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literary agent

a person who manages the business affairs of an author
Derived Forms
literary agency, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • I seldom go into a publisher's office but that literary agent has just left (gorged with illicit gold).

    Books and Persons Arnold Bennett
  • He was not, to use the slang of the literary agent, a "knifer."

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • This is particularly true in literature, where the literary enemy is as organised a tradesman as the literary agent.

    Prose Fancies (Second Series) Richard Le Gallienne
  • Miss Flagg lit up like a bonfire at this, and says she, 'I'm a literary agent.

    Aliens William McFee
  • Hastings is my literary agent, the man beside whose labours on my behalf my own seem puny.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions

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