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foreign rights agent :
Marleen Seegers
2 Seas Agency

With offices on both sides of the Atlantic, 2 Seas Agency represents foreign rights on behalf of an exciting variety of publishers, literary agents and a select number of authors.

Our clients include French publishers Allary Editions, Editions de la Martinière Littérature, and Le Livre de Poche-Préludes Editions (Hachette Livre), North American publishers and agents OR Books, Kleinworks Agency, Ideapress Publishing and The Rights Factory, and Dutch publishers De Geus, Meulenhoff-Boekerij and Nieuw Amsterdam.

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years experience: 10
"Once again, your work amazes me. Everything about it. The quality of your website, your submissions, your way of communicating, the angles with which you approach literature as well as your commercial sense. Finally, a breath of fresh air among our old methods! Congratulations to you." ~ Zéline Guéna, Literary Scout, France

"We adore your fresh and energetic way to sell rights!" ~ Iina Tikanoja, Acquiring Editor Foreign Fiction, Gummerus Publishers, Finland

"I’m so impressed by the way you present your titles – you really are the consummate professional and I admire your energy!" ~ Lucy Abrahams, Literary Scout, UK

"Your monthly newsletters are extremely interesting. Keep sending it to us because it includes some valuable news items and insights on the publishing scene in other countries." ~ Moshe Triwaks, Publisher, Matar Publishing, Israel

"Marleen is a wonderful foreign rights agent. She is kind, punctual, communicative, hard working and very good at what she does. I am lucky to work with her!" ~ Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman, Psychologist, Relationship Coach and Author of WHEN MARS WOMEN DATE, New York, NY, USA

- Thomas Piketty, WHY SAVE THE BANKERS? And Other Essays on Our Economic & Political Crisis: North American rights to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Audio rights to Audible, in a pre-empt; Dutch rights to De Bezige Bij; Swedish rights to Volante; Finnish rights to Minerva.

- LA-Times Book Award winner Riad Sattouf, THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE series: North American rights to Metropolitan/Henry Holt, in a pre-empt; UK & BC rights to Two Roads/John Murray Press; German rights to Knaus/Randomhouse, at auction; Spanish & Catalan rights to Salamandra, at auction; Italian rights to Rizzoli-Lizard, at auction; Dutch rights to De Geus, at auction; Brazilian Portuguese rights to Intrinseca, at auction; Portuguese rights to Teorema; Korean rights to Humanist, at auction; Norwegian rights to Minuskel; Swedish & Danish rights to Cobolt, at auction; Finnish rights to WSOY, at auction; Croatian rights to Fibra; Slovenian rights to Literatura.

- Hendrik Groen, THE SECRET DIARY OF HENDRIK GROEN, 83 1/4 YEARS OLD: North American rights to Grand Central, at auction; UK & BC rights to Michael Joseph/PRH, at auction; Italian rights to Longanesi, in a pre-empt; German rights to Piper, in a pre-empt; Spanish rights to Roca, in a pre-empt; French rights to Presses de la Cité, in a pre-empt; Catalan rights to Ara Llibres; Greek rights to Patakis; Swedish rights to Wahlström & Widstrand, at auction; Korean rights to Moonhak Soochup, at auction; Finnish rights to Gummerus; Brazilian Portuguese rights to Planeta Brasil; Portuguese rights to Jacaranda, at auction; Serbian rights to Dereta; Polish rights to Albatros, at auction; Lithuanian rights to Alma Littera; Slovenian rights to Mladinska Knjiga, at auction; Norwegian rights to Vigmostad & Bjørke, at auction; Icelandic rights to Bjartur, at auction; Hungarian rights to Libri, at auction; Turkish rights to Can, at auction; Chinese simplified rights to Thinkingdom; Estonian rights to Eesti Raamat; Danish rights to People’s Press, in a pre-empt; Bulgarian rights to Bard, at auction; World Arabic rights to Al Kotob Khan, in a pre-empt; Romanian rights to Art, at auction; Chinese complex rights to Commonwealth Publishing; Bosnian rights to Šahinpasic.

As of 5 NOVEMBER 2016:

Groen, Hendrik, Attempts to Make Something of Life (Pogingen iets van het leven te maken): Lithuania (Alma Littera)
Sattouf, Riad, The Arab of the Future (L’Arabe du futur) (Volumes 4 and 5): World English (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2-book deal)


Abitbol, Jean, The Power of the Voice (Le pouvoir de la voix): Taiwan (Motifpress), Greece (Enalios)
Bériot, Louis, Coffee with Voltaire: Conversations with the Greatest Minds of His Time (Un café avec Voltaire. Conversations avec les grands esprits de son temps): Brazil (Autêntica)
Bhargava, Rohit, Think Different. An Innovator’s Guide to the Future: China (CITIC)
Groen, Hendrik, Attempts to Make Something of Life (Pogingen iets van het leven te maken): Ukraine (Hemiro)
Marsons, Angela, Silent Scream: Iceland (N29)
Pépin, Charles, The Virtues of Failure (Les vertus de l’échec): Germany (Carl Hanser), Italy (Garzanti, in a pre-empt), Romania (Niculescu)
Sattouf, Riad, The Arab of the Future vol. 3 (L’Arabe du futur vol. 3): Finland (WSOY)
Sattouf, Riad, The Arab of the Future (L’Arabe du futur) (Volumes 3 and 4): Brazil (Intrinseca, 2 book-deal)
Thierry Noël, Pablo Escobar (Pablo Escobar. Trafiquant de cocaïne): Finland (Art House Oy)
Whitney, Joel, Finks. How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers: France (Actes Sud)


Abitbol, Jean, The Power of The Voice (Le pouvoir de la voix): Russia (Azbooka Atticus)
Ackerman, Angela & Puglisi, Becca, The Emotion Thesaurus: China (Thinkingdom)
Altucher, James, The Rich Employee: Brazil (Primavera Editorial)
Bryndza, Robert, The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker: Denmark (Politikens)
Gerritsen, Esther, Brother (Broer): France (Albin Michel)
Groen, Hendrik, Attempts to Make Something of Life (Pogingen iets van het leven te maken): Croatia (Mozaik Knjiga)
Groen, Hendrik, As Long As There Is Life (Zolang er leven is): France (Presses de la Cité)
Marsons, Angela , Silent Scream and Evil Games: Sweden (Bokförlaget Lind & Co AB)
Musso, Guillaume, Brooklyn Girl (La Fille de Brooklyn): The Netherlands (A.W. Bruna)
Norris, Dan, The 7 Day Startup. You Don’t Learn Until You Launch: Serbia (Kova?nica pri?a)
Ricard, Matthieu; André, Christophe; Jollien, Alexandre, Three Friends in Search of Wisdom (Trois amis en quête de sagesse): USA (Sounds True, WEL)
Sattouf, Riad, The Arab of the Future vol. 2 (L’Arabe du futur vol. 2): Poland (Kultura Gniewu)
Uras, Michaël, Take Two Chapters and Call Me in the Morning (Aux petits mots les grands remèdes): China (Beijing Xiron Books, at auction)
Verbeke Annelies, Thirty Days: France (Fleuve Editions, in a pre-empt)

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For a list of our sub-agents please consult
Marleen Seegers, Co-Founder & CEO
Chrysothemis Armefti, Junior Agent