‘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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‘Rainbirds’ by Clarissa Goenawan is out in English

Set in an imagined town outside Tokyo, Clarissa Goenawan’s dark, spellbinding literary debut Rainbirds follows a young man’s path to self-discovery in the wake of his sister’s murder. Rainbirds was published in March 2018 in English, original language, by Soho Press worldwide except in Singapore, where it was published by Math Paper Press. Translation rights have been sold

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Sean Rabin: the new exciting literary voice from Tasmania

Recently shortlisted for the prominent Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2016, Sean Rabin’s debut novel Wood Green was published in Australia in June 2016 among great reviews and success with the award-winning independent publisher Giramondo —with a second edition already on the way! It’s also coming out in the UK at the end of September with the new

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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Clarissa Goenawan won the 2015 Bath Novel Award for her unpublished debut Rainbirds.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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Sandstone Press acquires literary debut ‘The Solitary Woman of Shakespeare’ by James Terry

New Mexico-born, Liverpool-based author James Terry and his unusual, playful and smart debut novel The Solitary Woman of Shakespeare, a meta-literary story of a mail-order bride and her ‘adventures’ in a man-only town out in ‘The Territory’, packed with Shakespearean references, has been acquired by the Scottish independent publishing house Sandstone Press. Sandstone Press have acquired

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