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Abner Stein's daughter to run agency 'as partnership'
17.01.11 | Graeme Neill
The Abner Stein literary agency will be run as a partnership by his daughter Arabella, as well as Sandy Violette and Caspian Dennis, following Stein's death last week.
In a statement, the agency said Abner Stein died last Wednesday (12th January) following a brief illness. It said: "He is survived by his daughters Jessica and Arabella, his sister Linda Clark, and his granddaughter Natalie. He will be greatly missed by his family and all his many friends and colleagues in London, New York, and worldwide."
Stein put in place a succession plan several years ago, which will see Arabella Stein, Sandy Violette and Caspian Dennis run the agency in partnership.
A private family funeral and memorial service to celebrate Stein's life will take place in the spring. His family have requested donations in lieu of flowers to go to the charity Little Hearts Matter.
Stein was born in Massachusetts in 1938 and worked at several American publishers before moving to London in the 1960s to join Sphere. He formed the eponymous literary agency in 1971, representing American publishers and agents as well as British and overseas clients.