Kate Burke

Genres: Agent | Local & Irish Writers | Professional Development

Kate Burke was born in Dublin but grew up in Brussels. She joined Blake Friedmann as Senior Agent in January 2019, and was previously at Northbank Talent Management for six years where she worked with many award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling authors.

Before becoming an agent, Kate was an editor at Headline and HarperCollins, and an editorial director at Penguin Random House. After ten years of publishing fiction, she moved to the agency side to pursue her passion for discovering new writers. She still loves to edit and works very closely with her clients on all aspects of their writing and publishing. Her clients include Will Dean, Will Carver, Dani Atkins, Paul Finch, Mary Torjussen, Kate Thompson and Allie Reynolds.

Kate is open to submissions from authors anywhere in the world and is particularly looking for literary and commercial fiction in all genres (except science fiction and fantasy).

Arts Council - funding literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel