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THE LUCK OF THE AGENT

Thank you for Michael Bourne’s article “Agents as Editors: Understanding the New Author-Agent Relationship” (July/August 2017). The piece highlights agents who work with fiction writers but did not give an example of the lucky matchmaking that occurs between agents and nonfiction writers. As a writer who is passionate about historical events that

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