About Us

Philip Spitzer

Philip Spitzer began his career in publishing by earning an M.A. at New York University’s Graduate Institute of Book Publishing. He worked as an editorial assistant at NYU Press before becoming assistant to the director of marketing in McGraw-Hill’s trade book department. He was subsequently appointed director of sales and marketing of McGraw-Hill’s art book department.

From 1966 to 1969 Philip worked as a literary agent for John Cushman Associates, then the American affiliate of Curtis, Brown, London, representing hundreds of British writers. In 1969 he formed the Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency, representing a wide range of fiction and nonfiction writers, as well more than a dozen French publishers. He specializes in general fiction and literary crime fiction, as well as nonfiction subjects of politics, sports, and works of sociological interest.

Lukas Ortiz

Lukas Ortiz is the managing agent of the Spitzer Agency, where he has been since 2000. Originally from Colombia, Lukas moved to New York at an early age. He studied Sociology and Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University.

Lukas is an associate member of the Association of Author’s Representatives, and the Mystery Writers of America. He is also an active supporter of PEN American Center, which defends writer’s rights and promotes literacy around the world.

Lukas shares his birthday with Mark Twain. Although they weren’t born the same year, they do share many similar views on life and death.

Lucas Hunt

Lucas Hunt

Lucas Hunt studied English and Journalism at the University of Iowa, where he wrote for The Daily Iowan newspaper, and attended the Poetry Writer’s Workshop. He did his MFA at Southampton College, published his first volume of poetry, Lives, and won a John Steinbeck Award.

Hunt is a Rights Manager at the Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency, where he negotiates audio, foreign, digital, film, and domestic print deals. His professional interests are literary fiction, travel, crime, and the humanities. Hunt’s second volume of poetry, Light on the Concrete, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. He likes swimming, opera, cooking, polo and outdoor activities.