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Andrew Wylie [Perfiles]

Entrevista con el agente literario Andrew Wylie de la Wylie Agency, que representa a algunos de los autores más importantes de la lengua inglesa vivos y muertos (Salman Rushdie, Chinua Achebe, VS Naipaul, Philip Roth, Martin Amis, Vladimir Nabokov, Saul Bellow, Alaa al Aswany, Arthur Miller y Art Spiegelman). Conocido como El Chacal, cambió la relación que existe entre editoriales, agentes y escritores.
"In those days," he remembers, "the money went from the publisher to the agent to the author. Agents felt they were in business with the publishers and were somewhat condescending to the authors, who were treated as talented but dysfunctional. I thought about it and I decided: that's corrupt. An agent is hired by an author. As the agent you are the gardener on the author's estate. I think it was a significant realisation that I was working for the author and not the other way round."

Enlace: Andrew Wylie: 'I'm a books person. Yes, I have a Kindle. I used it for an hour and a half and put it in the closet'