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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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BORDERLIFE by Dorit Rabinyan

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
July 31, 2015
Polish rights to Dorit Rabinyan's GOD FENCES, to Smak Slowa, by Piotr Wawrzenczyk at Book/lab Literary Agency on behalf of Hadar Makov-Hasson at Deborah Harris Agency.

July 30, 2015
Catherine Cerveny's THE RULE OF LUCK, about a Brazilian tarot card reader who falls for a genetically enhanced and incredibly handsome Russian crime oligarch who is after her luck gene, to Lindsey Hall at Redhook, in a two-book deal, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency, for publication in 2016 (World English).

June 3, 2015
Correspondent for Haaretz and the Economist Anshel Pfeffer's biography of Benjamin Netanyahu, based on Pfeffer's nearly two decades covering Israeli politics and on interviews with Netanyahu's family members, childhood friends, allies, associates, and rivals, to Dan Gerstle at Basic, by Philippa Brophy at Sterling Lord Literistic in conjunction with Deborah Harris at The Deborah Harris Agency (US).
Canadian rights to Doug Pepper at McClelland & Stewart.

May 12, 2015
German rights for Sayed Kashua's NATIVE, to Berlin Verlag, in a two-book deal, by Marc Koralnik of The Liepman Agency, on behalf of Deborah Harris of The Deborah Harris Agency.

April 27, 2015
Tamil rights to David Grossman's TO THE END OF THE LAND, to Kannan Sundaram of Kalachuvadu, by Jayapriya Vasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency, on behalf of Ines Austern of The Deborah Harris Agency, bringing the total number of territories to 34.

April 13, 2015
Japanese rights to Dr. Michal Schwartz's NEUROIMMUNITY, to Hayakawa, by Hamish Macaskill of The English Agency on behalf of Deborah Harris at The Deborah Harris Agency.

April 13, 2015
Dalia Betolin-Sherman's WHEN THE WORLD BECAME WHITE, a short story collection, about an Ethiopian girl's immigration to Israel and the new life she finds there, inspired by the author's life story, to Liza Kaplan at Philomel, in a pre-empt, for publication in Spring 2017, by Rena Rossner at the Deborah Harris Agency (World English).

April 10, 2015
Dutch rights to Janna Gur's JEWISH SOUL FOOD: From Minsk to Marrakesh, to Lannoo, by Ageeth Heising of Marianne Schoenbach Literary Agency on behalf of Hadar Makov of The Deborah Harris Agency.

March 31, 2015
Palestinian author of Dancing Arabs and Second Person Singular Sayed Kashua's untitled gathering of his poignant and humorous Haaretz columns, detailing his anxieties and frustrations as an Arab living in Israel, to Morgan Entrekin and Corinna Barsan at Grove/Atlantic, by Jim Rutman at Sterling Lord Literistic, on behalf of Deborah Harris (NA).

March 16, 2015
Natalie Blitt's THE DISTANCE FROM A TO Z, about a teen who goes to a French language intensive summer program to escape her baseball loving family, only to meet the baseball-playing jock who may have more in common with her than she thinks, to Annie Berger at Harper Teen Impulse Epic Reads, for publication in Winter 2016, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (World).

February 25, 2015
Nic Stone's debut DEAR MARTIN, about race relations in 21st-century America; told from different perspectives before and after a black teen is shot by an off-duty police officer, including his own "manifesto" to Martin Luther King, Jr., to Phoebe Yeh at Crown Children's, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in January 2017, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (US).

February 18, 2015
Yiftah Atir's THE ENGLISH TEACHER, about a former Mossad operative of British origin, who disappears after years of her operating undercover in an Arab country and is now capable of causing incalculable damage to Israel, to Patrick Nolan at Penguin, by Deborah Harris at The Deborah Harris Agency (NA).

December 18, 2014
Jessica Steinberg's NOT THIS TURKEY, the story of a little girl whose father wins a raffle and brings home a giant turkey on a leash via the New York City subway system, but all does not go as planned and the family must learn to make new Thanksgiving traditions, to Wendy McClure at Albert Whitman, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (World).

December 11, 2014
Brazilian rights to David Grossman's A HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR, to Sofia Mariutti at Companhia das Letras, by Laura Riff at Riff Agency on behalf of Ines Austern at The Deborah Harris Agency.

November 26, 2014
Polish rights to David Grossman's A HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR, to Swiat Ksiazki, in a nice deal, by Aleksandra Lapinska at ANAW Literary Agency on behalf of Ines Austern at Deborah Harris Literary Agency.

November 7, 2014
Rachel Marks's DARKNESS BRUTAL, the first book in THE DARK CYCLE, about a rag-tag bunch of ghost and demon hunting teens, set in the streets of modern-day Los Angeles but combining elements of time travel and biblical prophecy, to Courtney Miller at Skyscape, in a three-book deal, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (World).

November 4, 2014
Polish rights to Hila Blum's THE VISIT, to Filo, in a nice deal, by Piotr Wawrzenczyk at ANAW Literary Agency on behalf of Ines Austern at The Deborah Harris Agency.

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.

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).

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.

KEY PERSONNEL
Deborah Harris
Hadar Makov-Hasson
Sharon Katz
George Eltman
Efrat Lev
Ilana Kurshan
Rena Rossner
Geula Geurts
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 Geula Geurts: geula@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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