FIRST DEALS AND NEWS OF 2009

At the Pontas Agency we are celebrating the first deals of the year:   Alfonso Armada followed the two last months of Barack Obama’s campaign and wrote a very interesting blog that now will be published as a book by Ediciones del Viento in Spanish: El sueño americano. Cuaderno de viaje a la elección de

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MORE SUCCESSES FOR LLUÍS-ANTON BAULENAS

On Saturday December 20 there were good news for Catalan literature: Lluís-Anton Baulenas won the Sant Jordi Award, the most prestigious and best funded literary prize in the Catalan literary scene, for his latest novel El nas de Mussolini (The Nose of Mussolini), a historical novel set in 1920s.   El nas de Mussolini tells

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ABOUT ADAPTATIONS

Good news from the Pacific: the play Where We Once Belonged, adapted by Dave Armstrong from the novel by Samoan author Sia Figiel and produced by the Auckland Theatre Company won the “Absolutely Positively Outstanding New New Zealand Play of the Year” at the 2008 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards announced in Wellington on Saturday December

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THE SMILING MOON

Pimolporn Yutisri, managing director at Tuttle-Mori Agency in Bangkok, our co-agent for Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, sent us this amazing picture, taken in Bangkok on Monday December 1st: According to her, Venus and Jupiter orbited to be as the eyes and the Moon smiled. And it made everyone smile (*_*).   While the moon was

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THE EXPERIENCE OF TIME

Last Thursday November 20th I had a meeting at the Planeta building in Barcelona to introduce Josep Maria Esquirol, writer and philosopher, to his editors at Paidós (Carme Castells and Patricia Sánchez). His new book, The Breath of the Days, A Philosophical Reflection on the Experience of Time, will be published next March 2009 in

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MORE DEALS IN AUTUMN

In the middle of Autumn, we keep concluding several deals that I want to share with everyone! We have sold World English rights of A Violin in Auschwitz by Catalan author Maria Àngels Anglada to Bantam Dell/Random House in New York! This was after we concluded the sale in Poland to Muza, following seven more

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