Friday, December 04, 2009

Don Congdon

It's just come to my attention that Ray Bradbury's literary agent of many years, Don Congdon, has passed away at the age of 91.

Congdon, I recently discovered, was also Francois Truffaut's literary agent. It was probably through early work on the film of Fahrenheit 451 that Truffaut first encountered Congdon, and he subsequently asked Congdon to represent him on his Hitchcock interview book and other published works.

There is an obituary of Don Congdon on the New York Times website.


Susanne Alleyn said...

Don Congdon was also my agent until he retired a few years ago. He was a sweet man and an amazing talent, and I will always be grateful to him for taking me on, amid the literary superstars he represented. He'll be remembered fondly, and greatly missed.

Phil said...

Susanne, thanks for your comment. I have heard similar things from others who worked with Don Congdon.