Longtime agent Abner Stein died earlier this month. He was 70. Stein worked at various American houses before moving to London in the 1960s to join Sphere Books. In 1971, he launched his own eponymous agency, representing American publishers and agents, as well as British clients and others from around the globe. In the wake of his death, the Abner Stein Agency will be run as partnership between (his daughter) Arabella Stein, Sandy Violette, and Caspian Dennis.

In addition to Arabella Stein, Abner Stein is survived by his daughter, Jessica, his brother David Stein, his sister, Linda Clark (of the Linda Clark Agency), and his granddaughter, Natalie. The family has requested no flowers, but donations may be made in Stein’s name to the charity, Little Hearts Matter, which can be found online at http://www.lhm.org.uk/.