Literary agent Elaine Koster dies

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Literary agent Elaine Koster dies

Aug 13 2010

Elaine Koster, the literary agent behind Khaled Hosseini and one time publisher of Stephen King, died on Tuesday in New York aged 69.

In a statement Hosseini said: "I am deeply saddened by Elaine's passing. Elaine was a wonderful agent, and I owe my career to her. She opened her door to me when no one else would. She was a loyal and dear friend, and I will miss greatly her warmth, her encouragement, and her unfailing belief in me."

Stephen King comments, "Her ability to recognize well-written commercial fiction ... as well as important literary fiction, was unparalleled. She may have been the key figure in the ascendance of the paperback in the marketplace during the 1970s and 1980s."

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