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Pat Kavanagh

Literary Agent + Critic
Female
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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    Buffalo Rising - Jun 05, 2012
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    Google News - Sep 16, 2011
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CHILDHOOD

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

TWENTIES

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

FORTIES

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

FIFTIES

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

LATE ADULTHOOD

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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