Veteran literary agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh — who was at WME for almost 20 years and headed its Worldwide Literary, Lectures, and Conference Divisions — is stepping away from the agency, Page Six has learned.
She will stay on as an adviser while building her brand partnerships and live events platform, Together Live, co-founded with WME client Glennon Doyle.
Endeavor president Mark Shapiro broke the news to staffers Thursday morning in a memo.
The memo read, “Jennifer has decided to move on from her agenting responsibilities and focus on building her brand partnerships and live events platform. Fortunately for us, Jennifer will continue working with WME, advising our books and lectures divisions and the live events business that she incubated within the agency,” and, “Jennifer has been discussing and planning this transition with us for a while, and I’m truly thrilled that it has now come together. Please join me in congratulating Jennifer on this next ambitious chapter.”
Walsh’s own boutique agency was acquired by William Morris in 2001, and she’s been behind books by Sheryl Sandberg, Brené Brown, Alice Munro and Sue Monk Kidd.