West Coast literary agent Frederick “Fred” Hill of the Hill Nadell Literary Agency died Wednesday, February 9, after a brief illness. After a career in East Coast publishing (he worked at Macmillan and Little, Brown), Hill decamped to Northern California’s Bay Area in the late 1970s and built his list, eventually taking on as his partner Bonnie Nadell, who continues the agency. Hill’s clients ranged from literary thriller writer Richard North Patterson to zen golfer Michael Murphy. He also represented an extensive list of cookbook writers such as Carol Field, David Lebovitz, and Patric Kuh. He is survived by his longtime domestic partner, Peter Gilliam.