‘As If Born To You’ by Susan Newham-Blake

At the Pontas Agency we’re delighted to introduce a debut author from South Africa: Susan Newham-Blake. Her first novel ‘As if Born To You’ is coming out in July 2019 with Umuzi, the fiction imprint of Penguin Random House South Africa. French rights have already been snapped by Éditions Marabout. When Anna Soler-Pont and Maria

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Pontas networking in New York

As every year, the Pontas Agency travels to New York to meet editors and scouts in their own offices. Maria Cardona was the one attending on behalf of the Pontas team. Maria also took the time to catch up with many Pontas authors who either live in New York or were passing by the big apple. There are more editors and

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Renato Cisneros across the media

At the Pontas Agency, we are happy to announce that Peruvian author Renato Cisneros is launching a new title for the first time simultaneously in print form with Alfaguara and as an audiobook with Storytel. Someday I Will Show You The Desert (Algún día te mostraré el desierto) was originally a project for the series

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Saskia Vogel’s ‘Permission’ tour

Saskia Vogel’s debut novel Permission is out in English, both in the US (Coach House Books) and in the UK (Dialogue Books, Little Brown), as well as in Swedish (Mondial) and in Spanish (Alpha Decay). In 2019 it will also be published in Italian (Safará) and French (Le serpent à plumes). Rights have been optioned

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May book haul

May 2019 is full of great novels coming out in several corners of the world. Masande Ntshanga‘s second and awaited novel Triangulum is out in South Africa with Umuzi/Penguin Random House, in North America with Two Dollar Radio and in the UK with Jacaranda. Following the critically acclaimed The Reactive, Masande’s new novel is a

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Forrest Gander wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2019!

Forrest Gander has just been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2019 for his latest collection, Be With, published by New Directions. Also longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry 2018, these elegiac poems were the subject of a rhapsodic article in the New Yorker. Poet, novelist, essayist and Spanish translator Forrest Gander has previously

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Pontas at the London Book Fair 2019

The London Book Fair 2019 took place from the 12th to the 14th of March at Olympia. This time Anna Soler-Pont, Maria Cardona and Madeleine Feeny had as many meetings as possible at the Pontas Agency table in the International Rights Center, but also in the corridors, stairs and lifts, as well as restaurants and

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Pontas networking in Paris

After the trip to Munich in January to visit several publishers, and continuing the Pontas Agency’s will to strengthen the personal and direct contacts while the world becomes more digital and technological, Anna Soler-Pont went to Paris the last days of February.   Many meetings took place inside the Editis building (above), on Place d’Italie.

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