Dec 6 Tue 6.30pm Skylight Room 9100 CUNY Center for Humanities and Writers Institute Literary Agents Panel at Graduate Center

Andre Aciman is head of the Writers Institute at the CUNY Graduate Center and a distinguished professor and author in his own right

Andre Aciman is head of the Writers Institute at the CUNY Graduate Center and a distinguished professor and author in his own right

Annual Agent Panel at CUNY Center for Humanities and Writers Institute

Ever wonder what literary agents do? Or why they have become so necessary to both budding and established writers? Want to meet agents? Join leading literary agents Chris Calhoun, Claire Anderson-Wheeler, Richard Morris and Chris Calhoun as they discuss the do’s and don’ts of publishing and answer the questions most frequently asked by writers about how to get published. Come hear them speak and tell you about their work, their lives, their careers, and their authors.

Claire has been through the same mill as putative authors as well as lawyers initially on the other side of the Atlantic

Claire Anderson-Wheeler (Associate Agent, Regal Hoffmann & Associates) is an associate agent at Regal Hoffmann & Associates LLC, New York. She previously agented at Christine Green Author’s Agency, London, and Anderson Literary Management, New York. She agents adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction, and narrative non-fiction primarily for the adult market. She is currently particularly interested in building the non-fiction side of her list, and on that front is looking for distinctive, well-credentialed biography, quirky historical narratives seen through an unexpected lens; “big picture” science, and distinctive, thoughtful memoir (no travel writing or dating memoirs). In adult fiction, she is looking for anything with big voices and narrative purpose, including speculative fiction. In YA and MG, she is looking particularly towards speculative, fantasy and urban fantasy, but is also a fan of contemporary, issue-driven stories. Regal Hoffmann & Associates was founded in 2002; Claire has been an associate there since 2013. She is Irish and grew up in Ireland, Belgium and Switzerland, although she was born in Washington DC. She holds a law degree from Trinity College, Dublin and a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, UK.

Eve prepared for her business role with writers by studying history and English literature

Eve Attermann has worked in WME’s Literary Department since 2011, representing a varied list of literary and commercial fiction writers, journalists and historians, and chefs and lifestyle experts. Her clients include Melissa Scrivner Love (Lola), Hollie Overton (Baby Doll), Elizabeth Plank (2016ish on Vox.com), Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie (Limetown), Virginia Grohl (From Cradle to Stage), Laci Green (Sex+), Ella Woodward (Deliciously Ella), Elise Strachan (Sweet! Celebrations), Steve Aoki (Eat Sleep Cake Repeat), and Hart Hanson (The Driver), among others. Eve started her career at Little, Brown and Company after graduating from Vanderbilt University with a BA in European History and English Literature.
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Richard Morris is an old hand at a distinguished agency who maps the process clearly for the ingenue and tyro


Richard Morris
has been an agent at Janklow & Nesbit for 15 years representing fiction and non-fiction. His clients include, among others, Mark Schatzker (Steak, The Dorito Effect), Novella Carpenter (Farm City, Gone Feral), Jonny Waldman (Rust), Blaine Lourd (Born On The Bayou), Eric Hudspeth (The Resurrectionist), Andrea Hiott (Thinking Small) and the Gore Vidal Estate.
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Chris Calhoun came late to agenting but has attracted a roster of distinguished writers who appreciate his artistic as well as business enthusiasm

Chris Calhoun founded his literary agency in 2011 after departing Sterling Lord Literistic, where he was a partner and vice president for nineteen years. In addition to representing some of America’s most prominent journalists, critics, historians, poets, and novelists, his agency also places author’s papers and rare manuscripts with libraries and institutions. His client list includes regular contributors to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Wall Street Journal and many other publications. Agency authors have been winners of the National Book Award, The National Book Critics Circle Award, The Pulitzer Prize, and other honors. Recent archival sales have been to Yale University (Beinecke), The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas, and The New York Public Library.

Cosponsored by the Writers’ Institute at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

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