“All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.”

Jean-Paul Sartre’s words might be a motto for Greenburger Associates. Founded in 1932 by Sanford J. Greenburger, the agency initially specialized in representing European writers and publishers in the United States and internationally.

Sanford Greenburger, together with his wife, Ingrid, pioneered editorial scouting, creating a business advising European publishers as to which American writers to translate and publish. Among the agency’s earliest clients were Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Franz Kafka, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The current era for Greenburger Associates began in 1972, when the agency was converted into an agents’ collaborative. Among the agency’s current clients are writers of fiction, non-fiction, genre books, and original ebooks, authors and artists of children’s books, and a small number of poets and essayists.

Celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of its founding in 2022, Greenburger Associates is well-positioned for the future.