Always a Wedding Columnist, Never a Groom: Times Reporter Sells Roman à Clef

devan Always a Wedding Columnist, Never a Groom: Times Reporter Sells Roman à ClefDevan Sipher, a four-year veteran of The New York Times‘ “Weddings & Celebrations” section, has sold a roman à clef at auction to Penguin imprint NAL, Publisher’s Marketplace reports.

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According to PM, the novel is “loosely based on the author’s life, about a wedding columnist who can’t find a bride of his own.” It’s the first of a two-book deal that sold at auction.

At The Times, Mr. Sipher has written up, among others, the weddings of Dan Miller, guitarist for the band They Might Be Giants, and Nicola Kraus, co-author of The Nanny Diaries.