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Nina Ryan Literary Agent was an agent with the Cowles-Ryan Literary Agency in Massachusetts. She is no longer an agent. She is now and Independent Publishing Professional. Literary Agent Nina Ryan was an agent and freelance editor who knows that good books are successful because of good writing and good ideas.

Nina Ryan Literary Agent began her career at Random House as a publicist. She went on to become an editor working primarily on nonfiction including books by Miami Herald crime reporter Edna Buchanan, Russian novelist Vassily Aksyonov, and political activist Tom Hayden. In 1990 she joined the Palmer & Dodge Agency (now Kneerim & Williams) where she helped develop a list of non-fiction and fiction drawn from Boston’s rich academic, medical and literary communities. She also started the agency’s foreign rights program. Subsequent years in New York, and Berlin took her to the Frankfurt Book Fair and put her in touch with many foreign publishers. During these years she represented her own list of general non-fiction and literary fiction as an independent agent, eventually joining forces with Katherine Cowles.

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Nina Ryan Literary Agent Biography

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  • Nonfiction

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