‘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 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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Pontas networking in Munich

At Pontas we always say that the more digital and technological we become, the more important face to face meetings are. That’s why almost every month someone from the Pontas team is “on the road” to meet publishers, film producers and authors wherever they are. During book fairs and film markets or in between, when everybody has

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Pontas’ catching up in New York

As every year, Pontas travels to New York to meet editors and scouts in their own offices and take the pulse of the publishing industry. This year, Maria Cardona was the one attending on behalf of the Pontas team. There are more editors and imprints in the US eager to acquire international fiction, both in English and in translation. In

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Pontas in New York and at BEA

Jessica Craig recently traveled to New York for her first office meetings with US editors since starting with Pontas last September. Her days were full of meetings at some of the major publishing houses: Penguin Random House, Little, Brown, and HarperCollins. There are more editors and imprints in the US eager to acquire new fiction than

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Pontas at the Jaipur Literary Festival 2015

From January 19-24th , 2015 Marina Penalva attended the Jaipur Literary Festival, the largest of its kind in the world. Janice Pariat, one of Indian’s distinguished young literary talents (Crossword Book Award for Fiction 2014) and a voice that the Pontas Agency is honored to represent, had been invited to participate in several events. Her

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