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Carolyn S. French Literary Agent was a book agent with Fifi Oscard Agency in New York City before she passed away November 16, 2013. Literary Agent Carolyn S. French was born in San Francisco and traveled all over the world. In the Shah’s Iran, she taught co-ed English classes. In England, she co-translated the untranslatable “Trans-Atlantyk” by Witold Gombrowicz with “breathtaking ingenuity” according to The New York Times Book Review. She was educated at Vassar and UC Berkeley. Publishing Agent Carolyn S. French received a PhD in English Literature at Stanford University. Her doctoral dissertation on King Lear was performed at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival.

At age 72, Carolyn S. French Literary Agent became a book agent at Fifi Oscard Agency in New York City while she discovered, and then nurtured, Margaret Edson’s play “Wit” towards the 1999 Pulitzer Prize and the HBO movie directed by Mike Nichols with Emma Thompson. Carolyn, 86, died with dignity on November 16, 2013. Formerly married to James M. French, she is survived by their daughter, Gay French-Ottaviani and son-in-law, Lorenzo Ottaviani of Pound Ridge, NY.

Carolyn S. French Literary Agent was on our list of Publishing Agents New York (book agents in New York State), Publishing Agents NYC (book agents in NYC), Publishing Agents USA (book agents in the United States), Fiction Publishing Agents (book agents who represent fiction authors), Nonfiction Publishing Agents (book agents who represent nonfiction, not just novels), Children’s Publishing Agents (book agents who represent books for younger readers), and Young Adult Publishing Agents (book agents who represent YA books for teens).

Carolyn S. French Literary Agent Biography

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Book Genres – Carolyn S. French Literary Agent

Carolyn S. French Literary Agent represented the following book genres:

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Children’s Books

Representative Sales – Carolyn S. French Literary Agent

  • A NIGHT IN THE CEMETERY: STORIES OF CRIME AND SUSPENSE by Anton Chekhov (Pegasus)
  • THE WORLD AS AN EGG: JUNK SCIENCE AND PUBLIC by Danger Dan Agin (Thomas Dunne Books)
  • THE TRUE AND NOBLE HISTORY OF OPHELIA by Lisa Klein (Bloomsbury Children’s)
  • ACTING: ADVANCED TECNIQUES FOR THE ACTOR, DIRECTOR, AND TEACHER by Terry Schreiber (Allworth Press)
  • ARIEL BY Grace Tiffany (Laura Geringer Books/Harper Children’s)

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