How to find who agented specific book

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Best bet is to check the acknowledgments page. Not every author thanks their agent, but some will. Actually more common, IME, in NF because you typically expect a longer acknowledgments page where the author will thank librarians and others who helped with the research. Most will mention their agent, too.

If that fails, try checking an author's website, especially the contact or events pages. A lot of event booking for authors go through agents, so you can sometimes find out that way.

Twitter bios, too, though I find that tends to be newer authors.

If all else fails, you can just Google and see what comes up. The phrase "[TITLE] sold by at" might net you some results from Publisher's Lunch and such that will mention the agent involved.
 

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There isn't anything official that I know of. Your best bet might be Publisher's Marketplace, but that's opt-in on the part of agencies (or so I was told) and they don't all participate.

VBB has it right - your best bet is the acknowledgements page, or the author's web site. I've occasionally seen agents listed in Wikipedia entries as well.
 

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You can try Googling

"author's name" and "literary agent"

use the quote marks and retain the and.
 

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You may not find one. I haven't ever written a non-fiction piece that was agented, just direct queries to publishers.

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