Ira Silverberg Moves His Desk to Sterling Lord

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By Neal Comment

After ten years at Donadio & Olson, literary agent Ira Silverberg is switching firms in early 2008, joining the Sterling Lord Literistic agency. “We’re delighted to welcome Ira to SLL,” the firm’s president, Flip Brophy, says in the press release announcing the switch. “At this volatile moment in publishing, what better time to join a strong firm with great literary history?” Silverberg adds. “Sterling Lord Literistic will provide a good home for my clients.” Who include, but are not limited to, Adam Haslett, Christopher Sorrentino, Ishmael Beah, Dennis Cooper, Shelley Jackson, Poppy Z. Brite, Binnie Kirshenbaum, and Sam Lipsyte.