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Jim Hornfischer
Hornfischer Literary Management, L.P.

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

Jim 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. And as the author of several nonfiction books of his own, he sees the business from the author's point of view, knows its creative side as well as its business side, and understands the publishing process from the author's perspective. This combination of experience makes him an effective advocate as well as a perceptive editorial adviser for his clients.

Hornfischer began his publishing career in 1987, holding editorial positions at McGraw-Hill and HarperCollins in New York. In more than 24 years as an agent, based in Austin, Texas, he has handled nineteen New York Times bestsellers (including three #1’s) and several finalists for major book prizes. The company enjoys strong relationships with the leading New York publishing companies.


years experience: 30
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Health, Lifestyle, Sports, African-American, Science, Autobiography/memoir, Military history, Current affairs, Politics
TRADE REFERENCES
"I think Jim Hornfischer is a dream agent and I cannot praise him too highly. He turned my career around....

"Jim is as trustworthy as the day is long. He thinks along with you. Thinks on your behalf.”

--Ron Powers, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of MARK TWAIN: A LIFE.

LEADING CLIENTS
John Bruning Fred Burton, Susannah Charleson, Kim Cross, Steve Forbes, George Friedman, Woody Holton, Annie Jacobsen, Alex Kershaw, Rick Perry, Ron Powers, Kristina Shevory, Mark Updegrove
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS by James Bradley with Ron Powers (Bantam)

THE NEXT 100 YEARS: A FORECAST FOR THE 21ST CENTURY by George Friedman (Doubleday)

NO ONE CARES ABOUT CRAZY PEOPLE by Ron Powers (Hachette)

NEVER CALL ME A HERO by N. Jack Kleiss with Tim and Laura Orr (Harper)

MONEY by Steve Forbes (McGraw-Hill)

INDESTRUCTIBLE by John R. Bruning (Hachette)

SHORES OF TRIPOLI by James L. Haley (Putnam)

AVENUE OF SPIES by Alex Kershaw (Crown)

THE PENTAGON'S BRAIN by Annie Jacobsen (Little Brown)

WHAT STANDS IN A STORM by Kim Cross (Atria)

UNDER FIRE by Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz (St. Martin's)

THE SECOND NUCLEAR AGE by Paul Bracken (Times Books)

AREA 51: AN UNCENSORED HISTORY OF AMERICA'S TOP-SECRET MILITARY BASE by Annie Jacobsen (Little Brown)

SCENT OF THE MISSING: LOVE AND PARTNERSHIP WITH A SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG by Susannah Charleson (Houghton Mifflin)

ABIGAIL ADAMS: A LIFE by Woody Holton (Free Press)

OUTLAW PLATOON by Sean Parnell with John R. Bruning (William Morrow)

TRAITOR TO HIS CLASS: THE PRIVILEGED LIFE AND RADICAL PRESIDENCY OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT by H. W. Brands (Doubleday)

MARK TWAIN: A LIFE by Ron Powers (Free Press)

SHOOTER: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE TOP-RANKED MARINE SNIPER by Jack Coughlin and Casey Kuhlman with Donald A. Davis (St. Martin's)

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU SELL, IT'S WHAT YOU STAND FOR by Roy Spence and Haley Rushing (Portfolio)

GHOST: CONFESSIONS OF A COUNTERTERRORISM AGENT by Fred Burton (Random House)

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
TOPGUN by Dan Pedersen with Barrett Tillman (Hachette)

ECLIPSE by Kristina Shevory (Houghton Mifflin/Eamon Dolan Books)

HARPOON: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism's Money Masters by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner and Samuel M. Katz (Hachette)

LIBERTY IS SWEET by Woody Holton (S&S)

THE LAST REPUBLICANS by Mark Updegrove (Harper)

THE FIRST WAVE by Alex Kershaw (Dutton)

DESTINATION CASABLANCA by Meredith Hindley (Public Affairs)

BEIRUT RULES by Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz (Berkley)

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Formerly an editor at HarperCollins and McGraw-Hill. Author of four acclaimed works of military history. J.D., University of Texas School of Law; B.A., Colgate University
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
For nonfiction projects, please submit a brief e-mail query to queries@hornfischerlit.com.