David Kuhn has represented Amy Schumer’s #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Liaquat Ahamed’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, and Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon’s New York Times bestselling novel Memoirs and Misinformation, as well as books by New York Times columnist Charles Blow; Pulitzer prize-winner and National Book Award nominee Louis Menand; filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, director of Parasite; Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post critic Robin Givhan; comedian-writer-actresses Jessi Klein, Casey Wilson, and June Diane Raphael; New Yorker editor/writer Mary Norris; New York Times reporters Jeremy Peters and Vanessa Friedman and New York Times Editorial Board member Jesse Wegman; former New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff; performance artist Marina Abramovic; legal scholar and activist Kimberlé Crenshaw; journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault; Ms. magazine co-founder Letty Cottin Pogrebin; opera legend Jessye Norman; musician Mark Ronson; model/activist Emily Ratajkowski; lawyer and journalist Steven Brill; scholar and television producer Henry Louis Gates Jr.; fashion designers Isaac Mizrahi, Zac Posen, and Betsey Johnson; Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); former Congressman Steve Israel; actor and environmentalist Ted Danson; actress/activist Pamela Anderson; actor-writers Gabourey Sidibe, John Lithgow, Lili Taylor, Julianne Moore, Parker Posey, Gina Gershon, Griffin Dunne, and Rosie Perez; and institutions including New York magazine, The Women’s March, and The Wall Street Journal.
Kuhn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and worked for many years as a magazine editor. He was Senior Editor at Vanity Fair, Features Director at The New Yorker (where he also edited the “Talk of the Town” and “Shout & Murmurs” pages as well as a dozen of the magazine’s non-fiction Special Issues), and Editor in Chief at Brill’s Content. In 2002, he founded Kuhn Projects, which merged with Zachary Shuster Harmsworth in 2016 to form Aevitas.
Kuhn, based in New York, represents nonfiction books that will educate, entertain, and enlighten in the areas of memoir, current events, history, politics, culture, style, food, music, and entertainment.
Playing the Palace
Farrell Covington or the Limits of Style
Permission to Speak
Cookies & Milk
Untitled Lorne Michaels Biography
Shame of Thrones
Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents
A Killing in Costumes