Emma Parry Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent Emma Parry and Janklow & Nesbit Associates is part of a series about literary agents and Finding a Literary Agent. Publishing Agent Emma Parry is a literary agent with Janklow & Nesbit Associates. Book Agent Emma Parry was born in England, and after attending Cambridge she joined the graduate program of Ogilvy & Mather before being rescued from advertising by the legendary British literary agent Gillon Aitken. She worked with Gillon on Ian Hamilton, Helen Fielding, Sebastian Faulks, Germaine Greer, and V.S. Naipaul while building my own list of writers including Kathryn Flett and Toby Young.
In 1999, Emma Parry Literary Agent came to New York with letters of introduction from Gillon Aitken and Vidia Naipaul, and money to last a week. She joined Carlisle and Company and built a fast growing list of wits, thinkers, and historians. She has worked with winners of the Shiva Naipaul Prize for Travel Writing, the National Book Critics Circle, the Man Booker, the Pulitzer, and the Nobel. Her client list includes: Paul McCartney, Bernardine Evaristo, Marian Keyes, Maggie O’Farrell, Sacha Baron Cohen, John Guy, Sarah Hall, Alan Hollinghurst, David Kennedy, Hari Kunzru, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Tom Shone, and Kamila Shamsie.
In 2003, Emma Parry Literary Agent formed Fletcher & Parry with Christy Fletcher and Donald Lamm. Over five years they built a terrific business. In late 2007, an opportunity arose to sell her half of the agency and the time was right.
Emma Parry Literary Agent spent her daughters’ smallest years working from home—ghosting and development editing—before re-entering publishing by joining Janklow in 2013.
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