Eric Simonoff

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Eric Matthew David Simonoff (born July 21, 1967) is a literary agent at William Morris Endeavor.

Eric Simonoff
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Born Eric Matthew David Simonoff
(1967-07-21)July 21, 1967
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Literary agent
Children Ashley Simonoff (1999)
Lucy Simonoff (2002)


Eric Simonoff (Russian: Эрик Симонов) was born in Philadelphia on July 21, 1967. He spent most of his childhood in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He graduated from Princeton University in 1989, with a degree in Classics. He began his publishing career at W.W. Norton as an editorial assistant. He joined Janklow & Nesbit in 1991 and rose to the position of co-director. He left Janklow & Nesbit for William Morris Endeavor in 2009. His switch in agencies was considered a major event in the publishing industry.[1][2] more than a dozen New York Times bestselling authors.[3]

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  1. ^ New York Observer piece on Simonoff's switch in agency. He is currently the co-head of the William Morris Endeavor books department.
  2. ^ Michael Szczerban, "Agents & Editors: Eric Simonoff", Poets & Writers, July/August 2013.
  3. ^ The Hollywood Reporter article.
  4. ^ Rachel Deahl, "London Book Fair 2015: In Pre-Fair Deals, Debut Sells to Knopf for Rumored 7 Figures", PW, April 10, 2015.