As literary scouts at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, we read and evaluate a wide range of fiction, from important new literary voices to potential bestsellers, and nonfiction, from current affairs to memoirs to self-help, in addition to children’s and young adult literature. We utilize our strong relationships with literary agencies, all the major houses, university presses and independent publishers in searching for the right books for our selective clientele.

We proudly carry the distinction of being the first professional literary scouts. Sanford Greenburger began recommending American literature to his friends and colleagues in European publishing from the agency’s inception in the 1930s. Today, Greenburger Associates remains one of the major international scouting agencies in New York. Our clients include some of the most distinguished publishers in Europe and Latin America.



Driven by a global outlook and cross-cultural understanding, John has found the perfect place to engage his passions in literary scouting. Previous to his work at Greenburger Associates, John was an agent and foreign rights manager at the Bent Agency, assisted foreign and film scouts, and also taught middle and high school English and Drama in international American schools in Latin America. 

kirsten kim, scout

Following a successful career at a technology start-up, Kirsten made the jump to publishing in 2015. Since then, she has developed a broad range of experience in the industry as an agency assistant and then as an associate editor at Skyhorse Publishing. She joined Greenburger Associates in 2018 and started her adventure in the world of foreign scouting. When Kirsten is not knee-deep in a stack of books, she can be found watching the latest true crime documentary or trying to pet someone’s dog.

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Sophia first joined the Greenburger team as the scouting assistant in 2018. While working full time, she earned a Masters of Science in Publishing from New York University, specializing in foreign rights and working through several relevant internships and apprenticeships along the way. Now in the children's scouting role, Sophia works closely with clients and their wide-ranging lists, including picture books, middle-grade, and YA. She is a Diet Coke enthusiast and champion axe thrower.


alexander reubert, SCOUTing assistant

Alex joined Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in 2019 as a scouting assistant. Prior to the agency, he worked as a bookseller at WORD Bookstores and interned with New Directions and W.W. Norton & Company. Originally from Georgia, he now lives in Brooklyn where he enjoys walking through parks and going to delis.