Literary agent, Jack Scovil, died February 23, 2012 after a brief illness.
An agent for over 40 years, Scovil began his career at the Scott Meredith Agency, where he worked for more than 20 years. In 1992, he formed the Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency (now the Scovil Galen Ghosh Agency) with two other Scott Meredith veterans. He worked with such authors as Norman Mailer, Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clarke, Walter Anderson, Edward Klein, Larry Smith, Margaret Truman, James Brady, and many others. He was also a founding Advisory Board member of the M.F.A. low-residency writing program at Wilkes University.
For the full obituary, see the April 2012 issue of Locus.