SEBES & BISSELING

The Sebes & Bisseling Team

Our team consists of full time dedicated literary agents and colleagues with a proven track record in the international publishing industry. We are passionate about what we do and the clients we represent.

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Paul
Sebes

Paul Sebes established the agency in 1998. He represents European authors worldwide, and US and UK authors in Northern Europe. As of 2021, he leads the Sebes & Bisseling Scandinavia and UK offices.

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Willem
Bisseling

Willem Bisseling has been working at the agency since 2006 and is co-owner since 2016. He represents dozens of Dutch authors and American agents and publishers in The Netherlands and Scandinavia.

Vere
bank

Vere Bank has been working as an assistant agent at Sebes & Bisseling since 2022. She supports Lester George Hekking and concerns herself mainly with British and American childrens-, youth- and YA-books. Additionally she is involved in contract administration. She studied English Language and Culture at the University of Leiden and got her masters degree in Publishing/editing at the University of Amsterdam. 

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Christiaan
Boesenach

Christiaan Boesenach has been working at the agency since 2017. He represents Dutch authors and clients from the UK, US and Scandinavia. He studied Dutch Language and Culture and Philosophy and obtained a master’s degree in Publishing/editing.

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Rita
van Elst

Rita van Elst has been working at the agency since 2010. She is responsible for the accounting and the royalty administration.

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Lester George
Hekking

Lester George Hekking joined the team in 2009 and is the agency’s vice president. He is responsible for all picture books, middle-grade and YA books from the US and the UK. He also supervises the agency’s contract administration.










Camilla
henneman

Camilla Henneman joined the agency in 2022, assisting the London, Scandinavia and Amsterdam offices. She obtained a BA in Liberal Arts at King’s College London and studied Publishing/editing at the University of Amsterdam.

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Dave
De Jong

Dave de Jong joined the agency in 2021 to assist the accounting and royalty administration. He later also joined the contracting team for Sebes & Bisseling and Sebes & Bisseling Scandinavia. 

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Rik
kleuver

Rik Kleuver joined the agency in 2016. He represents European authors and US and UK clients in Northern Europe. He’s open to submissions in practically every non-fiction genre, and literary fiction.

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Jeanine
Langenberg

Jeanine Langenberg started her career at Sebes & Bisseling in 2008. She focuses on the representation of American, Australian and Canadian agents and publishers in the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

Marit
versantvoort

Marit Versantvoort started at the agency as an intern in 2021, and since 2022 she works at Sebes & Bisseling as junior agent. She concerns herself with Dutch and international authors and is involved with contract administration. Marit studied European studies and obtained a masters degree in Publishing/ editing, both at the University of Amsterdam.