Pontas at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

The Frankfurt Book Fair represents the climax of the publishing calendar and the most essential gathering place where projects that we have been working on all year round materialize. It is an unmissable event for literary agents, scouts and publishers and for everyone who wants to be involved in the stories and pitches that will

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Pontas at the Göteborg Book Fair 2017

The Göteborg Book Fair in 2017 was rather special for the Pontas Agency. After attending this fair for many years in a row, an author represented by the agency —Eka Kurniawan— was the “face” of the prestigious seminar program for this year’s fair; and three other authors from the agency were also in attendance: Sara Lövestam, Saskia Vogel and Lisa

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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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Catalan literature to the world

In September 2017, the Catalan Book Fair (La setmana del llibre en català) and the Institut Ramon Llull Fellowship are taking place in Barcelona during the same week for the first time, and it is a great opportunity for international editors to witness and learn more about contemporary Catalan literature. At the Pontas Agency, we’re proud to represent some writers

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We don’t want to be afraid

Barcelona is our home, the home of the Pontas team. And “Les Rambles” are a part of our lives. We have all bought flowers, walked up and down to the sea, run to a meeting or just enjoyed it with friends, clients or relatives visiting from abroad. Since August 17th, 2017, Barcelona is crying. But

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Pontas’ catching up in New York

As every year, Pontas travels to New York to meet editors and scouts in their own offices and take the pulse of the publishing industry. This year, Maria Cardona was the one attending on behalf of the Pontas team. There are more editors and imprints in the US eager to acquire international fiction, both in English and in translation. In

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