Barbara J Zitwer is an international literary agent, representing Booker Prize winner Han Kang, Man Asian Prize winner Kyoung sook-Shin, Bandi, and many other Korean writers. She is the recipient of the 2016 International Literary Agent of the Year Award. She also represents Raif Bawadi and Ensaf Haidar, Farida Khalaf, Masoud Aquil, Patience Ibrahim and many others. Her novels include The JM Barrie Ladies Swimming Society and When the Sea Belonged to Us. She lives in New York.