The Watkins/Loomis Agency is a full-service literary agency founded by Ann Watkins in 1908. Its client list then included Edith Wharton, Dorothy Sayers and Roald Dahl. Gloria Loomis— now the sole owner and president— came to the company in 1975. She was joined by Julia Masnik, vice president, in 2009.
W/L specializes in literary fiction, biography, memoir, and political journalism. Our list includes Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur Fellows, recipients of the American Book Award, PEN American Center Lifetime Achievement Award, National Book Award, and James Beard Award, among others.