Jack Scovil, a leading US literary agent for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 74. He has reportedly suffered a brief illness.
After spending 20 years at the Scott Meredith Agency, Jack Scovil left to co-found the Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency (now the Scovil Galen Ghosh Agency). During the course of his career, he worked with a number of leading authors including Norman Mailer, Carl Sagan and Arthur C. Clarke. He also worked with the writing program at Wilkes University.
Walter Anderson, Edward Klein, Larry Smith, Margaret Truman and James Brady were among the other authors that Scovil worked with during his career. He will be remembered as one of the most dedicated US literary agents of recent decades.