Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, January 01, 2016
Ed Victor - an honoured literary agent
As one of the books industry’s most glamorous figures is awarded a New Year’s honour, David Barnett looks back at Ed Victor’s star-studded literary career
With a client list that ranges from Joan Collins to U2 and from Nigella Lawson to the estate of Irish Murdoch, Victor is one of the books business’s most glamorous figures, leading a jet-set lifestyle divided between homes in London and the Hamptons. The 76-year-old was awarded the Commander of the British Empire on New Year’s Eve for services to literature, an accolade which comes as the literary agency he set up in 1976 prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary More