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  • "When I first met George, it was as a new author whom his..."
    - Andrea Scrima
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    - Lois Duncan
  • "George was the most charming man I ever met."
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Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. and our many writers mourn the untimely passing of our comrade and agent George Nicholson. After an influential career in publishing books for young readers, George joined the agency in 1995 and for the next 20 years proved himself to be an inspired co-worker and a fierce advocate for the work he represented. He brought to our community the same tireless energy and innovative spirit that had made his reputation as the first, hugely successful publisher of inexpensive paperback books for young readers. His store of knowledge about his chosen profession, his unerring eye for good writing, his great good humor and innate compassion are irreplaceable and will be deeply missed.

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 6, 2015