Kirsten Neuhaus serves as Foundry Literary + Media’s Foreign Rights Director for Adult Books, and also develops her own list of authors.
On the foreign side, Kirsten’s daily work draws on more than a decade of foreign sales experience at the highest levels of international publishing. She began her foreign rights career at the Elaine Markson Agency, and then joined Sanford J Greenburger Associates, where she helped Foundry co-founder Peter McGuigan develop the foreign publishing careers of authors such as Dan Brown and Nicholas Sparks. Kirsten served as foreign rights director at Vigliano Associates before re-joining Peter at Foundry. Kirsten is a veteran of adult translation rights fairs such as the Frankfurt Book Fair, the London Book Fair, and BookExpo America in New York, and works tirelessly to ensure that Foundry authors enjoy the most profitable and enjoyable international publishing career.
As a domestic agent, Kirsten seeks narrative and advice-driven non-fiction, particularly concerning business, culture and pop culture, memoir, history, current events projects, and stories with strong female voices, as well as smart, up-market, and commercial fiction.
Her list of clients include Stephen Key, the Edison Award-winning innovator and author of the best selling One Simple Idea and One Simple Idea for Startups (McGraw Hill); Laurie Davis, founder of eFlirt Expert, featured in over 200 national media outlets, and author of Love at First Click (Atria Books/Simon and Schuster); Allie Kingsley, author of the debut novel, The Liar, The Bitch and The Wardrobe (Berkley/Penguin), David Roll, author of The Hopkins Touch: Harry Hopkins and the Forging of the Alliance to Beat Hitler (Oxford University Press) and Kristin Ohlson, Best American Science Writing 2011 selectee, co-author of the New York Times best selling Kabul Beauty School and author of the upcoming The Soil Will Save Us (Rodale); amongst many others.
Prior to joining Foundry, Kirsten worked at Elaine Markson Agency, Sanford J Greenburger Associates, and Vigliano Associates, working with authors as diverse as blockbuster thriller writers, Pulitzer prize winning journalists and multi-platinum selling recording artists. Before moving to New York, Kirsten lived in Miami and Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of Columbia University with a major in English.
Kirsten Neuhaus accepts paper and email submissions. Please send all digital queries for Kirsten firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on submitting your project, please see the Foundry Submissions page.