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Robert Lescher Literary Agent was an agent with Lescher & Lescher in New York City before he passed away November 28, 2012. Literary Agent Robert Lescher was born on March 31, 1929, in Bellingham, Washington, one of four children of Elias and Daisy Lescher. He grew up in Seattle, where his father was a court stenographer. He graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut after spending his senior year studying literature at the Sorbonne in Paris and was hired by Holt in 1950.

Robert Lescher Literary Agent epitomized a kind of Old World ideal of author’s agent — courtly, literary, and invisible — reflecting both his nature and his wealth of contacts in the book world, where he began his career as an editor. He was named editor in chief at Henry Holt & Company before he was 25. At Holt, Literary Agent Robert Lescher worked with a stable of stars that included Frost, Toklas, and Wolcott Gibbs. When Robert Lescher began his literary agency in 1965, his reputation for aesthetic insight and painstaking attentiveness to writers made him highly sought after. Robert Lescher Literary Agent died at the age of 83.

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Robert Lescher Literary Agent Biography

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Book Genres – Robert Lescher Literary Agent

Robert Lescher Literary Agent represented the following book genres:

  • Nonfiction
  • Children’s Books

Representative Sales – Robert Lescher Literary Agent

  • LEARNING TO LISTEN by Dr. T. Berry Brazelton (Merloyd Lawrence Books)
  • PARKER’S BEST WINE BARGAINS by Robert Parker Jr. (Simon & Schuster)
  • FIRST BIG CRUSH by Eric Arnold (Scribner)
  • TURNING POINTS by Joseph Glenmullen (Merloyd Lawrence Books)
  • THE CAT BIBLE by Tracie Hotchner (Gotham)
  • SINGLED OUT by Dr. Bella DePaulo (St. Martin’s)

Robert Lescher Literary Agent
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