Pat Kavanagh (agent)

Pat Kavanagh (agent)

Pat Kavanagh is a distinguished British literary agent.

She is married to, and the literary agent of writer Julian Barnes. They live in North London.

She is famously the ex-agent of Martin Amis, who left her after 23 years to 'throw in his lot' with American agent, Andrew Wylie, nicknamed the Jackal. [cite news
first = Vanessa
last = Thorpe
title = Mystery man
url = http://books.guardian.co.uk/bookerprize2005/story/0,,1549463,00.html
work = The Observer
publisher = Guardian News and Media
date = 2005-08-14
accessdate = 2008-02-03
] The decision is believed to have been the end of Amis's friendship with Barnes.

Jeanette Winterson's novel "Written on the Body" is said to have some basis in her affair with Kavanagh. [cite news
first = Kate
last = Kellaway
title = If I was a dog, I'd be a terrier...
url = http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,,1803744,00.html
work = The Observer
publisher = Guardian News and Media
date = 2006-06-25
accessdate = 2008-02-03
]

Clients

Among her famous and varied clients are: [cite web
title = Pat Kavanagh
url = http://www.pfd.co.uk/agents/pkavanagh.html
accessdate = 2008-02-03
]
* Sally Beauman
* Dirk Bogarde (Estate)
* Duncan Campbell
* Peter Conrad
* Wendy Cope
* Russell Davies
* Michael Dibdin
* Douglas Dunn
* James Fenton
* Nicci French
* John Fuller
* Andrew Graham-Dixon
* Robert Harris
* Caroline Harvey
* John Irving
* Clive James
* Arthur Koestler (Estate)
* Hermione Lee
* Laurie Lee (Estate)
* Prue Leith
* Adam Mars-Jones
* Brian Moore (Estate)
* Blake Morrison
* Andrew Motion
* Ruth Rendell
* Sandi Toksvig
* William Trevor
* Joanna Trollope
* Auberon Waugh (Estate)
* Francis Wheen
* Bee Wilson

External links

* [http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/portrait.asp?LinkID=mp17924&rNo=0&role=sit Portrait with Julian Barnes]

References


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