This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, use the Reprints tool at the top of any article or visit: www.mbreprints.com.
Number of agents: Four
Number of clients: About 150
Notable clients: Best-selling thriller writer Brad Meltzer, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joe Ellis, Children's Blizzard author David Laskin, National Book Award nominee Stephen Greenblatt (Will in the World), former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky, Florence Nightengale biographer Gillian Gill, and literary novelist Vyvyane Loh.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted:About 10 percent.
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 20 percent fiction; 80 percent nonfiction.
Background: The 15-year-old Kneerim & Williams agency, now a subsidiary of the Boston intellectual property firm Fish & Richardson, is generally considered the largest (and, some say, most prestigious) literary agency ...