Peter McGuigan Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent Peter McGuigan and Ultra Literary is part of a series about literary agents and Finding a Literary Agent. Publishing Agent Peter McGuigan is a literary agent with and the founder of Ultra Literary. Book Agent Peter McGuigan studied journalism and creative writing at Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University. He also earned a degree in English. Peter McGuigan fondly says he started his career in publishing outside of the mail room. He worked as a bike messenger, in bookstores, and as a musician before he landed a job as an assistant at a small agency. He soon became involved in foreign rights, and still remains passionate about international publishing.
After half a decade working in corporate publishing, Peter McGuigan Literary Agent found he was an independent at hear and moved to Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. There he began to develop his own client list of diverse authors and worked with international bestsellers, such as: Nicholas Sparks and Dan Brown.
Literary Agent Peter McGuigan and his business partner, Yfat Reiss Gendell launched Foundry Literary + Media. There, he created a large, independent agency that became known for high-quality bestsellers. Dewey, The Monuments Men, Dopesick, Trevor Noah’s Born A Crime, Cassandra Peterson’s Yours Cruelly, Elvira—these projects were not only massively successful around the world, they were developed from scratch by him, the author, and their team. Foundry’s thirteen year run, including massive bestsellers from Jenn Sincero, Mark Manson, Trevor Noah and others, set a high bar for independent, internationally-focused book publishing. He also became a producer of TV and film, with credits appearing in Dopesick, Stronger, Searching for Neverland and many other projects.
With almost three decades in the book publishing business, Peter McGuigan Literary Agent has seen the industry—and the agent’s role in it—evolve over the course of his career. “I am not interested in documenting popular culture,” he says. “I want to create popular culture.”
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