Literarische Agentur Michael Gaeb


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Michael Gaeb Literary Agency, a full-service agency based in Berlin, was founded in 2003. We represent German-writing and Latin-American authors. We are handling foreign rights and film representation worldwide for most of our authors as well as German representation for a selection of Italian, French and Hispanic publishers and agencies. As primary agents, we are engaged in every aspect of our authors’ careers, from the editorial work of developing a book proposal or editing a fiction or non-fiction manuscript to negotiating book deals, assisting with strategic career decisions and helping to promote the books once they are published. Our authors cover a broad spectrum of literary fiction, commercial fiction (thrillers and crime, women’s fiction and historical novels, as well as children’s fiction), popular and serious non-fiction (in the field of narrative non-fiction, philosophy, politics, current affairs, history and art).

Michael Gaeb
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Michael Gaeb

Michael Gaeb, born in 1973, studied Comparative Literature and Philosophy in Bonn, Toulouse, Edinburgh and Berlin. From 1999 to 2001 he worked for German and French publishing houses and agencies and was co-owner of a literary agency from 2001 to 2003. In 2003 he founded his own agency with its focus on German and Spanish-language literature. From 2003-2005 he was curator of the Berlin International Poetry Festival. In 2003 he was a Fellow of the Frankfurt Book Fair, and in 2007 a Fellow of the Jerusalem Book Fair.

Andrea Vogel
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Andrea Vogel

Andrea Vogel, born in 1986, studied Comparative Literature, Italian language and literature and Cultural Anthropology in Mainz and Perugia. After working in the press and editorial department at Kirchner Kommunikation, Verlag Klaus Wagenbach and Verlag diaphanes, she started working for Michael Gaeb Literary Agency in May 2014. She is primarily responsible for foreign rights, as well as the representation of Italian clients on the German market and film & television rights. Andrea was a Fellow at the Book Fairs in Turin (2015 and 2016), Milan (2017), Sharjah (2018 and 2019), Istanbul (2019) and at the film festival in Venice (2019).

Eva Semitzidou
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Eva Semitzidou

Eva Semitzidou, born in 1980, studied French and Spanish literature as well as theatre, movie and media science. She also completed a degree in book and media practice in Frankfurt and Lyon. Since 2008, she works at the Michael Gaeb Literary Agency. She is a primary agent in the fields of German literary and commercial fiction as well as fiction for children and young adults. Eva is also responsible for the French clients on the German-language market.

Elisabeth Botros
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Elisabeth Botros

Born in 1989, studied Creative Writing, Philosophy and Comparative Literature in Hildesheim, Kathmandu and Berlin. Since the beginning of 2014, she has been working for Michael Gaeb Literary Agency, where she works as a primary agent in the fields of literary and commercial fiction, as well as non-fiction of lately. Currently, she is teaching a recurring seminar on the work of literary agencies at the Free University of Berlin at the institute of Applied Literary Studies.

Bettina Wißmann
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Bettina Wißmann

Born in 1974, she learned about the publishing branch during her law studies, interning at Bettina Schrewe Literary Scouting (New York), in the foreign rights department of Perseus Books Group (Boston), and at former Eichborn Berlin Verlag. After receiving her law degree, she worked in the management of two major theaters in Berlin, before joining the team of Michael Gaeb Literary Agency in 2014. She is responsible for contracts and legal issues.