The movement to hold Tuesday rights meetings on the Frankfurt Book Fair fairgrounds gains traction as fewer literary agents flock to the ‘Hof’ hotels.
An impressive array of fiction and nonfiction is on offer this year at Frankfurt Book Fair, as Canadian publishers’ rights directors talk up their new books.
A posthumous novel by Roberto Bolaño and new works by Guatemala’s Rodrigo Rey Rosa and Mexicans Mario Bellatin and Laia Jufresa are among Frankfurt’s Latin American rights harvest. It’s post-“boom” in Latin America’s literary output, as agent Cristóbel Pera puts it: powerful new voices breaking out on the world stage…and awaiting the rights action at Frankfurt Book Fair. — Porter …
‘Frankfurt motivates us and helps our understanding of what we do,’ says Kalem Agency founder Nermin Mollaoğlu. She brings new voices from Turkey to the world stage in October, a pair of debuts.
As part of a rich list of books Milan agent Rosaria Carpinelli is taking to Frankfurt, she’ll have Gianrico Carofiglio’s ‘The Cold Summer’ — and its author, too.
Not least because publishers traditionally accept and commission direct submissions from authors in India, literary agents there are relatively new to the scene.
In her appraisal of The Philippines’ book industry challenges, Manila-based literary agent Andrea Pasion-Flores talks of the disparities of retail access to books in various parts of the country.
As the fifth Bourne film is released, a trio of author Robert Ludlum’s publishing colleagues think back on his writing and the book business.
Designed for both the local readership and international visitors, the annual Tanpinar Literary Festival organized by Kalem Literary Agency includes a fellowship program for publishing professionals.
Bringing her literary consultancy services to Los Angeles, Philippa Donovan joins the June 13 Rights and Content conference speakers’ roster, impressed with the ‘intensity to the creativity in this town.’