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Deborah Harris
The Deborah Harris Agency
9 Yael Street, Jerusalem, 93502 Israel
972-2-6722145
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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, 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
RECENT SALES

July 15, 2019 - GENDER MOSAIC
International rights: Non-fiction

Daphna Joel and Luba Vikhanski's GENDER MOSAIC: BEYOND THE MYTH OF THE MALE AND FEMALE BRAIN, to Temas & Debates (Portugal); also to Kairos (Spain), by Monica Martin at MB Agency; on behalf of Deborah Harris at the Deborah Harris Agency.

July 15, 2019 - KAFKA'S LAST TRIAL
International rights: Non-fiction

Benjamin Balint's KAFKA'S LAST TRIAL, to Arquipelago (Brazil), by Laura Riff at Riff Agency; also to La Decouverte (France), by Michele Kanonides at La Nouvelle Agence; to Nieuw Amsterdam (Netherlands), by Marianne Schoenbach at Marianne Schoenbach Literary Agency; to Europa (Hungary), by Orsi Meszaros at Katai & Bolza; and to Ariel (Spain), by Monica Martin at MB Agency; on behalf of Deborah Harris at the Deborah Harris Agency.

July 15, 2019 - SPIES OF NO COUNTRY
International rights: Non-fiction

Matti Friedman's SPIES OF NO COUNTRY, to Albatros Media (Czech Republic), by Kristin Olson at Kristin Olson Literary Agency; also to Liana Levi (France), by Michele Kanonides at La Nouvelle Agence; to Gabo (Hungary), by Orsi Meszaros at Katai & Bolza; to La Giuntina (Italy), by Susanna Zevi at Susanna Zevi Agency; to RAO (Romania), by Marina Adriana at Simona Kessler Agency; and to Knizhniki (Russian Federation), by Natalia Sanina at Synopsis Agency; on behalf of Deborah Harris at the Deborah Harris Agency.

July 15, 2019 - WHEN NINA KNEW
International rights: Fiction

David Grossman's WHEN NINA KNEW, to Fraktura (Croatia), to Beletrina (Slovenia), and to Arhipelag (Serbia), by Diana Matulic at Corto Literary Agency; also to Vandkunsten (Denmark), to Ottawa (Finland), to Agora Publishing (Norway), and Bonniers (Sweden), by Trine Licht at Licht & Burr; to Cossee (Netherlands), by Marianne Schoenbach at Marianne Schoenbach Literary Agency; to Mondadori (Italy), and to Polirom (Romania), by Andrea Focsaneanu at Simona Kessler Agency; to Seuil (France), by Michele Kanonides at La Nouvelle Agence; to Hanser (Germany), by Marc Koralnik at The Liepman Agency; to Edicions 62 (Spain) for Catalan rights, to Lumen (Spain), and to Leya Portugal, by Monica Martin at MB Agency; to Artforum (Slovakia), by Kristin Olson at Kristin Olson Literary Agency; on behalf of Deborah Harris at The Deborah Harris Agency.

July 10, 2019 - THE EMERALD CITY THEATER, by Cory Leonardo
Children's: Middle Grade Fiction

Author of THE SIMPLE ART OF FLYING Cory Leonardo's THE EMERALD CITY THEATER, in which a spectacle-wearing hedgehog secretly makes his home in a movie theater along with two chickens, while he dreams of a return to his beloved owner Dorothy; quite unexpectedly, he finds himself on a journey made for the movies, befriending a headstrong mouse, a heartbroken squirrel, a fearful raccoon, and a magical moth, all while dodging a wicked owl along the way, to Tricia Lin at Aladdin, for publication in spring 2021, by Rena Rossner at Deborah Harris Agency (NA). rena@thedeborahharrisagency.com

June 12, 2019 - REVOLT
International rights: Non-fiction

Nadav Eyal's REVOLT, to Profil (Croatia), by Diana Matulic at Corto Literary Agency, and to Commonwealth (Taiwan, Province of China) to Booky (China) by Zoe Hsu at The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of The Deborah Harris Agency.

May 7, 2019 - SAPIENS
International rights: Non-fiction

Yuval Noah Harari's SAPIENS, to Commonwealth (Taiwan, Province of China), in a nice deal, by Yichan Peng at The Grayhawk Agency, on behalf of Deborah Harris at The Deborah Harris Agency.

April 4, 2019 - WOLFBOY, by Andy Harkness
Children's: Picture book

Moana art director Andy Harkness's WOLFBOY, which introduces Wolfboy as he experiences a universal feeling that will resonate with readers everywhere: being "hangry," to Mary Kate Castellani at Bloomsbury Children's, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in winter 2021, by Rena Rossner and Adah Megged Nuchi at Deborah Harris Agency (world excl. Dutch).

March 14, 2019 - DAUGHTER OF JERUSALEM, by Lori Banov Kaufmann
Children's: Young Adult Fiction

Lori Banov Kaufmann's DAUGHTER OF JERUSALEM, pitched in the vein of THE RED TENT and THE DOVEKEEPERS and based on real historical findings, about a young woman who survives the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. only to be captured and sold as a slave in Rome; she then finds love in the most unexpected place, to Beverly Horowitz at Delacorte, for publication in fall 2020, by Deborah Harris and Rena Rossner at Deborah Harris Agency (world English).

February 19, 2019 - JERUSALEM BEACH and MRS. LILIENBLUM'S CLOUD FACTORY
International rights: Fiction

Iddo Gefen's JERUSALEM BEACH and MRS. LILIENBLUM'S CLOUD FACTORY, to Juliette van Wersch at Signatuur (Netherlands), in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Marianne Schoenbach at Marianne Schoenbach Literary Agency, on behalf of The Deborah Harris Agency.

February 12, 2019 - GENDER MOSAIC, by Daphna Joel and Luba Vikhanski
Non-fiction: Science

Neuroscience professor at Tel Aviv University Daphna Joel and writer Luba Vikhanski's GENDER MOSAIC: BEYOND THE MYTH OF THE MALE AND FEMALE BRAIN, an examination of brain and gender that eradicates the cultural obsession with sex differences as a justification for discrimination, to Marisa Vigilante at Little, Brown Spark, for publication in September 2019, and to Claudia Connal at Octopus (UK), by Anna Carmichael at Abner Stein, and to Albin Michel (France), by Michele Kanonides at La Nouvelle Agence, to Foksal (Poland), by Piotr Wawrzenczyk at Book/lab Literary Agency; also to Hanbit Biz (Korea, Republic of), by Danny Hong at Danny Hong Agency on behalf of Deborah Harris at The Deborah Harris Agency.

November 28, 2018 - FRAYED LIGHT, by Yonatan Berg and Joanna Chen
Fiction: General/Other

Hebrew poet and youngest recipient of the Yehuda Amichai Prize Yonatan Berg's FRAYED LIGHT, translated by Joanna Chen, a coming-of-age poetry collection set against the backdrop of the Middle East, the settlements, and the military, told through the lens of post-traumatic syndrome and religion, to Suzanna Tamminen at Wesleyan University Press, for publication in fall 2019, by Geula Geurts at Deborah Harris Agency (world).

KEY PERSONNEL
Deborah Harris
Hadar Makov-Hasson
George Eltman
Efrat Lev
Ilana Kurshan
Rena Rossner
Geula Geurts
Jessica Kasmer-Jacobs
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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