This weekend, the Guardian profiled Andrew Wylie, agent to the likes of Salman Rushdie and Philip Roth.
Included are all the familiar elements of the Andrew Wylie legend–the legendary estates, the nickname “The Jackal,” the youthful bad poetry and time with Andy Warhol–but this time, however, Wylie also reveals the succession plans Read More
Wylie Agency director Scott Moyers has sold a highly sought-after biography of J. Edgar Hoover by Yale history professor Beverly Gage. The book, which Ms. Gage plans to research and write in about four years, was acquired by Wendy Wolf at Viking for several hundred thousand dollars after about two weeks after Mr. Moyers first Read More
Scott Moyers gave up his job as editor-in-chief of the Penguin Press just over a year ago to become the number two man at the Wylie Agency. It was a classic path, one that many editors before him had followed, but it nevertheless carried certain connotations—sort of like when a beloved professor gives up his Read More
Bill Gates Sr., co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is shopping a book about his life and the virtues of charity, publishing sources say. (Doubleday just issued a press release saying they bought the book; see update below)
The proposal for the book–titled Showing Up For Life–was sent out last Friday by Read More
Last month was Scott Moyers’ first as a literary agent, and by the end of it he had sold four books: a study of the American labor movement by the historian Philip Dray; a cultural history of middle age by New York Times writer Patricia Cohen; a biography of Joseph Goebbels by the German historian Read More