The publishing world received a blow today when publishing prodigy Kate Lee officially left her role at International Creative Management (ICM). (Five days before her scheduled departure date, no less!) Ms. Lee has been with ICM for what would have been 10 years next month, and her trajectory from an assistant at the company to a Talk of the Town subject at 27 undoubtedly served as inspiration for many young agents trying to break into the grind of the publishing world.
Ms. Lee’s reputation rose as a wunderkind agent who spied the trend of publishing Internet writers before anyone else (The New York Observer‘s own Editor In Chief Elizabeth Spiers was one of Ms. Lee’s first clients), and her departure will undoubtedly send many unrepresented bloggers howling into the night.
So why is she leaving? Read More