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 2015, ten Kuhn Projects titles hit the New York Times Bestseller list. We represent narrative nonfiction, practical nonfiction, memoir, history, politics and current affairs, business, biography, pop culture, entertainment, cookbooks and food narratives, lifestyle, design, and style projects. We also take on a select number of literary fiction, commercial nonfiction, women’s fiction, and young adult titles. We provide in-depth editorial services on book and magazine projects from conception through the proposal stage and beyond. Our clients include, among others, Charles Blow, Marina Abramović, Steven Brill, Paul Rudnick, Liaquat Ahamed, Tavi Gevinson, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Amy Schumer, Hamish Bowles, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Zac Posen, Neil Patrick Harris, Sam Kashner, and Robin Givhan.

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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 his BA from Harvard.

Michelle Brower, Agent, worked for six years as a Senior Vice President at Folio Literary Management. Prior to that she was an agent at Wendy Sherman Associates. She earned her BA from The College of New Jersey and her MA in English Literature from New York University.

David Granger, Agent, was the editor in chief of Esquire magazine for 19 years, from 1997 until 2016. During his tenure the magazine won 17 National Magazine Awards and Granger was the industry’s editor of the year on three separate occasions. He was awarded the Missouri Honor Medal from the University of Missouri in 2014 for his contributions to journalism. He earned his BA from the University of Tennessee and his MA from the University of Virginia.

Albert Lee, Agent, was Executive Editor of Us Weekly, where he worked for fourteen years. Prior to that, he was Founding Editor in Chief of Mediabistro.com, Associate Editor at Nerve.com, and wrote on the arts for The Village Voice, Dance Magazine, and others. He received his BA from Princeton.

Sarah Levitt, Agent, previously worked at The Zoë Pagnamenta Agency for five years. She received her BA in Classics and English from NYU.

William LoTurco, Agent/Director of Film & TV Rights, has worked at Vigliano Associates and WME in New York City. He received his BA in History from the University of Connecticut.

Kate Mack, Associate Agent/Assistant to the Founder, received her BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Jen Marshall, Agent, worked for nearly twenty years as the Director of Publicity at Anchor Books and as a Publicist at Large at the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group at Penguin Random House. Prior to that she worked as a publicist at Little, Brown and as an independent bookseller. She received her BA in English from Bucknell University.

Laura Nolan, Agent, worked for nearly four years as the Head of the Book Division for Paradigm Talent Agency. Prior to that she was an agent at DeFiore and Company, The Creative Culture, and Sobel Weber Associates. In 2001, she helped launch Barnes & Noble’s digital publishing division. She received her BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Lauren Sharp, 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.

Becky Sweren, Executive Editor/Agent, has worked at Janklow & Nesbit Associates. She received her BA from Duke University, double majoring in English and Theater Studies.


Nate Muscato, Office Manager/Editorial Assistant, has worked at Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Sterling Lord Literistic. He received his BA in English and Italian from Vassar College.

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.

Chelsey Heller, Director of Foreign Rights, previously worked at Writers House Literary Agency for five years. She received her BA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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