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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South African author ZP Dala joins Pontas

It’s the first day of September and we are delighted to welcome a new author to the Pontas Agency catalogue! It’s South African author ZP Dala, who has just published her debut novel in English, What About Meera, with Umuzi/Penguin Random House South Africa (English language outside South Africa and all translation and adaptation rights are available). Born

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