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. 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.

Agents

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.

William LoTurco, Associate Agent, has worked at Vigliano Associates and WME in New York City. He received his BA in History from the University of Connecticut.

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

Nicole Tourtelot, Agent, has worked at ICM (International Creative Management), prior to which she worked at Esquire as a research assistant and fiction reader. She received her BA in English from Columbia.

Staff

Erica Bauman, Office Manager/Administrative Assistant, has worked at Spectrum Literary Agency. She received her BA in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University.

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.

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