Jeff Kleinman

Jeff Kleinman

Agent | Folio Literary Management

Jeff Kleinman is a literary agent, intellectual property attorney, and founding partner of Folio Literary Management, LLC, a full-service literary agency located in the historic Film Center Building in Manhattan. Our agents work with some of the most exciting talent in the business, representing bestsellers, thought leaders, celebrities, and award-winners across every genre. In addition to our commitment to contemporary voices, Folio is the custodian of Harold Ober Associates, one of the most storied literary agencies in the world; Folio is dedicated to bringing its legacy into the future. Ober represented some of the most iconic voices of the 20th century, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chinua Achebe, William Faulkner, J.D. Salinger, Langston Hughes, Lois Lowry, Pearl S. Buck, and Dylan Thomas, among many others.

Jeff is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (J.D.), the University of Chicago (M.A., Italian), and the University of Virginia (B.A. with High Distinction in English).  As an agent, Jeff feels privileged to have the chance to learn an incredibly variety of new subjects, meet an extraordinary range of people, and feel, at the end of the day, that he’s helped to build something – a wonderful book, perhaps, or an author’s career.  His authors include the New York Times bestsellers The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein), The Eighty Dollar Champion (Elizabeth Letts), The Snow Child (a Pulitzer finalist; Eowyn Ivey), Widow of the South (Robert Hicks), and Mockingbird (Charles Shields), to name a few.

Stop Counting Your Followers: How to Build a Platform with Meaningful Connections

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We live in a world where you can pitch a book to an agent on Twitter, tune in to a bookstore reading on Facebook Live, see a bestselling author’s wonderfully cluttered writing desk on Instagram, and so much more. You can use social media to your advantage at every stage in your career, but that […]


What’s the Big Deal?: Advances, Auctions, Contracts and More–Everything You Need to Know about Book Deals

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Writers spend so much time working toward a book deal that when the opportunity finally presents itself, they often forget (or perhaps, caught up in the excitement, would rather ignore) the fact that there is room to negotiate. If you have a great literary agent, he or she will remind you to take a deep […]