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The Deborah Harris Agency


The Deborah Harris Agency is a Jerusalem-based literary agency founded in 1991.

The agency represents worldwide publishing and dramatic rights of Israeli, Palestinian and international authors, writers of fiction and nonfiction, including high-profile personalities in the fields of science, business, politics and history. In addition, the agency acts as sub-agents for numerous publishers and agencies overseas for representation to Israeli publishing houses.

Through its activities The Deborah Harris Agency has earned a unique international reputation as the leading Israeli agency for literary fiction and nonfiction of the highest standards.

Deborah Harris moved from the U.S. to Jerusalem in 1979, after working at several publishing positions in New York. She co-founded The Domino Press, and in 1991, together with Beth Elon, she established The Harris/Elon Agency—renamed The Deborah Harris Agency in 2005.

She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Jerusalem International Book Fair for twenty years and created the prestigious project “Voices from Two Sides of the Bridge," a day-long literary event bringing together Israeli and Palestinian writers and film makers, along with prominent world publishing leaders. The Bridge project is now a permanent event at the bi-annual Book Fair.

Deborah Harris is also a founding board member of The Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which works to promote the production of full-length Israeli and international feature films to be filmed on location in Jerusalem. In 2011 she was presented with the Friend of Jerusalem Award.