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agent : duran@durankim.com
Duran Kim
Duran Kim Agency
2F Taeyang Bldg. 263 Hyoryeong-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06653 Republic of Korea
+82-2-583-5724 - 5
+82-2-584-5724 (fax)
+82-10-4012-3483 (mobile)
http://cafe.daum.net/durankim

Duran Kim Agency is a literary agency in Korea, established in 2001 by Duran Kim, who has been an agent since 1992. Duran Kim Agency is representing most major publishing companies and agents in the US, Europe and Asia, including The Perseus Book Group, Random House UK, WW Norton, Orion, Little Brown US, Simon & Schuster UK, Atlantic Books UK and so on.


years experience: 25
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Reference, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books, Science
TRADE REFERENCES
There's a little part of me that wants to keep the good news about him [Duran Kim] all to myself, but I just can't be that selfish. Duran Kim is outstanding. We've never been happier in Korea. We've only had him working for us since September 2004, but I have to tell you, he rivals the best of our subagents anywhere. Cant' really say enough good about him. He gets good advances, he's strategic, he knows the market (having started in agency, then worked for a publisher and a newspaper) and he's just an all around good agent.
- Jennifer Thompson (Perseus Books Group)
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
The Improbability Principle by David Hand
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
The Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne
Sprint by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden Kowitz
Triumph of Seeds by Thor Hanson
Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford
Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Third Industrial Revolution by Jeremy Rifkin
Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
Snoop by Sam Gosling
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Rich People Things by Chris Lehmann
Books That Changed the World series
The Girls by Emma Cline
Why Beauty Is Truth by Ian Stewart
God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
Prison Break by Paul T. Scheuring
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Data Capitalism by Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger and Thomas Ramge
Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom by Ariel Burger
And Then You Are Dead by Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty
A MOST IMPROBABLE JOURNEY: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves by Walter Alvarez
ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY by Neil deGrasse Tyson
MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
NEXT GENERATION DEMOCRACY by JARED DUVAL
THE REDWOOD ORACLE by Colby Devitt
WHAT I KNOW NOW ABOUT SUCCESS by Ellyn Spragins
ONE YEAR TO AN ORGANIZED WORK LIFE by REGINA LEEDS
ONE YEAR TO AN ORGANIZED FINANCIAL LIFE by REGINA LEEDS
KING'S CROSS by TIMOTHY KELLER
GENEROUS JUSTICE by TIMOTHY KELLER
LITTLE BETS by Peter Sims
CREATIVE IS A VERB by PATTI DIGH
It's Time to Sleep, My Love by Nancy Tillman, Eric Metaxas
THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED AS A DOG by Bruce Perry and Maia Szalvitz
PATROL: AN AMERICAN SOLDIER IN VIETNAM by Walter Dean Myers / Ann Grifalconi
THE ART OF IMMERSION by FRANK ROSE
Rich People Things by Chris Lehmann
A Contest for Supremacy by Aaron L. Friedberg
Kinesen by Henning Mankell
Den orolige mannen by Henning Mankell
Elements of Fiction Writing by Orson Scott Card
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The Other Cold War by Heonik Kwon
WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency by Micha L. Sifry
IRAN AWAKENING: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope by Shirin Ebadi
Applied Positive Psychology by Stewart I. Donaldson
PRIMATE GAMES by DARIO MAESTRIPIERI
JUSTIC FOR HEDGEHOGS by Ronald Dworkin
Acting with Power by Deborah Gruenfeld
If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy? by Raj Raghunathan
No Ordinary Disruption by Richard Dobbs
Sprint by Jake Knapp
The Courage to Act by Ben Bernanke
The Smart Thinking Book by Kevin Duncan
Creative Schools by Ken Robinson
The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber
The Prize by Dale Russakoff
Who Killed Professor X? by Thodoris Andriopoulos
Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey
Halcyon by Katie Khan
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Brain Maker by David Perlmutter
Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder
Answers for Aristotle by Massimo Pigliucci
What Philosophy Can Do by Gary Gutting
How to Hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr
The Essential Bernie Sanders by Jonathan Tasini
The Speech by Bernie Sanders
Preaching by Timothy Keller
Songs of Jesus by Timothy Keller
A Crude Look at the Whole by John Miller
Beyond: Our Future in Space by Chris Impey
Darwin's Devices by John Long
Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat by Paul Halpern
Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life by E.O. Wilson
Home: How Habitat Made Us Human by John S. Allen
The Magic of Math by Arthur Benjamin
The Man Who Wasn't There by Anil Ananthaswamy
OTHER LEADING RIGHTS OFFERINGS
Human Origin by Lee Sanghee
Toemarok by Lee Woohyouk
Bifurcation by Lee Woohyouk
Gotama (Vol. 1 – 2) by Lee Woohyouk
Dragon Raja (Vol. 1 – 8) by Lee Youngdo
SUB-AGENT FOR
USA
20th Century Fox, A Tribe of Two Press, ABC Clio, Amacom, Amer-Asia, Andrea Patten, Ayesha Pande, Baror International, Basic Books, Benay International, Blackdog & Leventhal, Blanche C. Gregory, Inc., Colchie Agency, Columbia UP, Columbine Communications, CornerStone, Cynthia Cannell, DHS, Dundurn, Entrepreneur Press, F+W Media, Fielding Agency, Firm Entertainment, Fletcher & Co., Frances Collin, Free Spirit, Globe Pequot Press, Guilford Press, Harvard University Press, Human Kinetics, Indiana University Press, InterLicense, Jalmar Press, Janis Donnaud, Jill Grinberg Assoc., Joelle Delbourgo, Johns Hopkins University Press, Karpfinger Agency, Laura Dail, Linda Chester Literary Agency, Lippincott Massie McQuilkin, Little Brown US, LJK Literary Management, Lois de la Haba Agency, Lyons Press, M E Sharpe, Martha Millard, McCormick & Williams, Mendel Media Group, Miller Agency, Miriam Altshuler, MIT Press, Natasha Kern, New World Library, NYU Press, OR Books, Oregon State University Press, Pearson Education US, Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers, Perseus Books Group, PMA Lit. & Film Mgt., Prometheus Books, Prufrock Press, Public Affairs, Richard Henshaw Group, Rowman & Littlefield, Sage US, Seven Stories Press, Solow Literary Enterprises, Stanford University Press, Stuart Agency, Taylor & Francis US, The Agency Group, Thomas Colchie, Transaction Publishers, Univ. of California Press, Univ. of California Press, Univ. of Chicago Press, Univ. of Missouri Press, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Univ. of Texas Press, Wendy Sherman Associates, W.W. Norton & Co.

