A Premier literary agency specializing in the international and domestic representation of both fiction and non-fiction literary works.

About the Agency

Founded in 1993, Baror International is a premier full service literary agency and one of the first of its kind specializing in the international and domestic representation of literary works in both fiction and non-fiction ranging in genre including commercial fiction, literary, historical, suspense, thrillers, narrative, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, middle grade and more. Our 300+ clients are published in over 40 languages and include bestsellers, award winners, and up-and-coming talent. Our authors’ work is regularly adapted for television and film as we work in conjunction with film agents. 

At Baror International we maintain the tenet that a great story always sells and that the one constant across millennia and civilizations – is storytelling. Our mission is to bring our authors’ words to as broad and diverse an audience as possible while maintaining quality and growing the brand and reputation of our clients. We are committed to developing our authors’ careers on an individual basis – managing their literary works as a whole and providing the services necessary to flourish on every level.

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​President & CEO

Danny Baror

Danny Baror is a pioneer in foreign rights representation having begun in 1983, seeing an opportunity to grow an underserved area of publishing. Danny has watched as foreign rights grew from a few tables in a corner of the Frankfurt Book Fair to sprawling 500 agency fair epicenters. It is this long and storied history that allows Danny to fully understand the intricacies of 30+ international markets where his clients reap the reward of decades of relationship building and knowledge.

Danny works directly with publishers worldwide enabling close contact and a personal relationship with editors throughout the globe. This approach creates a unified submission and publication process. His work ethic, aggressiveness, and won’t-take-no-for-an-answer attitude is unparalleled. He gets books into the hands of foreign editors; follows up these submissions tenaciously; creates buzz and excitement for his clients; and negotiates with a fervor that speaks to his limitless dedication.

Senior ​Literary Agent

Heather Baror-Shapiro

Heather began her publishing career in magazines eventually trading in one-day deadlines for long-lead publications with her transition to agenting. Heather joined Baror International in 2008, initially focusing on young adult fiction and quickly broadening her representation to adult fiction and non-fiction with a client roster now covering all ages and genres. It is this full range of literature that most excites Heather with each project carrying its own possibilities to reach different corners of the globe.

Heather’s approach to foreign representation offers each client a dedicated submission, tailored to their unique work. Heather has sold her clients’ work into 40+ languages across more than 100 territories achieving global bestsellers working with top tier publishers.