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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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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, Matti Friedman, Nic Stone, Ben Guterson, Nir Hezroni, Ophir Touche Gafla, Yael Hedaya, Eyal Kless, Rachel Marks, 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, Kinneret Rosenbloom
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
June 26, 2017 - Brazilian rights for Matti Friedman's THE ALEPPO CODEX: A True Story of Obsession, Faith
Brazilian rights for Matti Friedman's THE ALEPPO CODEX: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible, to Martins Fontes, by Laura Riff of Riff Agency, on behalf of Deborah Harris at The Deborah Harris Agency.

June 26, 2017 - Korean rights for David Grossman's A HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR, to Munhakdongne
Korean rights for David Grossman's A HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR, to Munhakdongne, by Danny Hong of Danny Hong Agency, and Greek rights to Psichogios, by Nike Davarinou of Read n' Right Agency, on behalf of Deborah Harris at The Deborah Harris Agency.

June 16, 2017 - Dutch rights to Meir Shalev's GINAT BAR, to Tanja Hendriks at Ambo Anthos
Dutch rights to Meir Shalev's GINAT BAR, to Tanja Hendriks at Ambo Anthos, by Marianne Schoenbach at Marianne Schoenbach Literary Agency on behalf of Deborah Harris at Deborah Harris Agency.

June 6, 2017 - CALL ME ALASTAIR, by Cory Leonardo
Children's: Middle grade
Cory Leonardo's CALL ME ALASTAIR, pitched in the vein of Flora and Ulysses, about a curmudgeonly parrot who composes poems and dreams of escape, the precocious 12-year-old boy who works at the pet shop where the parrot was born, and an eccentric, lonely old woman who has a penchant for chocolate cherry crumble pie, to Amy Cloud at Aladdin, for publication in Summer 2019, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (NA).
rena@thedeborahharrisagency.com

June 2, 2017 - Polish rights to Michal Schwartz's NEUROIMMUNITY
Polish rights to Michal Schwartz's NEUROIMMUNITY: A New Science That Will Revolutionize How We Keep Our Brains Healthy and Young, to Piotr Zak at Charaktery Magazine, by Piotr Wawrzenczyk at Book/lab Literary Agency on behalf of Deborah Harris at the Deborah Harris Agency.
Translation: deborah@thedeborahharrisagency.com
agencja@literatura.com.pl

June 2, 2017 - THE PUZZLER, by Eyal Kless
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Eyal Kless's THE PUZZLER, about a little boy who can open doors that nobody else can open, a society that is feeding off the salvaged technology of a lost generation, and a scribe who must figure out where it all went wrong, to David Pomerico at Voyager, and Natasha Bardon at Voyager UK, in a 2-book deal, for publication in Winter 2019, by Rena Rossner at Deborah Harris Agency (World English). German rights to Blanvalet, at auction, in a 2-book deal, by Marc Koralnik at The Liepman Agency.
Film/TV: Kassie Evashevski of United Talent Agency

May 31, 2017 - THE COLORS OF THE RAIN, by R. L. Toalson
Children's: Middle grade
R. L. Toalson's THE COLORS OF THE RAIN, the story of a boy coming to terms with loss and the changes in his life and town, set against the backdrop of the desegregation battles that took place in Houston, Texas in 1972, to Sonali Fry at Yellow Jacket, for publication in Fall 2018, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (World).

May 9, 2017 - Vietnamese rights to David Grossman's A HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR, to Nha Nam
Vietnamese rights to David Grossman's A HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR, to Nha Nam, by Itzel Hsu at The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Deborah Harris at Deborah Harris Agency.

April 3, 2017 - Brazilian rights to Nic Stone's DEAR MARTIN, to Talitha Perisse at Intrinseca
International rights: Children's
Brazilian rights to Nic Stone's DEAR MARTIN, to Talitha Perisse at Intrinseca, by Laura Riff at Riff Agency on behalf of Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency.

March 14, 2017 - THE QUEEN UNDERNEATH, by Stacey Filak
Children's: Young Adult
Debut author Stacey Filak's THE QUEEN UNDERNEATH, a fantasy retelling of Sleeping Beauty, in which the heir apparents of the King of Above and the Queen of Under must contend with the start of a mage war when the reigning monarchs of their city are both murdered on the same day, to Alyssa Raymond and William Kiester at Page Street, for publication in Spring 2018, by Rena Rossner at Deborah Harris Agency (World).

