The publisher of Roberto Bolaño, Susan Sontag, Jeffrey Eugenides, Scott Turow, Tom Wolfe, and more than 20 Nobel Prize winners, FSG is one of the last of the classic old-school literary houses. This was my first real job out of college, and it corresponded with the earliest days of establishing digital rights in author agreements. FSG’s contracts department was a great vantage point for learning about the publishing process. Some memories: Hunting through the files to find the original contract for Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. Encountering John McPhee and Susan Sontag in the hallways. Serving a mimosa to Derek Walcott a few hours after he won the Nobel Prize — and then, to my horror, learning that he doesn’t drink and thought it was orange juice. FSG was independently owned until late 1994, a few months after I left, when it was sold to the German conglomerate Von Holtzbrinck.