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Deborah Harris
The Deborah Harris Agency
9 Yael Street, Jerusalem, 93502 Israel
972-2-6722145
972-26725797 (fax)
http://www.thedeborahharrisagency.com/
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FROM ANIMALS INTO GODS by Yuval Noah Harari

The Deborah Harris Agency is a Jerusalem-based literary agency founded in 1991. The agency represents worldwide publishing and dramatic rights of Israeli, Palestinian and international authors in more than forty countries.

In addition, we act as sub-agents for many publishers and agencies overseas to Israeli publishing houses.

Locally, we represent the Hebrew rights of Israeli writers of fiction and non-fiction, including high-profile personalities in the fields of science, business, politics and history.

Through our representation of rights both to and from Israel, The Deborah Harris Agency has earned a unique international reputation as the Israeli agency for literary fiction and non-fiction of the highest standards.


years experience: 20+
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Biography, History, Religious, Cookbooks, Children's books, Science, Literary Fiction, Judaica, Nonfiction, Psychology, Women's Studies, Specialty Cookbooks
LEADING CLIENTS
David Grossman, Sayed Kashua, Tom Segev, Yehuda Amichai (Estate), Yuval Noah Harari, Meir Shalev, Ophir Touche Gafla, Matti Friedman, Yael Hedaya, Ronit Matalon, Uri Orlev, Dorit Rabinyan, Matt Rees, Hila Blum, Alon Hilu, Roni Dunevich, Evan Fallenberg, Lili Galili, Micah Goodman, Michal Govrin, Batya Gur (estate), Amir Gutfreund, Shifra Horn, Ron Leshem, Hagar Yanai, Kinneret Rosenbloom
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
September 8, 2014:
Mark Noce's BETWEEN TWO FIRES, to Pete Wolverton at Thomas Dunne Books, in a two-book deal, by Rena Rossner at the Deborah Harris Agency (World).

July 28, 2014:
Israeli industrialist Stef Wertheimer's A HABIT OF LABOR, a memoir about entrepreneurship, education and Israeli-Palestinian economic collaboration, to Tracy Carns for Overlook in the US, and Duckworth in the UK, by George Eltman for The Deborah Harris Agency. Rights: deborah@thedeborahharrisagency.com

June 9, 2014:
Amy Gottlieb's THE BEAUTIFUL POSSIBLE, the story of a postwar love triangle between a Conservative American rabbi, his wife, and a German-Jewish refugee that spans sixty years and several continents, to Jillian Verrillo at Harper Perennial, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (World).

May 20, 2014:
Polish rights to Tom Segev's BEN GURION, to Czarne, in a nice deal, by Piotr Wawrzenczyk at ANAW Literary Agency on behalf of Ines Austern at Deborah Harris Agency.

May 13, 2014:
Leah Scheier's YOUR VOICE IS ALL I HEAR, about a teen who struggles to maintain her own sanity when her boyfriend, her first love, is diagnosed with schizophrenia, to Annette Pollert at Sourcebooks Fire, for publication in April 2015, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (World English).
Translation: rena@thedeborahharrisagency.com

December 9, 2013:
Meir Shalev's TWO SHE-BEARS, in a departure from his previous works, a literary thriller of two murders and their retribution, spanning three generations in one family's life and set in an "idyllic" Israeli village, again to Deborah Garrison for Pantheon, by Philippa Brophy at Sterling Lord Literistic in association with Deborah Harris at The Deborah Harris Agency (NA).Rights to Diogenes in Switzerland, Gallimard in France, Bompiani in Italy, Ambo Anthos in Holland. Translation: ines@thedeborahharrisagency.com

December 3, 2013:
French rights to Meir Shalev's TWO SHE-BEARS, to Jean Mattern at Gallimard, by Michele Kanonidis of La Nouvelle Agence on behalf of Ines Austern of The Deborah Harris Agency.

November 27, 2013:
Complex Chinese rights to author/illustrator Gilad Soffer's THE VACATION, to Taosheng, by Yuming Kao at The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris.
rena@thedeborahharrisagency.com

November 25, 2013:
Winner of both the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize and the ALA's Sophy Brody Medal for The Aleppo Codex, Matti Friedman's PUMPKINFLOWERS, set in the 1990s, the true story of a band of Israeli soldiers, including the author, charged with holding one remote outpost in Lebanon, a task that will change them forever and ultimately foreshadow today's unwinnable conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, again to Amy Gash at Algonquin, by Judy Heiblum at Sterling Lord Literistic, in association with the Deborah Harris Agency (World English).

November 20, 2013:
Yoel Hoffmann's English translation of Hau Hoo's THE SOUND OF THE ONE HAND CLAPPING: 281 Zen Koans with Answers, to Jeffrey Yang at New York Review Books Classics, by Deborah Harris at The Deborah Harris Agency.

October 16, 2013:
Author/illustrator Gilad Soffer's THE VACATION, about a duck on vacation who just can't get a break, to Liz Szabla at Feiwel and Friends, for publication in Spring 2015, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (NA).
Translation: rena@thedeborahharrisagency.com

September 25, 2013:
Italian rights to Meir Shalev's TWO SHE-BEARS, to Bompiani, in a pre-empt, by Susanna Zevi Agency, on behalf of The Deborah Harris Agency.

Rights to Meir Shalev's TWO SHE-BEARS, to Diogenes in Germany, by Ronit Zafran of The Liepman Agency, and to Ambo Anthos in the Netherlands, by Marianne Schonbach Literary Agency, on behalf of Ines Austern of The Deborah Harris Agency.

