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Charles Kim

Co-Founder, Third State Books; Asian American Book Club

Metro Region: New York

Member Since: 2023

Charles Kim has spent three decades moving forward the principles of authentic representation, equity, and narrative change in publishing. He previously served as Senior Editorial Agent at Serendipity Literary, the largest agency in the U.S. specializing in writers of color. He also served as Associate Publisher at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, where he oversaw the publication of over forty titles per year and established an award-winning, best-selling line of children’s books. Before MoMA, he was Editor in Chief at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, where he launched the Museum’s first publishing imprint and magazine. Charles lives in Harlem with his wife, Julia, daughter, Charlotte, and mini schnauzer, Eddie. Born in Seoul, he immigrated to America with his family at the age of seven.