WILLIAM CLARK is a native of Stuart, Virginia and was educated in the United States, France, and England. Moving to New York in 1992, he expected to write poems for the rest of his life, but worked at several agencies, including Virginia Barber Literary Agency and William Morris Agency, before founding the agency in 1999. He is a former director of the Association of American Literary Agents and founding director of its charitable arm, Literary Agents of Change; a member of PEN America and The Authors Guild; and supporter of The Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is a longtime Buddhist practitioner.
You may read an interview with William Clark on the Guide to Literary Agents site. Here is a .pdf of an abridged version of a speech he gave several years at the Seoul Book Fair on on the topic of “the role of the literary agent.” He sat with polymath William Harvey for a conversation about inspiration, creativity, and community from an undisclosed location.