Kirsten Neuhaus is a literary agent with Foundry Literary + Media.
As an agent, Kirsten is looking for nonfiction projects with the three ideal components: the right topic, at the right time, with the right author. She focuses on narrative and prescriptive nonfiction by authors with established audiences, in the areas of business, memoir, lifestyle, current events and stories with strong female voices, as well as smart fiction and select children’s books that appeal to a wide market.
She enjoys working closely with her clients to develop their book ideas and strategize how best to connect the book with an author’s existing platform and brand, including entrepreneur and star of ABC’s Shark Tank Daymond John, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Power of Broke, and Rise and Grind (Crown Business) former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, author of the New York Times bestsellers It’s NOT OK and Single State of Mind (Gallery Books) fashion designer Rachel Roy, author of Design Your Life (Dey Street) and the young adult novel 96 Words for Love (Jimmy Patterson Books), Former CIA officer Jason Hanson’s New York Times bestsellers Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life and Survive Like a Spy (Perigee), Bradley Tusk’s The Fixer (Portfolio), and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and former holder of the title for Fastest Known Times on both the AT and PCT, Jennifer Pharr Davis, author of The Pursuit of Endurance (Viking).
Prior to joining Foundry Literary + Media, Kirsten worked at Elaine Markson Agency, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, and Vigliano Associates, representing a diverse author group of blockbuster thriller writers, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and multi-platinum selling recording artists. Before moving to New York, Kirsten lived in Miami and Buenos Aires. She earned a B.A. in English from Columbia University.