literary agent

noun

: a person who helps writers get their works published

Examples of literary agent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alan, a former literary agent, ended up quitting his job in order to stay with his son on set, producer David Heyman told The Guardian in 2009. Katie Mannion, Peoplemag, 4 Feb. 2024 Hong connected Andrews with P.J. Mark, Hong’s literary agent. Lauren Leblanc, Los Angeles Times, 18 Jan. 2024 His ability to illuminate flawed men on the page caught the eye of literary agent Jane von Mehren. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 10 Jan. 2024 The literary agent Andrew Wylie chose a 1960 portrait of W.H. Auden. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 My father was a movie-business literary agent and a huge collector of books. WSJ, 29 Dec. 2023 Ruspoli in turned connected him with a literary agent, CAA’s Anthony Matero. Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 All his other relationships, including those with his first and most beloved wife, with his gay best friend slash literary agent, and with his two children, have engendered various levels of resentment over the years. The New Yorker, 25 Aug. 2023 Mark Gottlieb, a literary agent with Trident Media Group who has sold many titles to Skyhorse over the years, said that Skyhorse fills a critical niche in the industry. Elizabeth A. Harris, New York Times, 4 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Literary agent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/literary%20agent. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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