Chris Calhoun founded the literary agency in 2011 after departing Sterling Lord Literistic, where he was a partner and vice president for nineteen years. In addition to representing some of America's most prominent journalists, critics, historians, poets, and novelists, his agency also places author's papers and rare manuscripts with libraries and institutions. His client list includes regular contributors to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and many other publications.
Agency authors have been winners of the National Book Award, The National Book Critics Circle Award, The Pulitzer Prize, and other honors. Recent archival sales have been to Yale University (Beinecke), The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas, and The New York Public Library.