Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Stephen King's agent, Ralph Vicinanza, dies at 60

Emma Brown

Ralph Vicinanza, literary agent who sold the work of big-name writers including Stephen King and the Dalai Lama around the world, died of a brain aneurysm Saturday night at age 60.

Mr. Vicinanza specialized in making deals for international rights to their clients' books. His agency also represented top science fiction and fantasy writers such as Terry Pratchett, Robert Heinlein and Frank Herbert.

Tributes to Mr. Vicinanza are popping up around the web, including from Beth Meacham, executive editor of Tor Books. "He made a lot of money with his bestseller clients, but he also adored his smaller books, his less successful writers....He took care of his writers; he took them, and their work, seriously."

By Emma Brown  | September 29, 2010; 10:08 AM ET
Categories:  Emma Brown  | Tags:  beth meacham, dalai lama, frank herbert, ralph vicinanza died, ralph vicinanza obituary, robert heinlein, stephen king, terry pratchett, tor books  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Champion thoroughbred Real Quiet dies; nosed out of Triple Crown
Next: 'Bonnie and Clyde' director Arthur Penn dies

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

characters remaining

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company