Literary agent Carl D. Brandt died on August 13 at the age of 77. Born in 1935, Brandt spent his early years in newspapers and magazines, and while working for Look in 1957, he moved over to Brandt & Brandt, the literary agency founded by his father (currently called Brandt and Hochman). Over his long career his clients included serious talents in nature writing, geopolitics, military history, lifestyle, philosophy, American history and the American West, biography, sociology, education as well as writers of adult and children’s fiction. His authors won the Nobel Prize, Cervantes Prize in Fiction, Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award, among others.

An announcement from the agency reads that Brandt will be "remembered as a gentleman in a gentleman’s business; a champion of serious nonfiction writers; an astute reader and advisor; [and a] warm and beloved colleague."

Brandt is survived by his three children, their spouses, and eight grandchildren.