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Virginia Kidd

USA (1921 - 2003)

Virginia Kidd was was the youngest daughter of a printer. She attended the Berlitz School of Languages and was fluent in Latin, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Ms. Kidd successfully worked as a free-lance writer, ghost writer, and proofreader. Then, in 1965, she established the Virginia Kidd Literary Agency in her home, Arrowhead, near the banks of the Delaware River, in Milford, Pennsylvania. She was the first female literary agent in the genre of speculative fiction, and over the next 3 decades represented some of the field's most important authors, including Ursula K Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, Gene Wolfe, R A Lafferty, Alan Dean Foster, and many others. She was one of the founding members of the former Vanguard Amateur Press Association (official tyrant, 1948), a Futurian, and a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America. She was the author of many published poems, and a handful of short stories.

She passed away in her sleep on January 11, 2003. She was 81.
 

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