Literary agent, editor, and bookseller Manie Barron (pictured) passed away on Saturday.I didn't know Manie personally, but I've heard a great many things about him. My thoughts are with his loved ones during this time. RIP Manie...
His friends sent this obituary: “Manie began his nearly three-decade career in publishing as a bookseller at the Doubleday bookstore at South Street Seaport in Manhattan. He became a buyer for Golden Lee book distributors, from where he was recruited as a founding member of the Random House telephone sales team. He transitioned from sales to editorial, laying the foundation for what would become the Striver’s Row imprint at Random House, before moving on to HarperCollins, where he was publishing manager of the Amistad imprint. He then spent three years as a literary agent with the William Morris Agency before partnering with Claudia Menza in the Menza Barron Agency.”
See the original post for memorial information and donations HERE
To continue the sad trend further, these less-than-lovely headlines grace today's Publishers Lunch Automat:
Nigerian Novelist Okey Nidbe Arrested, Passport Seized at Nigerian Airport
Paulo Coelho Says Iran Has Banned His Books
Orson Scott Card Suffers Mild Stroke
Gulliver's Travels Books In Portsmouth, NH to Close
Hopefully Wednesday will get us over this sad hump and bring some good book news for a change...