Pontas in New York

As every year, the Pontas Agency travels to New York to meet editors and scouts in their own offices. 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 three days of meetings, Maria met with more than

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‘Please Read This Leaflet Carefully’: Karen Havelin’s debut novel out in 2019

Norwegian writer and translator Karen Havelin’s debut novel Please Read This Leaflet Carefully has sold to two ambitious new independent publishers: Dottir Press (New York City) and Dead Ink (Liverpool). Karen Havelin’s Norwegian publisher will be Cappelen Damm. Karen Havelin’s novel is inspired by her personal experience as an MFA fiction student at Columbia University

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Sant Jordi 2018: International Book’s Day and Martí Gironell’s novel is the most sold in Catalan

For book-lovers, every April 23rd, known as Sant Jordi’s Day, is an amazing experience in Barcelona. This year, the city was, once again, completely taken over by books, authors, readers and roses. The sun shone to the relief of publishers and booksellers, and writers signed their books for all those who queued to get the signature of their favourite

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‘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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