We represent the following publishing clients

BANKOFF COLLABORATIVE for exclusive translation, and non-exclusive British Commonwealth rights

DZANC BOOKS for exclusive translation, and British Commonwealth Rights

KEIL & KEIL LITERATUR-AGENTUR for all rights except in the Netherlands, France, Italy, Scandinavia, Poland, Korea, and Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries

KIEPENHEUER & WITSCH and GALIANI VERLAG for exclusive North American Rights

PARALLAX PRESS for exclusive translation, and British Commonwealth Rights

PLUM VILLAGE COMMUNITY OF ENGAGED BUDDHISM for all titles by Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chang Khong, and the monastics published by Parallax Press in all territories except Germany, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indian languages

THE PALGON COMPANY for exclusive translation, and British Commonwealth Rights

UITGEVERIJ BRANDT for all rights

VERVE TALENT & LITERARY AGENCY for exclusive translation, and British Commonwealth Rights

and individual authors including: 


Nina George is the author of the #1 Indie and New York Times bestselling novel THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP. Her latest novel THE LITTLE FRENCH BISTRO, a national bestseller, was published to outstanding reviews which compared her to Isabel Allende and Elizabeth Gilbert. On behalf of Keil & Keil, Cecile B Literary Agency sold North American and British Commonwealth rights to Nina’s next novel THE BOOK OF DREAMS for publication in April 2019.  In addition to being a bestselling novelist, George is the President of the European Writers' Council as well as a journalist, advocate for author rights, and storytelling teacher. Nina George lives with her husband in Berlin, and Brittany. Photo: © Urban Zintel © Nina George


Rabeah Ghaffari is an Iranian-born, New York-based author, dramaturge, and filmmaker.  Her directorial debut was the documentary The Troupe, which featured Tony Kushner, and her most recent feature screenplay, The Inheritors, has been commissioned by producer Patricia Field.  Her debut novel TO KEEP THE SUN ALIVE will be published by Catapult in January 2019.  "...the perfect novel..." – Powell's Books


Born in Hue, Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist. In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is author of more than one hundred books, and is one of the best known Buddhist teachers in the world today. Previous best-selling books include Being Peace and Buddha Mind Buddha Body. He lives at Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels worldwide, leading retreats on the art of mindful living.  Many of his books have been New York Times bestsellers and received accolades, most recently a Gold Nautilus Book Award for THE ART OF LIVING (HarperOne, 2017).


Born in a village on the Mekong River Delta in 1938, Sister Chan Khong has been a Buddhist nun in the community of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh since the age of twenty-one.  She has devoted her life to the development and practice of nonviolence and has students and readers around the world.  Sister Chan Khong is the author of Learning True Love and Deep Relaxation, and Beginning Anew: Four Steps To Restoring Communication.


Sarah Meuleman is a novelist, moderator, television producer, and journalist. She interviews international celebrities, artists and politicians for numerous newspapers and magazines, and writes a monthly column for Vogue Nederland. On behalf of Overamstel, Cecile B Literary Agency placed Sarah's debut novel FIND ME GONE with HarperCollins for an October 2018 publication.  Sarah Meuleman was born in Ghent and currently lives in Amsterdam.  She speaks English, French and German. Sarah is at work on a second novel, which is set on the Isles of Scilly and like her debut will first be published by Lebowski Publishers. Photo: © Lars Anderson


Prometheus' edition of THE SON AND HEIR was a bestseller in the Netherlands and the German and French editions (Beck and Payot Rivages) were published to great acclaim as were the Catalan and Czech editions. Cecile B Literary Agency handles all other rights and placed World English rights with Amazon Crossing for publication in 2019. A superbly written chronicle in which the story of the author, his parents and grandparents is marked by a series of astonishing and tragic events in WW II that highlight the complexity of war. "This is One Hundred Years Of Solitude from the Low Countries, this is Europes' Grief. This is Turgenev." – David van Reybrouck. Photo: © Willy Slingerland


Vamba Sherif was born in Liberia and spent part of his youth in Kuwait.  During The First Gulf War he fled to Jordan, then Syria, before moving to The Netherlands as a refugee.  Sherif read Law and is an ambassador for the Dutch Refugees Council. In his novels he explores the themes of identity, exile, war, love and belonging.  The impacts of history and migration on the individual are featured prominently in his work.  He is a movie reviewer and speaker at literary and other events such as Thinking Planet-International Philosophy Festival.  Photo: © Chris van Houts


Katy Tur is the New York Times Bestselling author of UNBELIEVABLE which entered the list at number two.  Her book about covering the Trump campaign and political reporting was published by HarperCollins in September 2017 to rave reviews and sold nearly 200,000 in the first six months. She is a recipient of a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, a correspondent for NBC News and an anchor for MSNBC.  Photo: © Elena Seibert


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