‘Rainbirds’ by Clarissa Goenawan is out in English

Set in an imagined town outside Tokyo, Clarissa Goenawan’s dark, spellbinding literary debut Rainbirds follows a young man’s path to self-discovery in the wake of his sister’s murder. Rainbirds was published in March 2018 in English, original language, by Soho Press worldwide except in Singapore, where it was published by Math Paper Press. Translation rights have been sold

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The Pontas Agency stands for freedom and democracy

The Pontas Agency has been working since its very beginnings, more than twenty-five years ago, as a bridge between cultures, between languages, between writers from the five continents and its readers everywhere. Although we’re an international company representing authors living in 26 different countries around the world, our offices are based in Barcelona. For this

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“Afrofuturistic” novel ‘A Spy in Time’ by Imraan Coovadia: out in August 2018

South African author Imraan Coovadia’s new and awaited novel is an original dystopia set in a futuristic Johannesburg where white people have been a rarity for centuries. This is a timely novel, in equal parts entertaining and thought-provoking that will resonate with recent successes such as ‘Black Panther’ and in the mood of the new so-called “Afrofuturism”.

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Debut novel ‘In The Palace of Flowers’ by Victoria Princewill to be published in 2019

At the Pontas Agency, we’re delighted to introduce a new writer: Victoria Princewill. British-born of Nigerian descent and educated at Oxford and University College London, Victoria Princewill has a BA in English and MA in Philosophy, and her work on race and contemporary culture has been published by the BBC, the Guardian, the Independent, the London Review of Books and n+1 magazine. She co-founded

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Key feminist voice Minna Salami to be published by HarperCollins US and Zed Books in 2019

HarperCollins US and Zed Books have signed debut book by writer and speaker Minna Salami: Sensuous Knowledge: A Radical Black Feminist Approach for Everyone. Salami is the founder of the popular and influential feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, which connects feminism with contemporary culture from an Africa-centred perspective. Described as one of the key feminist voices of

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More books becoming films soon

At the Pontas Agency, we’re always very active in promoting the novels of the authors we represent within film and tv producers. We’re delighted to announce that several novels have recently been optioned worldwide: Rocking Horse Road, by New Zealander Carl Nixon is optioned by South Pacific Pictures Limited, the company who is also currently developing another

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As a bridge between Maori and British cultures, Jill Johnson’s debut novel ‘The Time Before The Time To Come’ will be published in 2018

We’re delighted to announce that Jill Johnson‘s debut novel, The Time Before The Time To Come, will be published in English in June 2018. The Time Before The Time To Come is a story within stories inspired by Jill’s part Maori heritage. Set between London and New Zealand and intertwining past and present, we follow

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