Kimberly Burns

Kimberly Burns is an independent literary publicist who has recently led campaigns for Bill Clegg and Meghan Daum, and is currently working with Geoff Dyer and debut novelists Idra Novey, Molly Prentiss, and Alexandre Vidal Porto. Past clients include Ann Beattie, AM Homes, Yiyun Li, Natalie Merchant, Molly Ringwald, Jon Ronson, and Salman Rushdie as well as The Moth, PEN World Voices Festival, and The New Yorker Festival. Before starting her own company in 2003, she worked at Knopf, Random House, Pantheon, and The Penguin Press – where she led campaigns for, among many others, Amy Bloom, Adam Gopnik, WG Sebald, and Zadie Smith. In 2015, she co­founded a literary publicity consortium, Broadside: Expert Literary PR. She is proud to serve on the board of directors of the Housing Works Bookstore and the Happy Ending Music & Reading Series, and as a consultant for Creative Capital’s Literature Grantees.

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