About Kelly Falconer
Prior to founding the agency, Kelly Falconer was an editor of fiction and non-fiction, working in-house and as a freelancer for publishers including Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Virgin Books, Constable & Robinson and Granta Magazine, as well as for agents and for a prominent literary scout. In 2012 she was the literary editor of the Asia Literary Review, and has contributed to the Financial Times (FT), the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) and the Spectator.
Her interest in Asia was sparked by her kindergarten art teacher, who married a Korean artist and introduced her to a world of sliding rice-paper screens and the use of slippers for indoors as a matter of course. At six she learned how to use chopsticks from her Vietnamese school friend, Agnes Than, whose family had fled their war-ravaged country. Before her career in publishing, Kelly spent a few years working as a cryptologic linguist, specialising in the Korean language.
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