Thursday 23 January 2020

Death of A-list literary agent prompts tributes from celebrities and politicians

The literary agent to the stars has passed away.

By Katie Archer

The A-list literary agent who brokered the memoirs of Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber has died.

Ed Victor’s achievements also included finding publishers for top sellers such as Douglas Adams’ Hitchhikers’ Guide To The Galaxy series and Johanna Basford’s adult colouring books.

Associated Press reported that Victor died on Wednesday in London of a heart attack, according to Charlie Brotherstone, an agent at Ed Victor Ltd.


Victor was 78 and had been battling leukaemia.

The agent had described himself as a “shark in the water” and moved from his hometown, New York City, to Britain in the early 1960s where he launched his own literary agency in 1976.


Other clients at his agency include U2, Carl Bernstein and Candice Bergen.

Tributes poured in from authors, politicians and celebrities for the famed agent.

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