J. de S. Associates, Inc.


Jacques de Spoelberch founded his literary agency in 1975 after being an editor at Houghton Mifflin both in Boston and New York, and having been the first Editorial Director of International Literary Management in New York.

Mr. de Spoelberch's interests, as editor and agent, have been broad-based . . .  generalist fiction and non-fiction, both literary and commercial, but with the occasional penchant towards the mischievous, the comedic, the idiosyncratic, and even the noir.

Recently published books Mr. de Spoelberch represents are Michael Witwer's Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons (Bloomsbury, 2015), Michael Stanley's A Death in the Family: A Detective Kubu Mystery (Minotaur Books, 2015), and Sophie Perinot's Medicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite De Valois (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015). Scheduled for publication are Joshilyn Jackson's brilliant new novel The Opposite of Everyone (February 2016) and Laurie Wilson's magisterial biography Louise Nevelson: Architect of Shadows (October 2016). Nearing completion are Margaret George's lively new historical entertainment Nero and Heather Clark's definitive biography of Sylvia Plath.

J. de S. Associates has corresponding agents abroad, and a performance rights agent in Los Angeles.