John Talbot Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent John Talbot and Talbot Fortune Agency is part of a series about literary agents and Finding a Book Agent. Publishing Agent John Talbot is an agent with Talbot Fortune Agency. Book Agent John Talbot is a member of the AAR. Prior to becoming an agent, he spent three years with Pocket Books and seven years with Putnam Berkley (now part of Penguin USA), where he rose to the rank of Senior Editor and worked with such global bestsellers as Tom Clancy, W.E.B. Griffin, and Jack Higgins, as well as rising literary stars such as Tom Perrotta, whose novel ELECTION was the basis for the Oscar-nominated film of the same name. John Talbot edited over a dozen national bestsellers and had five New York Times Notable Books for the Putnam, Berkley, and Riverhead imprints. He began his editorial career at Simon & Schuster/Prentice Hall Press.
John Talbot Literary Agent has two-and-a-half decades of book publishing experience as an editor and literary agent. As an agent, he has placed books at imprints of all of the major publishers, including: Doubleday, Random House, Bantam Dell, Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, HarperCollins, Grand Central/Hachette, St. Martin’s Press, Putnam Berkley, Dutton, NAL, Wiley, Macmillan, and McGraw-Hill. His clients include: several New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, Wall Street Journal and ABA Indiebound bestsellers, National Book Award Finalist Clarence Major, National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee Bruce Bawer, New England Book Award winner Suzanne Strempek Shea, former Delta Force commander Lt. Col. Brad Taylor, US Army (Ret.), former CBS News Senior Producer Batt Humphries, and Coffeehouse Mystery Series bestseller Cleo Coyle.
John Talbot Literary Agent received his B.A. in English Composition from DePauw University and also spent semesters at Washington University in St. Louis and Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan.
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