February 27, 2017 - Catherine Cerveny
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Author of THE RULE OF LUCK and THE CHAOS OF LUCK Catherine Cerveny's third book in the Felicia Sevigny Series, continuing the story of the Brazilian tarot card reader, and the genetically enhanced Russian crime oligarch who is after her luck gene, to Lindsey Hall at Orbit, for publication in 2018, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (World English).

December 12, 2016 - Turkish rights to Rachel Marks's DARKNESS BRUTAL, to Indigo Kitap
Turkish rights to Rachel Marks's DARKNESS BRUTAL, to Indigo Kitap, by Bengu Ayfer at Akcali Copyright Agency on behalf of Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency.

November 23, 2016 - FIRE AND BONE, by Rachel Marks
Children's: Young Adult
Rachel Marks's FIRE AND BONE, the first book in a new series pitched as Gossip Girl meets Percy Jackson in the glitz and grit of L.A., which tells the story of the daughter of a Celtic goddess who struggles to find her way amidst the complicated politics of her powerful family, to Adrienne Procaccini at Skyscape, for publication in Winter 2018, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (World English).

September 21, 2016 - THE ARAB SECTION, by Matti Friedman
Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs
Sami Rohr Prize-winning author of The Aleppo Codex and Pumpkinflowers Matti Friedman's THE ARAB SECTION, a true but little-known story of Israel's first spies - a tiny amateur cadre formed in WWII that would become the vaunted Mossad, whose members' lives were marked by duplicity, brotherhood, and betrayal, and who offer a surprising window into both the genesis of Israel and the displacement and loss that continue in today's Middle East, to Amy Gash at Algonquin, by Deborah Harris at The Deborah Harris Agency and to Signal Books in Canada.
kendra@workman.com

July 20, 2016 - THE RULES OF RAIN, by Leah Scheier
Children's: Young Adult
Leah Scheier's THE RULES OF RAIN, in which a sixteen-year who has spent her life taking care of her autistic twin brother makes one mistake she can't take back and is surprised to find that the brother she's always protected becomes the one who saves her, again to Annette Pollert-Morgan at Sourcebooks Fire, for publication in Fall 2017, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (World English).

June 15, 2016 - Polish rights to Benjamin Balint's KAFKA'S LAST TRIAL, to Malgorzata Skowronska
Polish rights to Benjamin Balint's KAFKA'S LAST TRIAL, to Malgorzata Skowronska and Pawel Gozlinski at Agora, at auction, by Piotr Wawrzenczyk at Book/lab Literary Agency on behalf of Hadar Makov-Hasson at The Deborah Harris Agency.

May 26, 2016 - Simplified Chinese rights to Matti Friedman's PUMPKINFLOWERS, to Citic
Simplified Chinese rights to Matti Friedman's PUMPKINFLOWERS, to Citic, in a pre-empt, by Zoe Hsu at The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Hadar Makov at Deborah Harris Agency.

May 10, 2016 - THE MOON HAS SEVEN FACES, by Beth Dranoff
Digital: Fiction: Women's/Romance
Beth Dranoff's THE MOON HAS SEVEN FACES, featuring a snarky BDSM-loving Toronto-based bartender whose world is turned sideways when she receives a were-scratch from her vampire lover's ex-boyfriend, putting her in the cross-hairs of a battle for her blood and her heart, to Kerri Buckley at Carina Press, with Stephanie Doig editing, in a three-book deal, for publication in February 2017, by Rena Rossner at The Deborah Harris Agency (World).

April 19, 2016 - Simplified Chinese rights to Dorit Rabinyan's BORDERLIFE, to Shanghai Xiron Media
Simplified Chinese rights to Dorit Rabinyan's BORDERLIFE, to Shanghai Xiron Media, in a nice deal, by Gray Tan at The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of Hadar Makov at The Deborah Harris Agency.

KEY PERSONNEL
Deborah Harris
Hadar Makov-Hasson
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

Literary Fiction and Nonfiction 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, adult fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, thrillers, romance and upmarket women's 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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