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David Hale Smith

David Hale Smith is looking for mind-blowing commercial fiction and compelling nonfiction. Prior to joining InkWell in 2011, he operated his eponymous literary agency in Texas, which he started just a few years after graduating from Kenyon College. His fiction list includes thriller phenom Matthew FitzSimmons, Gary Phillips (writer for hit FX series Snowfall), Chad Zunker and The New York Times Bestselling novelists Greg Rucka (creator of ABC’s Stumptown, and the #1 Netflix smash hit The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron) and Blake Crouch, author of the smash genre-benders Recursion, Dark Matter and the multi-million selling Wayward Pines trilogy (adapted into the FOX television show). In nonfiction, Smith represents Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, co-authors of the classic Intuitive Eating; Jordan Mackay, Rajat Parr, Daniel Vaughn and Robert Sietsema; Top Chef stars John Tesar and Isaac Toups; and New York Times Bestsellers Skip Hollandsworth and barbecue superstar Aaron Franklin. Smith enjoys developing projects from concept to finished book, and is active in selling film and television rights for his clients, making numerous annual trips to the West Coast to pitch projects to managers, agents and producers. He lives in Dallas, Texas and commutes to New York.