September 12, 2013:
Dutch rights to Meir Shalev's TWO SHE BEARS, to Wanda Gloude at Ambo Anthos, by Marianne Schoenbach at Marianne Schoenbach Literary Agency on behalf of Ines Austern at the Deborah Harris Agency.

July 17, 2013:
French rights to Ofir Touche Gafla's THE WORLD OF THE END, to Manuel Tricoteaux at Exofictions, an imprint of Actes Sud, by Michele Kanonides of La Nouvelle Agence on behalf of Ines Austern of Deborah Harris Agency.

June 18, 2013:
Czech rights to Yuval Noah Harari's FROM ANIMALS INTO GODS: A Brief History of Humankind, to Leda, by Kristin Olson, on behalf of Ines Austern at The Deborah Harris Agency.

June 12, 2013:
Hungarian rights to Yuval Noah Harari's FROM ANIMALS INTO GODS: A Brief History of Humankind, to Animus, by Katai & Bolza Literary Agency on behalf of Ines Austern at The Deborah Harris Agency.

Yuval Noah Harari's FROM ANIMALS INTO GODS: A Brief History of Humankind, to Signal Books (Canada), in a good deal, by The Deborah Harris Agency.

May 29, 2013:
Complex Chinese rights to Ofir Touche Gafla's THE WORLD OF THE END, to BWP, in auction, by Gray Tan of The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of The Deborah Harris Agency.

May 17, 2013:
Historian Yuval Noah Harari's FROM ANIMALS INTO GODS: A Brief History of Humankind, to Claire Wachtel at Harper, in a good deal, at auction, by Deborah Harris; and to Michal Shavit at Harvill Secker, in a significant deal, at auction, by Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein.

Translation rights to to Bompiani in Italy, in a pre-empt, by Susanna Zevi Agency; to Debate in Spain, in auction, by Maribel Lucque at Carmen Balcells Agency; to Thomas Rap at de Bezige Bij in the Netherlands, in a pre-empt, by Marianne Schonbach; to Anne Michel at Albin Michel in France, in a good deal, at auction, by Michele Kanonides of La Nouvelle Agence; and to Citic, at auction, by Gray Tan of The Grayhawk Agency and to Commonwealth in Taiwan, at auction, on behalf of The Deborah Harris Agency.

German rights previously to DVA.

Korean rights to Yuval Noah Harari's FROM ANIMALS INTO GODS: A Brief History of Humankind, to Gimm-Young, at auction, by Christine Yi, on behalf of The Deborah Harris Agency.

Brazilian rights to Yuval Noah Harari's FROM ANIMALS INTO GODS: A Brief History of Humankind, to L&MP, by Laura Riff of Riff Agency, on behalf of The Deborah Harris Agency.

May 7, 2013:
Professor Michal Schwartz's FROM HERE TO IMMUNITY: A UNIFIED THEORY OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER, about the latest discoveries in the immunology of the central nervous system which offer the hope of treatment for and protection against depression and schizophrenia, developmental disorders, dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and even physical injury, to Jean Thomson Black at Yale University Press, by Judy Heiblum at Sterling Lord Literistic, in association with the Deborah Harris Agency (World English).

March 7, 2013:
Hungarian rights to Varda Polak-Sahm's THE HOUSE OF SECRETS: The Hidden World of the Mikveh, to Nouvion Trade Sociedad Anonima, by Orsi Meszaros from Katai & Bolza Literary Agency on behalf of Ines Austern of The Deborah Harris Agency.

February 28, 2013:
Turkish rights to Anat Talshir's IF I FORGET THEE, to Pegasus, at auction, by Muhtesim Guvenc of Anatolialit Agency on behalf of Ines Austern of The Deborah Harris Agency.

German rights to Anat Tal-Shir's IF I FORGET THEE, to Diana, by Ronit Zafran of The Liepman Agency on behalf of Ines Austern of The Deborah Harris Agency.

December 10, 2012:
Dutch rights to Hila Bum's THE VISIT, to Peter van der Zwaag of De Bezige Bij, by Marianne Schoenbach Literary Agency, on behalf of Ines Austern at The Deborah Harris Agency.

German rights to Hila Blum's THE VISIT, to Birgit Schmitz at Berlin Verlag, in a pre-empt, by Ronit Zafran of The Liepman Agency on behalf of Ines Austern at The Deborah Harris Agency.

November 26, 2012:
Roni Dunevich's FROM DEEP WITHIN, from his series featuring the chief of operations at the Mossad, confronting the elimination across Europe of agents of the Nibelung ring, a Mossad sleeper cell operation, and also hunting down a mole in the intelligence agency, to Claire Wachtel at Harper, by the Deborah Harris Agency (NA).

Italian rights to Roni Dunevich's FROM DEEP WITHIN, to Mondadori, in a pre-empt, by Susanna Zevi Agency on behalf of The Deborah Harris Agency.

KEY PERSONNEL
Deborah Harris
Ines Austern
Hadar Makov-Hasson
Sharon Katz
George Eltman
Efrat Lev
Ilana Kurshan
Rena Rossner
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
We seek to represent literary fiction and serious non-fiction in the areas of current affairs, science, business, history and personal narrative.

Please send all manuscripts in Hebrew to Hadar Makov-Hasson: hadar@thedeborahharrisagency.com
Manuscripts in English should be sent to Ines Austern: ines@thedeborahharrisagency.com

Rena Rossner is looking for picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, and both middle grade/young adult and adult fantasy and science fiction, in both Hebrew and English: rena@thedeborahharrisagency.com

Please include a synopsis of your book, a short biographical note and the first two chapters of the work— or an equivalent of up to fifty pages.

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