Pontas at Goteborg Book Fair 2015

This year Milena Busquets, Sara Lövestam and new Pontas author Carmen Bugan were presenting their books to large audiences at the Goteborg Bokmässan. Marc de Gouvenain and Marina Penalva were there to accompany them and to meet with international editors at the busy Rights Centre. They also met with new Pontas author Lisa Hågensen, whose

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Sandstone Press acquires literary debut ‘The Solitary Woman of Shakespeare’ by James Terry

New Mexico-born, Liverpool-based author James Terry and his unusual, playful and smart debut novel The Solitary Woman of Shakespeare, a meta-literary story of a mail-order bride and her ‘adventures’ in a man-only town out in ‘The Territory’, packed with Shakespearean references, has been acquired by the Scottish independent publishing house Sandstone Press. Sandstone Press have acquired

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Chigozie Obioma’s debut novel, THE FISHERMEN, is shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2015!

The entire Pontas Agency’s team is happy to announce that The Fishermen, by Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma, is the only debut novel shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015! At 28, Chigozie Obioma is the youngest of this year’s shortlisted authors, the same age as 2013 winner Eleanor Catton.  Jessica Craig, who started representing Chigozie Obioma in

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Pontas at the Edinburgh Book Festival

Ten years ago, Jessica Craig attended her first Edinburgh Book Festival and out of all the years she has been since then, she feels this time was the best. It was the most international programme Edinburgh has ever presented and Director Nick Barley says it was also the most successful with record ticket and book

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South African author ZP Dala joins Pontas

It’s the first day of September and we are delighted to welcome a new author to the Pontas Agency catalogue! It’s South African author ZP Dala, who has just published her debut novel in English, What About Meera, with Umuzi/Penguin Random House South Africa (English language outside South Africa and all translation and adaptation rights are available). Born

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