American literary agent Andrew Wylie, whose eponymous agency boasts clients like Martin Amis and Salman Rushdie, discusses his experiences in international publishing. Following the keynote address will be a short Q&A with interviewer Carol Off.
This event is part of the annual International Visitors (IV) Programme.
Carol Off has been a host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens since 2006. Previously a documentary reporter for The National, she has extensive experience in both Canadian and international current affairs. Off is the author of several bestselling books of non-fiction, including The Ghosts of Medak Pocket: The Story of Canada’s Secret War, which won the prestigious Dafoe Foundation Award. She is also the recipient of numerous awards for her television and radio work, among them a Gemini and two gold medals from the New York Festival of Television.
Andrew Wylie was born in 1947 in New York City and raised in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1970, and in 1980, established The Wylie Agency in New York. He merged with Aitken & Stone in London in 1986, then demerged in 1996 and established The Wylie Agency UK Ltd. The agency now operates globally from offices in New York and London without the use of subagents on behalf of its 1,000 clients. In 2014, he established Balcells & Wylie with Carmen Balcells, an agency operating from Barcelona and London to represent rights previously represented by The Balcells Agency.