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Pitching an Agent: The Strothman Agency

The agents at this Boston-based outfit are activists for their clients in more ways than one.

By Jill Singer - May 3, 2005

Number of agents: Two
Number of clients: About 50
Notable clients: Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize (2003), whose memoir for Random House is forthcoming; Paul Goldstein, intellectual property lawyer and Stanford law school professor; Yale history professor David Blight; Yale professors Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro (Death by a Thousand Cuts); and China scholar Robert Oxnam, whose memoir A Fractured Mind, about his history with multiple personality disorder, is forthcoming from Hyperion.
Percentage of unsolicited material accepted: Less than one percent
Fiction vs. nonfiction: About 15 percent fiction; 85 percent nonfiction

Background: At this Boston-based agency,...

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