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agent : albert.lee@unitedtalent.com
Albert Lee
United Talent Agency
888 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10106
212-659-2600
http://www.unitedtalent.com

Albert Lee joined UTA in 2018 as a publishing agent from independent literary agency Aevitas Creative Management (formerly Kuhn Projects and Zachary Shuster Harmsworth). Previously, he held executive-level titles at Wenner Media (parent company to Us Weekly, Rolling Stone and Men's Journal), where he edited writers of all backgrounds, and collaborated with such artists as Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber as well as institutions such as the United States Olympic Committee, Warner Bros., A&E, and Lionsgate Studios during a two-decade career in entertainment and publishing.

He began his career as a journalist for The Village Voice; and graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in religion. He is a native of Harlan, Kentucky, and currently lives in New York.

Particular interests include diverse and outsider storytellers, bold and strong personalities on the page, and the curation and creation of original multiplatform intellectual property with franchise potential in all categories and formats (fiction and nonfiction, children's and adult).


years experience: 20+
MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Selected adult projects include:

— #1 NYT bestseller THIS IS THE FIRE: What I Say to My Friends About Racism, by CNN anchor Don Lemon
— NYT, #1 Sunday Times, and international bestseller FINDING FREEDOM: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family (translated into 15+ languages)
— NYT bestseller YEARBOOK by Seth Rogen
— NYT bestseller DO YOU MIND IF I CANCEL?: Things That Still Annoy Me by Gary Janetti (a 2019 Goodreads Choice Award nominee)
— NYT bestseller WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated and True by Gabrielle Union
— NYT bestseller STRENGTH IN STILLNESS: The Power of Transcendental Meditation by Bob Roth (teacher to Oprah Winfrey, Ray Dalio, Rupert Murdoch, Gwyneth Paltrow et al)
— NYT Editor's Pick and one of 100 Notable Books of the Year GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME: The Hard, Inspiring Journey To Forgiveness after the Charleston Church Massacre, by Pulitzer-winning journalist Jennifer Berry Hawes (NYT: “magisterial,” “a soul-shaking chronicle”; also a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers and Oprah Magazine Summer 2019 Reading List Official Selection)
— 2017 Financial Times Book of the Year finalist RESET: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Silicon Valley diversity activist Ellen Pao (soon to be a Netflix series from Shonda Rhimes)
— One of Library Journal’s 2020 Best Biographies and Memoirs ALL THE YOUNG MEN, hailed by President Bill Clinton as a book of "warmth, wit, grace, and gumption," also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award

Selected children's projects include:

— #1 NYT bestselling middle-grade children’s series MAX EINSTEIN by world’s bestselling author James Patterson (soon to be a television series produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard of Imagine Entertainment)
— #1 NYT bestseller PEACE TRAIN, a picture by Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf, based on his celebrated song, with original artwork by renowned illustrator Peter Reynolds
— NYT bestseller MY LITTLE BRAVE GIRL by Hilary Duff
— NYT and international bestseller SHINE, by Jessica Jung (translated into more than a dozen languages)

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Meredith Miller
212-659-2600
meredith.miller@unitedtalent.com
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unsolicited submissions are not accepted without referral.