Lee Boudreax, Kirby Kim and Carolyn Coleburn
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center
326 Penn Street
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’s in-house publicity career began (while the ink on her college diploma dried) at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, continued at W.W. Norton, and concluded at PublicAffairs, wher eshe was the Director of Publicity for four years. Travel throughout India; work with one of her heroes, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus; and a three-month sabbatical full of intensive reading marked her time before she returned to New York and then Philadelphia as an independent publicist in 2010. Past and present clients and projects include the Whiting Foundation, Daniel Kahneman (Thinking, Fast and Slow), Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness and Command and Control), Elizabeth Kolbert (The Sixth Extinction), Paul Farmer (To Repair the World), and Adam Grant (Give and Take and Originals). Peeling is a co-founder of Broadside PR, a literary marketing and publicity group that works with writers and literary organizations.
Lee Boudreaux is Vice President and Editorial Director of Lee Boudreaux Books. She joined Little, Brown in 2014 after nine years as Editorial Director of Ecco, a division of HarperCollins. She has worked with Curtis Sittenfeld, Daniel Bergner, Patrick deWitt, Ben Fountain, Eleanor Henderson, Smith Henderson, Madeline Miller, Alissa Nutting, Ivy Pochoda, Ron Rash, Jennifer Senior, Kevin Wilson, David Wroblewski, and Nell Zink. Drawn to unusual voices, unexpected stories and a strong sense of place, Boudreaux focuses on literary fiction and has a soft spot for all things Southern. Novels she has edited have won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and have been finalists for the National Book Award, the Booker prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her first list will launch in Spring 2016.