Adam Eaglin

Adam Eaglin

Adam Eaglin is a literary agent specializing in literary nonfiction and literary fiction authors. Formerly with the Wylie Agency and now working at Elyse Cheney Literary Associates. Adam earned both his BA in English Literature from Duke University as well as an MFA in Poetry from Boston University.

Early Life and Education

Adam Eaglin grew up in North Carolina and attended Duke University to study English literature and creative writing. While at Boston University he earned his MFA in poetry. Subsequently he worked as an editorial assistant at Basic Books before pursuing his literary ambitions full time by joining The Cheney Agency as an agent in 2012. Since then his client base spans history, politics, arts & culture, science & technology as well.

Professional Career

Adam Eaglin specializes in representing authors of both serious nonfiction and literary fiction. Formerly with Wylie Agency, he joined Elyse Cheney Literary Associates in 2012. Homegrown in North Carolina, he holds both a BA in English literature from Duke University and an MFA in poetry from Boston University. Beginning his career at Basic Books as an editorial assistant and interning with Farrar Straus & Giroux and The Paris Review has been his path to success. Adam specializes in representing a broad selection of nonfiction titles, from underrepresented voices and perspectives; narrative-driven journalism; path-breaking works in history, politics, arts & culture, science & technology and literary fiction. Adam’s clients have appeared in publications like The Atlantic, New York Times and Publishers Weekly.

Achievement and Honors

Adam Eaglin is a distinguished writer who has won multiple accolades over time, such as the Harry Wilson Prize for Excellence in English and Sudler Prize in Creative Writing, among many others.

He is honored to sit on several Duke University award committees, such as the esteemed Duke Humanities Council. Furthermore, his literary credentials include an MFA in poetry from Boston University where he studied under Louise Gluck.

He also holds membership with the Duke Alumni Association, an enduring philanthropic group known for supporting Duke students and faculty through donations and grants. This year he was one of ten alumni chosen for Duke’s coveted Distinguished Alumnus award.

Personal Life

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He has collaborated with popular actors like Noah Baumbach, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, and Anna Paquin and has received various awards and recognitions for his work.

He and Hannah Brown began dating since February 2021 and appear to be very content together, sharing many beautiful moments together as well as being highly charitable with one another in support of causes close to both of their hearts.

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