About Kuhn Projects
Kuhn Projects, established in 2002, is a full service literary agency, representing a wide variety of authors and cultural figures for book projects, magazine articles, and their attendant film and television rights. In 2012 alone, Kuhn Projects had five New York Times bestsellers. We focus on nonfiction book projects, including narrative nonfiction, practical nonfiction, memoir, history, politics and current affairs, business, biography, pop culture, entertainment, cookbooks and food narratives, lifestyle, design, and style. We also take on a limited number of literary and commercial fiction writers, and some children’s books authors. We provide in depth editorial services on book and magazine projects from conception through the proposal stage, and often beyond.
David Kuhn, Founder of Kuhn Projects, worked for many years as a magazine editor. He was the Editor in Chief of Brill’s Content magazine from 2000 to 2002, prior to which he was Features Director at The New Yorker, where he also edited “The Talk of the Town,” “Shouts & Murmurs,” and more than a dozen non-fiction special issues. Prior to joining The New Yorker, David worked at Vanity Fair as Arts Editor and a Senior Editor for seven years. He received a BA from Harvard.
Jessie Borkan, Assistant Managing Director, has worked in sales and marketing at Rodale Books and in the editorial department at Scholastic. She received her BS in clinical psychology from Tufts University.
Nicole Tourtelot, Associate Agent, has worked at ICM (International Creative Management), prior to which she worked at Esquire as a research assistant and fiction reader. Nicole graduated from Columbia with a BA in English.
Becky Sweren, Associate Agent, has worked at Janklow & Nesbit Associates. She received her BA from Duke University, double majoring in English and Theater Studies.
Lauren Clark, Associate Agent, is based out of Washington, DC. She worked for the DC-based agency Sagalyn/ICM for three years, prior to which she worked with the Ross Yoon Agency, after earning her Masters degree in English/Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati.
Grant Ginder, Consulting Editor, is a full-time writing teacher at NYU. His second novel, Driver’s Education, came out from Simon & Schuster in January, 2013.
Kate Mack, Editorial Assistant and Assistant to the founder, received her BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.