Ann Tanenbaum has been in book publishing for over 50 years, working for Viking Press, Random House, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Doubleday International, and Newsweek Books. She’s held executive positions in marketing, editorial, and management. Her career highlights include editing Random House’s children’s history program, “The Landmark Series”, planning and escorting Norman and Molly Rockwell on the publicity tour for what became the best-selling Abrams book, Norman Rockwell: Artist and Illustrator. Ann published the first American book on Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Madame Prime Minister by Allan J. Mayer, at Newsweek.
In 1980, Ann established Tanenbaum International Publishing Services, an agenting and consulting practice that created alliances between art, illustrated, and reference book publishers worldwide. In 2000, Ann founded, with two partners, LTD Editions LLC, a visual book agenting and packaging company. In 2010, Ann folded LTD Editions into what is now Tanenbaum International Literary Agency. In addition to representing books on seasoned gallery artists and museums, the theatre, and children’s books, Ann has a commitment to nurturing projects on current affairs, politics, the environment, and history.
Ann serves on the board of The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women, the San Francisco Asian Art Museum and Colorado University Art Museum.
Kate Ellsworth joined Tanenbaum International after completing the Columbia Publishing Course (in its inaugural virtual year) and graduating from Kenyon College with her degree in English. She previously gained experience as an intern at Foundry Literary + Media, as well as working with literary publications on her college campus. Kate is interested in literary fiction, serious and narrative non-fiction, and memoir—especially works that blur the lines between personal narrative and a larger social/political history. She is drawn to lush, visceral prose and narratives driven by voice and character. However, she will read just about anything as long as the writing is clear, evocative, and engaging and the author’s passion for their project is evident.