Literary agent Hilary Rubinstein (b.1926) died on May 22. Rubinstein began working for his uncle, Victor Gollancz, in 1950, bringing his friend, Kingsley Amis, to the publisher. He also founded Gollancz’s science fiction line, but left the first in 1963 which caused a rift with his uncle. In 1965, he began a career at A.P. Watt Literary Agency, which lasted until 1992, where he represented the estates of H.G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, and G. K. Chesterton, as well as living authors like P. G. Wodehouse.
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