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December 1-15, 2004 People

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December 1-15, 2004 Edition PEOPLE Marie Massie Joins Lippincott Mcquilkin As Agency Partner

NEW YORK, NY/11/17/04—Lippincott McQuilkin & Co. announced today that Maria Massie, previously of Witherspoon & Associates and Inkwell Management, will be joining them as a partner. The literary agency is to be known now as Lippincott Massie McQuilkin.

Massie, who has been with Witherspoon & Associates since its inception in 1991, represents authors including 2004 National Book Award finalist Kate Walbert, Tom Perrotta, Jennifer Chiaverini, Lucinda Rosenfeld, Peter Ho Davies, Mark Rotella and Don Lee, has handled all foreign rights for Witherspoon, making deals in foreign territories around the world for clients including Lucy Grealy and Lauren Slater.

While continuing to build her own client list in the areas of fiction, memoir, and narrative non-fiction, Massie will be handling foreign rights for the rest of the Lippincott Massie McQuilkin client list.

“We’re simply thrilled to be working alongside Maria,” says Rob McQuilkin “All of our clients stand to benefit enormously from her long experience in the foreign rights world, and this addition takes us squarely into the next stage of growth.”

Founded in 2003 by Will Lippincott, previously publisher of The New Republic and strategy+business magazines, and Rob McQuilkin, an editor at Warner Books and Anchor Books/Doubleday before joining Ike Williams and Jill Kneerim at the Palmer & Dodge Agency, Lippincott Massie McQuilkin focuses on fiction, history, sociology, politics, public policy, and psychology, and represents clients including: novelist Liza Ward; Air America personality David Sirota; 2000 National Book Award finalist Kim Addonizio; NYU Professor and Brookings Institution scholar Paul Light; NEA, Guggenheim and Bunting recipient Natasha Trethewey; Colby Award-winning historian Bryan Mark Rigg; UCLA professor of psychology Shelley Taylor; and epidemiologist Sir Michael Marmot, among others.

The agency will continue to make its home at 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1101, NY, NY 10011, and Massie will be reachable by e-mail at: maria@lmqlit.com