November 21st, 2008


In the middle of Autumn, we keep concluding several deals that I want to share with everyone! We have sold World English rights of A Violin in Auschwitz by Catalan author Maria Àngels Anglada to Bantam Dell/Random House in New York! This was after we concluded the sale in Poland to Muza, following seven more deals I explained in a previous post last October.

We are very proud to represent Nuno Lobo Antunes (António Lobo Antunes’ brother) through his Portuguese publishing house (Verso da Kapa). And happy to tell that we have already sold Brazilian rights of  Sinto muito (So sorry) to Objetiva in Brazil and World Spanish rights to Aguilar/Santillana: a moving book of confessions dealing with the experiences of this prestigious neuroscientist in hospitals of New York and Lisboa.

And finally Eric Frattini will be publishing his next books in Italy within the Mauri Spagnol Group: two non-fiction titles in Ponte alle Grazie and a historical novel in Nord.

And of course I am very happy to announce that Buchet Chastel is going to publish Traces of Sandalwood in French!! This will raise the list of translations sold up to thirteen languages so far!

Besides these recent sales (of course this is just a summary that illustrates part of our work at the agency!), last week Flammarion published Noms sur le sable, becoming the fourth novel by Catalan author Lluís-Anton Baulenas published in France (all by Flammarion).

I do hope to have news about The Key of Smyrna soon, the first novel of Brazilian author Tatiana Salem Levy, whom we represent worldwide with a lot of enthusiasm! Several publishers around the world are now reading her work and we’re waiting for their comments and decisions!