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James D. Hornfischer

Agency: Hornfischer Literary Management, L.P.
PO Box 50544
Austin, Texas, United States  

Home page: www.hornfischerlit.com

Hornfischer Literary Management, L.P. (HLM) is a literary agency with a strong track record handling a broad range of serious and commercial nonfiction. HLM’s clients include prize-winning nonfiction writers, academics and journalists.

James D. Hornfischer, HLM’s president, is one of the few agents in the country who is both a licensed attorney and a former New York trade book editor. In twelve years as an agent, Hornfischer has handled five New York Times bestsellers (including two #1's) and several finalists for major book prizes. The company enjoys strong relationshipswith the leading New York publishing companies.

Hornfischer is also the author of the nonfiction book The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour (Bantam), the 2004 recipient of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award.

This combination of experience makes him an effective advocate as well as a perceptive editorial adviser for his clients.

Listed in Jeff Herman's directory of agents: Yes

Reading fee: No