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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Reading to travel, travelling to read

“Reading to travel, travelling to read” was the title of the conference that took place in Barcelona last November 4th, 5th and 6th, organised as one of the events of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 by Libraries of Barcelona, coordinated by Pontas and directed by me… The aim of this conference was to

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About the pictures…

Even if a little bit late, here are some images of my Frankfurt Book Fair 2008! Lucien Leitess and Ilonka Reintjens looking for new titles to include in their catalogues during a casual open air meeting on Tuesday October 13th! Lucien is one of my oldest friends in publishing and his publishing house Unionsverlag, based

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Ute Körner and Pat Kavanagh

I’m very impressed by the unexpected death of Ute Körner and Pat Kavanagh last week, almost the same day. Ute in Barcelona, Pat in London. Two great literary agents from the same generation. The generation I admire the most. They are, they were, our inspiration, they created a way, they showed us what a good

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New contacts and deals at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2008

The Frankfurt Book Fair is over. Five days full of meetings, face to face exchanges, new contacts and several deals! Pontas’ success this year has been the sale of translation rights to nine languages of The Violin of Auschwitz, by Catalan author Maria Àngels Anglada (1930-1999): Spanish (Destino), German (Luchterhand-Random House), Italian (Rizzoli), Dutch (De

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