We represent the following publishing clients
AGENCE DEBORAH DRUBA for World English Rights or North American (except Bluemoose and Louise Walter Books)
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 World English 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
UITGEVERIJ BRANDT for all rights
VERVE TALENT & LITERARY AGENCY for exclusive translation and British Commonwealth Rights
and individual authors including:
Manoj Dias was born and raised in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Since 2020 he is the co-founder and VP of Wellness at Open in California. Open acquired A—SPACE, Australia’s first multidisciplinary drop-in meditation center, which Manoj had founded in 2015. In 2019 Manoj became Australia’s first and only lululemon global meditation ambassador, a role he uses to champion more accessible and inclusive wellness experiences for the under-privileged and marginalized. Manoj’s first book, STILL TOGETHER was published during the pandemic in 2021 by Hardie Grant Publishing in Australia and the U.K. and Chronicle Books in the U.S.
Nina George is the author of the #1 Indie and New York Times bestselling novel THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP, and the national bestseller THE LITTLE FRENCH BISTRO. Her third novel, THE BOOK OF DREAMS, is "an emotionally stunning novel", that received starred reviews in which Nina is compared to Isabel Allende. On behalf of Keil & Keil, Cecile B Literary Agency sold North American and British Commonwealth rights to George’s next novels. THE LITTLE VILLAGE OF BOOK LOVERS is published by Ballantine US and Michael Joseph UK in Summer 2023. In addition to being a bestselling novelist, Nina George is the President of the European Writers' Council as well as a journalist, advocate for author rights, and storytelling teacher. She lives with her husband in Berlin, and Brittany. Photo: © Urban Zintel © Nina George
Rabeah Ghaffari's debut TO KEEP THE SUN ALIVE was selected for the Indie Next List and chosen by The Millions among 2019's Most Anticipated Books. In addition to the rave and starred reviews, the novel was lauded by Powell's Books as "...the perfect novel..." and a "tenderhearted novel ... showing the enduring ramifications of filial and political violence" by the New Yorker. Ghaffari's narration of her novel's audio edition was nominated for a Voice Arts Award. Rabeah Ghaffari is an Iranian-born author, dramaturge, and filmmaker whose directorial debut the documentary The Troupe featured Tony Kushner while Producer Patricia Field commissioned her feature screenplay The Inheritors. Ghaffari is based in New York and Mexico.
THICH NHAT HANH
Born in Hue, Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist who transitioned January 22, 2022 at the age of 95. 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, including a Gold Nautilus Book Award for THE ART OF LIVING (HarperOne, 2017). His last book ZEN AND THE ART OF SAVING THE PLANET is now the basis for the online course offered by Plum Village.
SISTER CHAN KHONG
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.
Johannes Lenhard studied Economics and Management at Zeppelin University in Germany, before his MSc in Sociology at the London School of Economics and his MPhil and PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. His research has focused on various aspects of homelessness, from their survival practices to homeless policy. At Max-Cam, Johannes acts both as the center’s research coordinator and continues his own research on inequality and ethics. His postdoctoral project turns to international venture capital investors and investigates the values and ethics behind their efforts of making a better future. His first monograph ‘Making Better Lives’ was published in 2022. His book THE KINGMAKERS on his VC research will be published with Columbia University Press in 2024.
Sarah Meuleman's debut FIND ME GONE is "vivid, complex and completely immersive!" wrote Tess Gerritsen, "fascinating" and "engaging" Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Review wrote, and comes "highly recommended" by Library Journal. In addition to her US book tour, Sarah was a guest speaker at New York's 2019 Thrillerfest. Cecile B Literary Agency placed Sarah's debut novel FIND ME GONE with HarperCollins on behalf of Overamstel. 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 Netherlands. She was born in Ghent, currently lives in Amsterdam, and in addition to Dutch speaks English, French and German fluently. Photo: © Lars Anderson
Upon release Alexander Münninghoff's THE SON AND HEIR shot to number one of Amazon's Biographies & Memoirs bestseller list, and also became number one in Historical European Biographies. Prometheus' Dutch edition sold 200,000 copies 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 available rights. 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
Lars Mytting is a bestselling author from Norway. His books have sold over 1 million copies in 19 languages, have won the Norwegian Bookseller Prize and have been shortlisted for the prestigious Dublin IMPAC Prize, among others. THE BELL IN THE LAKE has sold in 12 countries and Gyldendal's Norwegian edition was a #1 best seller. Cecile B Literary Agency sold North American rights to Overlook Press on behalf of Gudrun Hebel Agency. In the US it was selected as an Indie Next Pick. Mytting is the author of the worldwide sensation Norwegian Wood (nf, Abrams US) as well as the bestselling novel The Sixteen Trees of the Somme which was published in 17 languages and acquired for film. Photo: © Julie Pike
Rémy Ngamije is a Rwandan-born Namibian writer whose literary mixtape ONLY STARS KNOW THE MEANING OF SPACE is due out from Scout Press (S&S) in 2024. His debut novel THE ETERNAL AUDIENCE OF ONE was first published in South Africa by Blackbird Books and is available worldwide from Scout Press; it was honored with a Special Mention at the inaugural Grand Prix Panafricain De Litterature in 2022. Ngamije won the inaugural edition of the Museum of African Diaspora African Literary Awards in 2022; the Africa Regional Prize of the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize; and was shortlisted for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing in 2021 and 2020 among other accolades. He is founder of independent arts organization Doek, and the Doek Literary Festival as well as editor-in-chief of literary magazine Doek! Photo: © Abantu Book Festival
Tony Patrick's middle-grade graphic novel PLANET BROOKLYN is due out from Make Me A World (Knopf) in 2024. He is a Sundance Institute World-building Fellow, 2021 Sundance Film Festival New Frontier Artist, Guild of Future Architects Founding Member, NYU ITP & IMA Professor, NYU Future Imagination Colaboratory Fellow, NYU Red Burns Fellow, CommonField Fellow, NEW INC alum, For Freedoms Artist, Wide Awakes Founding Member, Buckminster Fuller Institute Design Science Studio Advisor/Mentor, RLAB Mentor, Today@Apple NYC Youth Program Mentor, Futurist Writers Room Co-Designer, and Restoring the Future Co-Designer. Patrick attended the Dramatic Writing Program at New York University. Photo: © Recca Soriano
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. In addition to being the author of historical novels set in Africa; an ode to the women in his family addressed to his daughter; and two essay collections, he is a movie reviewer and speaker at literary and other events such as Thinking Planet-International Philosophy Festival. Sherif has been a guest speaker at Harvard's Department of African and African American Studies, and in 2022 was appointed lecturer at the University of Leiden African Studies Centre. 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