Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Great Regulars: A New York City native and graduate of

Wellesley College, [Wendy] Weil was in publishing for 50 years, starting in the training program at Doubleday, then becoming an agent and eventually founding Wendy Weil Agency Inc. in 1986. Among the books she helped get published were Walker's "The Color Purple," Helprin's "Winter's Tale" and Andrea Barrett's "Ship Fever," a 1996 story collection that was dedicated to Weil and won the National Book Award.

from Hillel Italie: The Washington Post via Associated Press: Wendy Weil, literary agent for Alice Walker, Mark Helprin, others, dies at 72


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