James Brand Pinker (1863-1922) was an English literary agent. Pinker was born in east
London, England, and had little formal schooling; he worked as a shipping clerk, newspaper
correspondent and agent, and reader and assistant editor. In 1896, he established an office
in London, England, as a literary agent; he negotiated rights and contracts for authors in
both the American and British markets and was established as one of the leading literary
agents of his time. Among his clients were Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Jack London, Henry
Lawson, Stephen Crane, Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, George Gissing, Violet Hunt, and Arnold
Bennett. Pinker died at the Biltmore Hotel, New York, New York, on 8 February 1922 from
influenza and pneumonia-related complications contracted on the boat voyage from London.
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