Manie Barron Has Died

By Jason Boog Comment

Literary agent, editor, and bookseller Manie Barron (pictured) passed away on Saturday.

His friends sent this obituary: “Manie began his nearly three-decade career in publishing as a bookseller at the Doubleday bookstore at South Street Seaport in Manhattan. He became a buyer for Golden Lee book distributors, from where he was recruited as a founding member of the Random House telephone sales team. He transitioned from sales to editorial, laying the foundation for what would become the Striver’s Row imprint at Random House, before moving on to HarperCollins, where he was publishing manager of the Amistad imprint. He then spent three years as a literary agent with the William Morris Agency before partnering with Claudia Menza in the Menza Barron Agency.”

UPDATE: Friends and family will hold a memorial celebration for Barron in February–details follow below. In addition, the family has established a college scholarship fund for Manie’s daughter, Veronica. Checks can be sent to this address:

Veronica Grace Nichols Barron
c/o Carrie Kania at HarperCollins
10 East 53rd Street
New York, New York, 10022

Memorial Service Details:
St. Bartholomew’s Church
325 Park Avenue (betw. 50th and 51st)
Saturday, February 5, 2011
11:00 a.m.
with reception to follow