This annual panel features an agent, a publisher, and an editor discussing the process of bringing a book into the world.
Kirby Kim of Janklow and Nesbit is a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Pomona College and UC Hastings College of the Law. Kirby moved out to New York in the spring of 2004 and got his first job in publishing working for Charlotte Sheedy Literary, at that time an affiliate of Sterling Lord Literistic. He then moved to Vigliano Associates where he gradually started representing his own projects. In 2008, he joined Endeavor which the following year merged with William Morris. He stayed at WME for five years before joining Janklow & Nesbit. Kirby represents both literary and commercial authors. When it comes to literary work, he’s alternatively drawn to rich, sweeping stories that try to encompass a time or a place or tightly written, narratively innovative stories that bridge genres. His commercial interests include thriller, horror, speculative and science fiction, young adult, and middle grade. He also represents a range of nonfiction working with leaders and journalists in the areas of science, culture and current affairs. He’s also known for representing pop culture, in particular music and comedy. Kirby is currently a board member of the Asian American Writers Workshop. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two kids.
Carolyn Coleburn joined Viking publicity in 1996. She became director in 1999 and was named vice president in 2005. Coleburn managed the publicity department and worked directly with Viking’s high-profile authors, including Sue Monk Kidd, Jojo Moyes, Barbra Streisand, Nathaniel Philbrick, Lynne Cheney, and Tana French. In addition to creating the publicity strategies for the Viking and Pamela Dorman Books lists, Coleburn orchestrated publicity campaigns for breakout bestsellers and award-winning titles such as The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, Malcolm X by Manning Marable, Give and Take by Adam Grant, Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. In 2016 she was named VP Executive Publicist for Viking and Penguin and returned to working on specific publicity projects. She recently spear-headed the campaigns for such bestselling titles as Originals by Adam Grant, White Trash by Nancy Isenberg and A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their seven year-old son.
This annual panel features an agent, a publisher, and an editor discussing the process of bringing a book into the world. This event also features Lee Boudreaux (Hachette Book Group)
Date & Time
March 22, 2017
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
326 Penn St.