Pat Kavanagh

Literary Agent + Critic
Born Jan 31, 1940

Patricia Olive Kavanagh was a British literary agent. Kavanagh was born in 1940 in Durban, South Africa, where her father was a journalist. Her half-sister, Julie Kavanagh, is a ballet critic. Her half-brother, Michael O'Brien is a geologist for AngloGold Ashanti in Johannesburg. She attended the University of Cape Town, but pursued an interest in acting.… Read More

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1940 Birth Kavanagh was born in 1940 in Durban, South Africa, where her father was a journalist before and after his service as a fighter pilot in the SAAF during the Second World War. … Read More


1964 24 Years Old She had an uncredited, non-speaking role in Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood after coming to Britain in 1964. … Read More


1987 47 Years Old Winterson is said to have used the relationship as the basis of her 1987 novel The Passion.


1995 55 Years Old In 1995, in a famous incident much discussed in the British press, Kavanagh became the ex-agent of Martin Amis, who left her after 23 years to "throw in his lot" with American agent, Andrew Wylie, nicknamed "the Jackal", as part of an effort to get a large advance for his novel The Information. … Read More


2001 61 Years Old In 2001, Kavanagh's employer, now called Peters, Fraser & Dunlop, was purchased by CSS Stellar, a company specializing in sports marketing.
2007 67 Years Old Kavanagh was one of several former employees who left the company in September 2007 to form United Agents. … Read More
2008 68 Years Old She died of a brain tumour on 20 October 2008. … Read More
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