This is where I cut my teeth. Without these communities, I wouldn't be here. 

And here's a little bit about New Yorked

Ash McKenna wakes up on the floor of his apartment with a vicious hangover, no memory of the previous night, and three voicemails on his phone. The first is from Chell, the woman he loves, terrified she’s being followed. The second is static and click. The third is news that Chell has been murdered.  

Ash vows to track down her killer and make him pay in blood. In the process, he clashes with a drag queen crime boss, uncovers a mysterious military-grade jump drive, and stumbles into a live action role-playing game with a hardboiled theme.

Beaten, exhausted, and drowning in conspiracy theories, Ash is forced to face the memories of his tumultuous relationship with Chell, his unresolved anger over his father’s death, his feelings of displacement from the city where he was born—and the consequences of his own violent tendencies…

Want to know more about the deal? There's more info on the Exhibit A Books website, and on Rob's website

Joshua Chaplinsky

News by Joshua Chaplinsky

Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor. He is the author of The Paradox Twins (CLASH Books), the story collection Whispers in the Ear of A Dreaming Ape, and the parody Kanye West—Reanimator. His short fiction has been published by Vice, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Thuglit, Severed Press, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Broken River Books, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @jaceycockrobin. More info at and

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Deets999's picture
Deets999 from Connecticut is reading Adjustment Day February 11, 2014 - 7:49am

Congrats, Rob - that is great news for you!!!  Will have to tell us more on the next podcast!!

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine February 11, 2014 - 8:26am

Handsome and talented. What a jerk.

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Dan J. Fiore from Pittsburgh is reading too many things at once February 11, 2014 - 11:09am

Congrats, Rob!


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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On February 11, 2014 - 12:09pm

Way to kill it it, Rob! Look forward to reading it,

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin February 11, 2014 - 12:49pm

Congrats Rob :)

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LeahD from Boston is reading The Devil In The White City February 11, 2014 - 2:29pm

Mazel tov! Angry Robot has some great books.

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff February 11, 2014 - 6:33pm

Very cool. Congrats.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 12, 2014 - 7:20am


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Jeff from Florida is reading Another Side of Bob Dylan by Victor Maymudes February 12, 2014 - 2:33pm

Way to go. You're like the wolfpack leader right now. Good for you. 

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Rob from New York City is reading at a fast enough pace it would be cumbersome to update this February 12, 2014 - 3:30pm

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I am excited as a bunny on crack about this. 

And I'll have some more on this next week...

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SammyB from Las Vegas is reading currently too many to list February 12, 2014 - 5:09pm

Congrats, Rob! So happy for you.