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Pitching an Agent: Lukeman Literary Management

At this one-man, Brooklyn-based agency, the writing is the thing: He's looking for new nonfiction from very established writers.

By Jill Singer - May 25, 2004

Number of agents: One
Number of clients: About 50
Notable clients: His Holiness the Dalai Lama; actor Gene Hackman; prize-winning novelist and former Atlantic Monthly contributing editor John L'Heureux; and Dan Chaon, author of National Book Award finalist Among the Missing. Lukeman also handles select titles from the estate of classic science-fiction writer Jules Verne.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: About one percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: Lukeman handles an equal amount of both.

Background: When Noah Lukeman founded Lukeman Literary Management in 1996, he had already logged time at some of New York's most prestigious housesóWilliam Morrow;...

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