University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, United States
Albert holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy & music from the University of Vermont.
116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027, United States
Albert holds a master's degree in classics from Columbia University.
Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, United States
Albert holds a Ph.D. in editorial studies from Boston University.
Albert holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy & music from the University of Vermont, a master's degree in classics from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in editorial studies from Boston University.
Albert LaFarge's publishing career began at Ballantine Books, where he made his first editorial acquisition and created The Official Directory to United States Flea Markets (1987), which went through eight editions. In 1987, he moved to Knopf, where he managed reprint rights. In the 1990s, as an editor at Henry Holt and then Harcourt, he acquired fiction by Amélie Nothomb, George V. Higgins, and Jean Thompson, among others.
He moved to Boston in 2000, joining DoubleTake magazine as deputy editor, alongside founding editor Robert Coles; together they presided over a nomination for a National Magazine Award for general excellence and later coedited Minding the Store: Great Writing about Business, from Tolstoy to Now (New Press, 2008).
Albert is the editor of The Essential William H. Whyte (Fordham University Press, 2000) and has contributed articles and reviews to American Way, Antiques & the Arts Weekly, CommonWealth, DoubleTake, Publishers Weekly, and The New York Times; he originated the “Off the Shelf” book column for the Boston Metro in 2002.
He is the translator (from French) of Arabia Felix from the Time of the Queen of Sheba: Eighth Century B.C. to First Century A.D., by Jean-Francois Breton (University of Notre Dame Press, 2000), and The Beatles and the Sixties, by Claude Meunier and Michka Assayas (Holt, 1996). He has worked as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader since 1999.
The Albert LaFarge Literary Agency was founded in 2003, in association with the David Black Literary Agency, Inc., and has operated independently since 2006 under the direction of Albert LaFarge.
LaFarge is married to Jeanne Tift (an editor) since September 19, 1998.