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What People Are Saying About Katie Kurtzman…

“Katie Kurtzman is simply the best of the best. As my publicist at the New York publishing house Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, she managed, through hard work, enthusiasm, and incredible charm, to get my book an airing on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and then a surprise appearance on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers list. I owe a lot of my book’s success to Katie. She is a stellar professional. Ask for her. You’ll be glad you did.”

— Sandeep Jauhar, New York Times bestselling author of Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician and Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation

“I first met Katie when she put Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be? in my hands, a book I loved and reviewed for Marie Claire. I have since worked with Katie on a number of projects from my role as a book reviewer to book festival director. From my reviewer hat: I’ve always appreciated Katie’s attentiveness to my personal taste and her ability to get me excited about a book I might not normally pick up. From my festival director hat: Katie is great at pitching books and authors creatively so that it’s easy to envision the various ways that author/book might fit into a panel and/or discussion.”

— Steph Opitz, former Texas Book Festival Literary Director and Marie Claire books reviewer

“Katie Kurtzman is among the most professional, passionate, and talented publicists I’ve had the pleasure of working with in my fifteen plus years in the publishing industry. She has a way of making each client feel utterly valued and respected while juggling an impressive number of responsibilities. Beyond being a gifted publicist, she a kind, warm, and wise human being, and just good company. Once you get to know her, you will love her; once you get to work with her, you will wonder how you ever lived without her.”

— Kendra Levin, Executive Editor, Penguin

“Having routinely heard horror stories about publicists who ignored emails, prioritized big-ticket writers, and generally made fellow debut authors feel like teeny fish in a sea of sharks, I was utterly unprepared for the ebullient Katie Kurtzman, who made the experience of launching my first book into the world an unprecedented pleasure. Katie never failed to make me feel as though my novel was her first priority, from sending me multiple daily emails to punctuating said emails with a flurry of enthusiastic exclamation points to (yep) hand-making personalized gifts crafted from various reviews in order to celebrate the book’s launch. She was a consistently bright, sunny, thoughtful, and overwhelmingly positive force in the entire process; I can’t imagine having to publish my next book without her!”

— Aria Beth Sloss, author of Autobiography of Us

“Katie Kurtzman is a wonderful publicist; intelligent, connected and engaged, she promoted my book with great style. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”

— Thea Goodman, author of The Sunshine When She’s Gone