Longtime literary agent Wendy Weil diesUPDATE: The New York City native died Sept. 22 of a heart attack at age 72.
By: Hillel Italie, Associated Press
NEW YORK — A colleague says Wendy Weil, a beloved and longtime literary agent who represented a wide range of groundbreaking and best-selling authors from Alice Walker to Mark Helprin, has died at age 72.
Emma Patterson says Weil died Sept. 22 of a heart attack at her country home in Cornwall, Conn.
Weil is a New York City native who was an agent for more than 40 years and founded the Wendy Weil Agency Inc. in 1986. Among the books she helped get published were Walker's “The Color Purple” and Helprin's “Winter's Tale.”
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