‘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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Rafel Nadal wins the Ramon Llull Award 2019

At the Pontas Agency, we’re excited to announce that Rafel Nadal is 2019’s winner of the most prestigious literary award in Catalan language, the Ramon Llull, with a novel titled El fill de l’italià (The Italian’s Son). Rafel Nadal is a journalist and Catalan writer. He is the author of several bestselling novels such as La maledicció dels Palmisano (Columna,

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First publications of 2019

The entire Pontas team wishes a very happy and literary year 2019 to everyone from Barcelona! 2019 has started and books are reaching bookshops and shelves all over again. Two novels have been published the first week of January 2019: Oh My Gods, the YA debut novel by Alexandra Sheppard at Scholastic UK; and Shadows

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