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Kate Jones dies
01.02.08 | Philip Jones
Literary agent Kate Jones of ICM (International Creative Management) died this morning. Jones, a former editorial director of Viking and Hamish Hamilton, joined ICM in 2003 to open its London office and handle UK publishing rights.
The news of Jones' death was announced this afternoon by ICM's foreign rights director Margaret Halton, who said that any messages could be sent care of ICM. She said that the family has asked people not to send flowers and donations can be made to the Marie Curie nurses. The funeral will be private and there will be a memorial party.
The tragic news comes as ICM finalises a co-agenting agreement with Curtis Brown.
On his blog, Simon Trewin of United Agents, wrote: "I have known Kate for 15 years or so from her days as a great editor at Hamish Hamilton up to the present day as the head of ICM Books in London. Kate was a wonderfully warm individual with an infectious smile and the sort of passion for her work that inspired loyalty from her authors both as an editor and an agent."