Brian Wood

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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Literary Agent
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Introduction I live in Vancouver and have been an agent since 2004. I've brokered a lot of books to a lot of publishing houses. If you would like me full bio, then please see my contact information on my blog!
Interests for 'other, ' under political views, read 'liberal democrat.' and by 'liberal democrat' I mean someone who believes elections should decide who governs. 'anti-clerical' is a line I stole from Richard Rorty (i.e."...religion is entirely unobjectionable as long as it is privatized--as long as religious belief is regarded as entirely irrelevant to public policy") but it's still a good description
Favorite Movies F For Fake, Chinatown, Lady From Shanghai, Magnificent Ambersons, Citizen Kane (no kidding), Annie Hall, Roma, Goodfellas, All The President's Men, Princess Bride, Team America, The Aristocrats, Mean Girls, Taxi Driver, Ocean's 11 (Soderbergh remake), Ocean's 13, Incredibles, Ratatouille, Iron Giant, Airplane!, Deconstructing Harry, Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, Blades of Glory, Touch of Evil, The Player, Prairie Home Companion, Stuck On You, Barton Fink, O Brother! Where Art Thou, The Man Who Wasn't There, Office Space, Amelie. And Zoolander & Dodgeball, obviously.
Favorite Music pop: Interpol, r.e.m., editors, lilly allen, blink-182, plus the bands they've become since they went on 'indefinite hiatus, ' bloc party, flaming lips, death cab for cutie. This is what's on my iTunes Top 25 Most Played, anyway. classical: Mozart, JS Bach, Handel, Schubert, Beethoven, Haydn, Mahler, Rameau, Prokofiev.
Favorite Books Apathy & Other Small Victories, Pnin, Bend Sinister, Pale Fire, London Fields, Money, House of Meetings, Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Dog of the South, Motherless Brooklyn, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Barrel Fever, Naked, Lucky Jim, Difficulties with Girls, The Old Devils, Take a Girl Like You, I Want It Now, The Whitsun Weddings, High Windows, Ulysses, Dubliners, About a Boy, High Fidelity, Right Ho! Jeeves, Joy In The Morning, Scoop, The Loved One, Handful of Dust, Black Mischief, Put Out More Flags, Philosophy & Social Hope, Herzog, More Die of Heartbreak, It All Adds Up, The Dean's December, Updike's Rabbit tetralogy plus his Bech trilogy, Nobody's Fool, The Risk Pool, The Sportswriter, Independence Day, Lake Wobegon Days, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, Solomon Gursky Was Here, Catch 22, The Armies of the Night, Miami & The Siege of Chicago, Leave it to Psmith, The Closing of the American Mind, Candide, Emile, Parliament of Whores, Dave Barry Does Japan, The Floating Opera, A Walk in the Woods, The Lost Continent, Notes from a Small Island, Happy Isles of Oceania, Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, Onion collections, Man & Superman, St Joan, The Doctor's Dilemma, any play of Shakespeare's except Titus Andronicus, Mere Anarchy, Getting Even. Plus Nixon: Ruin & Recovery. (That last one is weird, I know.)