is a native of Stuart, Virginia and was educated in the United States, France, and England. Moving to New York in 1992, he 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 a founding director of its charitable arm, Literary Agents of Change, created by AALA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee; and a member of PEN America
and The Authors Guild
. 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 recently sat down with polymath William Harvey for a conversation about inspiration, creativity, and community from an undisclosed location.