While the Pontas team takes a deserved break and we’re away on our Summer holidays, many of the authors we represent are fully focused in their works in progress in different places around the world. It would be too long to mention all of them, but here are some examples.
Several international publishers and thousands of readers are waiting for Susan Abulhawa ’s next novel after the great success of her literary debut Mornings in Jenin. The only thing we keep saying is that Susan is working, that we´ve read some pages and really like the title (which is somewhere hidden in the image here below). While our new Swedish client, Terese Cristiansson, is transforming into fiction some of her experiences as a journalist and the stories she has come across after having lived for three years in Afghanistan and being the correspondent in Africa (she is now based in Nairobi) for some media.
Fiston Mwanza and Janice Pariat are two very different writers but they have in common (besides sharing agency) that they will send us the final version of their manuscripts ready for submissions in September. We´ve read their novels at an earlier stage and we´re convinced that both of them will have novels in good shape by then!
Olivier Truc (who lives in Stockholm) has spent some holidays in Southern France and Marc de Gouvenain had the chance to meet him and see him working hard in his second novel, to be a sequel of his multi-awarded Le dernier lapon. Here below two photos taken by Marc in Uzès.