Savvy agents have long known the advantages of representing well-established literary estates and now following the diminution of PFD, the gloves are off in London. The Times says: ” No point wasting one’s time with new authors. They’re unpredictable, demanding. They require lunch. No, what any literary agent worth his salt needs in 2008 is a classic author with form: famous, prolific and deceased within the past 70 years. In recent months, the literary estate – the body of work belonging to a dead author – has suddenly and unexpectedly become big business.” As previously reported, Andrew Wylie took over […]
Ian Fleming Publications has appointed Simon Trewin at United Agents, to manage world English literary rights in the Ian Fleming titles and the Young Bond series. Trewin will partner with Zoe Pagnamenta of the Zoe Pagnamenta Agency to represent the properties in the US. Foreign rights will continue to be managed by The Buckman Agency, and Sebastian Faulks’ Devil May Care and Kate Westbrook’s MoneyPenny Diaries remain with Aitken Alexander Associates.
John Rudolph has been promoted to executive editor for Putnam Children’s, where has worked since August, 2001. Katie Henderson, previously at Bloomsbury, is now an associate editor at Doubleday. Ethan Friedman is leaving Collins Business. Lisa Grubka has left the William Morris Agency after six years to join Foundry Literary + Media.
Agent Emma Parry has left Fletcher Parry “to pursue new challenges” as of July 1. Partner Christy Fletcher will take over Parry’s clients and continue to work non-exclusively with UK agents alongside Melissa Chinchillo, recently promoted to full agent and rights director. “New additions” to the agency’s staff are planned for the fall and Fletcher will retain the name “for the time being.”