Chris Calhoun

Chris Calhoun has been a literary agent in New York for 25 years, first with Sterling Lord and, since 2011, heading his own agency in SoHo. His client list includes poets (Billy Collins, Yusef Komunyakaa, Meghan O’Rourke), journalists (Jim Holt, James Surowiecki, Lawrence Weschler), biographers (David Levering Lewis, John Matteson) and, among many more, several NYIH fellows. He also places author’s archives with libraries and institutions. He has recently sold the papers of Gwendolyn Brooks, Max Roach, Joseph Mitchell, Victor Navasky, among others. Before becoming an agent, Calhoun was associate publisher of The Nation and deputy publisher of Granta. He lives in Greenwich Village and Bellport, Long Island.