15 Minute One-On-One Session with literary agent Kirby Kim
Kirby Kim represents both literary and commercial authors. He’s most interested in receiving manuscripts that straddle the fence a bit, with upmarket expression combined with a genre element or plot device (Adam White, Ling Ling Huang, Sierra Greer). When it comes to straight literary work, he’s alternatively drawn to rich, sweeping stories that try to encompass a time or a place (Malcolm Brooks) or tightly written, narratively innovative stories or voices with award potential (Gina Apostol). His commercial interests include thrillers (James A. McLaughlin), mysteries (Matthew Sullivan), speculative fiction (Ted Chiang), and horror (Nick Cutter).
He also represents a range of nonfiction working with leaders and journalists in the areas of science (Dan Werb), culture and current affairs (Lauren Etter). He’s also known for representing pop culture, in particular music (Common) and comedy (Dave Hill).
A native of Los Angeles, California, Kirby attended Pomona College and got his JD at UC Hastings College of the Law. Kirby is currently a board member of the Asian American Writers Workshop. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and two kids.
Lean more about Kirby at www.janklowandnesbit.com