Mitch Hoffman, current v-p and executive editor at Grand Central Publishing, is joining the Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency as a senior agent. He will start his new position on November 30.
Hoffman has edited and published over 200 books, both fiction and nonfiction. His list of authors has included Jeff Abbott, David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Jeffery Deaver, Raymond Khoury, Brad Meltzer, Tom Rob Smith and Don Winslow.
Speaking about his transition from editor to agent, Hoffman said that, in many ways, he sees the move as a continuation of his work. "My plan is straightforward: to find outstanding writers—journalists, experts, and novelists alike—I can passionately advocate for, and help connect with publishers and readers."
Prior to joining Grand Central Publishing in 2007, Hoffman held editorial positions at Dutton and Dell Publishing. He began his career as an intern at Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
At the Priest Agency, Hoffman will join agents Lisa Erbach Vance, Melissa Edwards, Lucy Childs, and Aaron Priest, as well as contracts manager John Richmond.