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Lucas Hunt

Lucas Hunt - Editor

New York, NY, United States

I am the director of Orchard Literary, a Manhattan based literary agency that represents a select group of top experts and authors.

Overview

Lucas Hunt studied English and Journalism at the University of Iowa, wrote for The Daily Iowan newspaper, and attended the Poetry Writer’s Workshop. He received an MFA from Southampton College, published two volumes of poetry, won a John Steinbeck Award, and founded Hunt & Light. Hunt’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, East Hampton Star, Fiction Writers Review, Slice, and Clarion, among others.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Literature Poetry Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics Health & wellbeing LGBTQ (non fiction) Music Nature Psychology Religion & Spirituality Sex & Relationships Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • Member of AAR and Agents Union

Awards

  • John Steinbeck Award for Poetry

Work experience

Director

Orchard Literary

October, 2014 – Present (about 2 years)

Prior to becoming Agency Director at Orchard Literary, Hunt was a rights manager and agent at the Philip Spitzer Literary Agency. He cultivated the careers of best-selling authors Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke, Andre Dubus III, and Simon Van Booy. Hunt actively sought and closed major deals in print, audio, digital and foreign markets. He is interested in literary and international fiction, travel memoir, music and spirituality, along with creative and authoritative works of non-fiction.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

The Long Hitch Home

Jamie Maslin

Tasmania to London. One end of the globe to the other. 800 hitchhiking rides. 18 thousand miles. Four seasons. Three continents. 19 countries.How many rides does it take to hitch from Tasmania to London? Rogue wanderer Jamie Maslin decides to find out, propelling him into a high stakes adventure of a lifetime that sees him tackle searing desert, freezing mountains, tropical jungle and barren s... read more

Tasmania to London. One end of the globe to the other. 800 hitchhiking rides. 18 thousand miles. Four seasons. Three continents. 19 countries.How many rides does it take to hitch from Tasmania to London? Rogue wanderer Jamie Maslin decides to find out, propelling him into a high stakes adventure of a lifetime that sees him tackle searing desert, freezing mountains, tropical jungle and barren s... read more

Ghost at the Loom

T. Zachary Cotler

Among restless cosmopolitans and enigmatic wanderers, he tries to sort the real from the illusory and to protect the latter from the former, from a shining new voice in literary fiction, a young poet seeks his lost and damaged sister in the cities of old Europe, Cotler takes the reader on an American odyssey of innocence abroad, through beauty, truth, and the danger our imaginations face in a ... read more

Among restless cosmopolitans and enigmatic wanderers, he tries to sort the real from the illusory and to protect the latter from the former, from a shining new voice in literary fiction, a young poet seeks his lost and damaged sister in the cities of old Europe, Cotler takes the reader on an American odyssey of innocence abroad, through beauty, truth, and the danger our imaginations face in a ... read more

The Secret Lives of People in Love: Stories

Simon Van Booy

“Breathtaking. . .chillingly beautiful, like postcards from Eden. . .Van Booy’s stories are somehow like paintings the characters walk out of, and keep walking.” -Los Angeles Times In his critically-acclaimed debut collection of short stories, The Secret Lives of People in Love, Simon Van Booy explores the sway of fate and power of memory on the lives of lonely and vulnerable people. With the ... read more

“Breathtaking. . .chillingly beautiful, like postcards from Eden. . .Van Booy’s stories are somehow like paintings the characters walk out of, and keep walking.” -Los Angeles Times In his critically-acclaimed debut collection of short stories, The Secret Lives of People in Love, Simon Van Booy explores the sway of fate and power of memory on the lives of lonely and vulnerable people. With the ... read more

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