UK
Alma Books, Aneess Publishing, Anne Engel, Ashgate Pub., Atlantic Books, Blackwell, British Museum Press, Brown Reference Group, Cambridge UP, Cassell, Continuum, Curtis Brown Ltd, David Godwin Associates, Duckworth, Gaia Books, Green & Heaton, Hamlyn, Harcourt Education, Heinemann, Institute of Physics, John Berger (Author), Kogan Page, Little Brown UK, Marsh Agency, Michael O'Mara, Oneworld Publications, Orion, Pearson Education UK, Pluto Press, Random UK, Reaktion Books, Routledge, Sage UK, Sara Menguc, Science Factory, Sheil Land, Simon & Schuster UK, Taylor & Francis UK, The Estate of Karl Popper, Tibor Jones, Verso, Yale University Press

CANADA, EUROPE & AUSTRALIA
Black Inc., Jenny Darling, Acacia House, Bella Pomer Agency, Bukowski Agency, Groundwood, Kids Can Press, Alfabeta, BonnierCarlson, C H Beck, C4Ci, Carl Hanser Verlag, Editoriale Scienza, Eisenbrauns, FATARAC, Garzanti, Giunti, Graefe und Unzer, Grasset, Herder, Lapis, Leonhardt & Høier, Mercedes Ros, Mosaik, OZ Verlag, Prometheus/Bert Bakker, Ravensburger, Robert Laffont, Schlueck Agency, Sperling & Kupfer Editori S.p.A., Suhrkamp, Vicki Satlow, Zirkoon

KEY PERSONNEL
Duran Kim (Chief Agent) duran@durankim.com
Sienna Jo (Agent) siennajo@durankim.com
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