Sipping from the Nile (Naggar)

Author Bio
Birth—December 5, 1937
Where—Alexandria, Egypt
Raised—Cairo, Egypt; Brighton, England, UK
Education—B.A., London University
Currently—lives in New York, New York, USA


Jean Naggar was born Jean Mosseri in Alexandria, Egypt on December 5th, 1937. She grew up in Cairo and attended the Gezira Preparatory School and the English School in Heliopolis before going to boarding school at Roedean School, Brighton, England.

She and her family left Egypt in 1957 following the international Suez crisis. She attended Westfield College at London University and was awarded a BA Hons. degree from London University in 1960.

In 1962 she married Serge Naggar and moved to New York City where, in 1978, she founded the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc., (JVNLA).

Jean and Serge are the parents of three grown children and grandmother of seven.

Her son, Alan Naggar, is an actor, director and theatrical producer in California.

Her son, David Naggar, works at Amazon.com in charge of digital Kindle content. He moved there after 16 years in various executive positions at Random House followed by a year as President of iAmplify, an internet start-up focused on digital content and distribution.

Her daughter, Jennifer Naggar Weltz, is her partner in the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency. Jennifer runs the financial and administrative side of the business while also operating as agent of her own list and as rights director for the agency. (From the author's website.)

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