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agent : maria@pontas-agency.com
Maria Cardona Serra
Pontas Literary & Film Agency
Seneca 31, Barcelona, ES
0034932182212
http://www.pontas-agency.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PontasAgency
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Founded in 1992 by Anna Soler-Pont, Pontas is a literary and film agency representing internationally a wide range of authors from all over the world. Pontas is also a film production company developing projects both for cinema and television.

The Pontas team is a dynamic and creative group of people mainly based in its Barcelona office. All together we can read and write in ten languages and our aim is to provide best service to our clients, as well as to produce quality films adapted from literature.

Pontas attends more than ten events annually between book fairs and film markets. At some of them, such as the Frankfurt Book Fair, we have been present every year since 1992 without exception.


years experience: 26
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction
LEADING CLIENTS
Dolores Redondo, Minna Salami, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Federico Axat, John J. Healey, Federico Moccia, Sara Lövestam, Melba Escobar, Daniela Tully, Clarissa Goenawan, Sasia Vögel, Jorge Zepeda Patterson, Kopano Matlwa, Martí Gironell, etc.
http://www.pontas-agency.com/authors/
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
También esto pasará, by Milena Busquets (one of the hottest novels at The Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 with sales to 30 international publishers in one month of submissions).

The Fishermen, by Chigozie Obioma (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Award 2015 and sold to 25 international publishers).

Rainbirds, by Clarissa Goenawan (Bath Novel Award Winner 2015, sold to 12 international publishers).

House of Beauty by Colombian author Melba Escobar sold to 18 international publishers.

La última salida (Kill The Next One) by Federico Axat (sold to 34 international publishers, film rights sold to a Hollywood producer).

Mornings in Jenin, by Susan Abulhawa (sold to 23 international publishers)

The 100-year-old man who climbed out of a window and disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson (millions of copies sold worldwide and film rights sold)

The Baztan Trilogy by Dolores Redondo (sold to 35 international publishers and film rights sold), over 1.5 million copies sold in Spanish language alone.

Todo esto te daré (All this I Will Give You) by Dolores Redondo won the Premio Planeta, the most important literary award in Spanish language around the world, 300.000 copies sold in the first three months.

MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah, out in 2018 with Cassava Republic, sold to Other Press in the US, 4 translation deals closed.

Sensuous Knowledge, by Minna Salami (msafropolitan.com), to be published by Zed Books and HarperCollins in 2019.

The Marriage Clock by Zara Raheem to William Morrow for publication in 2019.

The Black Jersey by Jorge Zepeda, sold to 10 international publishers, including Random House in the US.

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
Gray Tan, The Grayhawk Agency, for Complex & Simplified Chinese, grayhawk@grayhawk-agency.com.
KEY PERSONNEL
Anna Soler-Pont, Founder & Director, anna@pontas-agency.com
Maria Cardona, Literary Agent, maria@pontas-agency.com
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
At this moment in time, we are only looking for works of adult fiction written in English and French. Please defer to send any materials that do not match this requirement.

All submissions must be sent by email to info@pontas-agency.com. Please include full MS, biography and cover letter.

Due to the enormous and increasing volume of submissions that we receive, we cannot guarantee a reply. If you do not receive a response six weeks from the date of your submission, you can assume we’re not interested. It’s also important to note that we don’t provide specific reasons nor editorial feedback on the submissions received.

Thank you very much in advance.