‘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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Debut novel ‘In The Palace of Flowers’ by Victoria Princewill to be published in 2019

At the Pontas Agency, we’re delighted to introduce a new writer: Victoria Princewill. British-born of Nigerian descent and educated at Oxford and University College London, Victoria Princewill has a BA in English and MA in Philosophy, and her work on race and contemporary culture has been published by the BBC, the Guardian, the Independent, the London Review of Books and n+1 magazine. She co-founded

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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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Debut novel ‘Rainbirds’ by Clarissa Goenawan to be published in 2018 by Soho Press

Clarissa Goenawan won the 2015 Bath Novel Award for her unpublished debut Rainbirds. New York-based Soho Press has just acquired World English rights with great excitement, for publication in the first semester of 2018. Amara Hoshijo, the acquiring editor at Soho Press, said: «From the first page of Rainbirds, Clarissa’s writing struck me not only beautifully literary and

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