I’m Danielle Bukowski, an associate agent and foreign rights manager at Sterling Lord Literistic. I’m looking for literary fiction, smart bookclub fiction, upmarket fiction, and select nonfiction. Particularly, I want to hear from underrepresented and marginalized voices. My favorite novels balance a unique hook and well-paced plot with strong writing and a distinctive voice; are entertaining and thought-provoking; have a strong sense of place; are stylistically bold; speak to our current moment or are set in a historical moment that resonates with our own.
My favorite nonfiction books expand my view of the world; provide an unconventional perspective on a conventional topic; are rigorously reported and researched; weave in personal interest; read like a novel.
If some of the above describes your book, I’d love to read it.
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Joseph Han was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. His debut novel, NUCLEAR FAMILY, is forthcoming Spring 2022 with Counterpoint Press. Currently, he is an Editor for the West region of Joyland Magazine.
His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Pleiades Magazine, Nat.Brut, Platypus Press Shorts, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. A recipient of a Kundiman Fellowship in Fiction, he received a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he taught Asian American literature, fiction workshops, and composition.
About a Korean family whose plate lunch business in Hawai'i faces backlash after their eldest son attempts to run across the Korean Demilitarized Zone, not knowing he's been possessed by his wily grandfather's ghost, while their stoner daughter continues to unwind and cope; exploring how war haunts the present through legacies of division, occupation, and hopes for reunification