Ken is President of Ken Sherman & Associates, a Los Angeles based literary agency The company was established in 1989, and handles  book, film, television, and stage writers as well as selling film, television and stage rights for  books and life-rights.

An agent for more than twenty years, Ken has accumulated an impressive list of clients, present and past including a few estates, with notable names such as David Guterson, Anne Perry, Franz  Kafka, Willa Cather, John Updike, Starhawk, and Eleanor Roosevelt. He has taught and lectured  extensively at venues including UCLA, USC, Loyola Marymount University, both in New Orleans and Los Angeles, The Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference, the American Film Institute,  The San Francisco Writers Conference, The Maui Writers Conference, The Kauai Writers  Conference, The University of Oklahoma, The Santa Fe Writers Conference, The La Jolla Writers Conference, The Novelists, Inc. Conference in San Diego, The Chautauqua Institute, The  Aspen Institute, the Aspen Summers Words Writers Conference, and The Eugene International Film Festival where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award.


We are looking for manuscripts that have an eye towards complexity but resonance. Many different genres are considered, as long as they are penned with a thoughtful mind.


Anne Perry
David Guterson
John Updike

Specializes In

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Crime, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Short Story Collections, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Narrative, Politics, Psychology, Self-Help, Spirituality, Sports, Travel, True Crime


FICTION: Romance, Science Fiction

NONFICTION: Health & Fitness, Memoir, Military/War, Multi-Cultural, Music, Nature/Ecology, Religion