2015: a year full of awards!

2015 is about to come to an end, and we couldn’t be prouder of our authors! Many great novels have been published within the year, and also many have been longlisted, shortlisted and won prizes worldwide. Here’s a small summary of the year: THE FISHERMEN by Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma has had an outstanding 2015, having

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Pontas authors have worldwide encounters

An agency in some ways is similar to a publishing house in which a ‘family’ of authors converges and interlinks, where interesting conversations between writers from different origins, cultures, languages and generations may take place. At the Pontas Agency, we really enjoy these connections: some are spontaneous, others we arrange to happen ─and most of the time they meet at

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African literature awarded everywhere

At Pontas, we are thrilled with the longlist for the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015. Out of nine authors, three are represented by Pontas Literary & Film Agency: ZP Dala (What About Meera), Chigozie Obioma (The Fishermen) and Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Tram83). The Etisalat Prize for Literature, launched in June 2013, is the first pan-African prize that is

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Chigozie Obioma’s debut novel, THE FISHERMEN, is shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2015!

The entire Pontas Agency’s team is happy to announce that The Fishermen, by Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma, is the only debut novel shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015! At 28, Chigozie Obioma is the youngest of this year’s shortlisted authors, the same age as 2013 winner Eleanor Catton.  Jessica Craig, who started representing Chigozie Obioma in

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Pontas at the Edinburgh Book Festival

Ten years ago, Jessica Craig attended her first Edinburgh Book Festival and out of all the years she has been since then, she feels this time was the best. It was the most international programme Edinburgh has ever presented and Director Nick Barley says it was also the most successful with record ticket and book

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