Author & Agent: Krys Lee and Susan Golomb
Monday February 6, 2012
Astonishing new writer Krys Lee and her agent Susan Golomb discussed the process of publishing Drifting House, a book that Publishers Weekly calls a “…sublime debut collection…The limpid, naturalistic prose and the flawless internal logic of these stories are reminiscent of the best of Katherine Anne Porter and Carson McCullers.”
Krys Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, raised in California and Washington, and studied in the United States and England. She was a finalist for Best New American Voices in 2006, and her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Narrative magazine, California Quarterly, Pacific Ties, the Korea Times, and Asia Weekly. She lives in Seoul. Drifting House is her first short story collection.
Susan Golomb founded the Susan Golomb Literary Agency in 1990 and for over twenty years has been known for finding bestselling and award winning fiction and non-fiction. Among her numerous New York Times Fiction Bestellers are Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom and National Book Award Winner The Corrections, Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists, Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl and Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio. Other award-winning novels include National Book Award winning Europe Central by William T. Vollmann, USA Today Best Debut Novel The Last Town on Earth by Tom Mullen, Pen/Hemingway award-winning The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse, and National Book Award nominees Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner and Madeleine is Sleeping by Sarah Shun–lien Bynum, who was just named one of the best “20 under 40” writers by The New Yorker. Prior to founding her agency, Susan worked for Sydney Pollack’s film company, Mirage, Hearst Entertainment, and PBS’ Great Performances. She is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, the Women's Media Group and PEN International. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania summa cum laude.