The Literary Agency Mertin has been voted International Literary Agent of the Year 2015 by The London Book Fair, in partnership with the UK Publishers Association! This is a great acknowledgement of our work and above all, it’s a great tribute to our outstanding authors. 




In 2020, exceptionally, the application deadline for grants for translation and publication of literature in Portuguese language from Portugal and PALOP, handled by the Portuguese Book Institute and Camões Institute, is August 17. In the coming years it will be March 31 again.



Spain will be the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair of 2022, not 2021. We'll be happy to keep you posted regarding a second round for applications for translation grants.





In Memoriam: Luis Sepúlveda





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Automatisch generierte BeschreibungWe are proud to announce that two of our authors have been invited to participate in the renowned Brooklyn Book Festival 2020:

Mia Couto and Marcial Gala:






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The Festival will be held virtually from September 28 to October 5.





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Automatisch generierte BeschreibungHéctor Abad is nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award 2020 with his novel The Farm ("La Oculta").

The title has already been published in twelve countries.


Photo: © Daniela Abad






CoutoMia Couto's short story An Obliging Robber (“Um Gentil Ladrão) has been launched as part of The Decameron Project in The New York Times Magazine:


For international rights, please get in touch with us.


Photo: © Alfredo Cunha






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Automatisch generierte BeschreibungWe are proud to announce that the rights for the Nocilla Project (“Proyecto Nocilla”) by Agustín Fernández Mallo have been sold to The Netherlands, Sweden and Turkey. An English edition has been published at Fitzcarraldo in the UK and at FSG in the USA.





Photo: © Aina Lorente






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We're happy to share that Tierra del Fuego by Sylvia Iparraguirre has been selected among 10 of the best novels set in Latin American by The Guardian.


Photo: © Edgardo Gómez





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Automatisch generierte BeschreibungBrown and Yellow (“Marrom e Amarelo”) by Paulo Scott has been selected as one of 19 titles to win the flagship translation awards of the English PEN.

The novel, translated from the Brazilian Portuguese by Daniel Hahn, is forthcoming at And Other Stories in September 2021.


Photo © Renato Parada




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Automatisch generierte BeschreibungThe artistic director of this year's Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, announced a lineup of 56 films meant to represent the official Cannes 2020 selection, including Forgotten We’ll Be, directed by Fernando Trueba (Spain) and based on El olvido que seremos, the bestselling book by Héctor Abad. There's a more recent UK edition at World Editions, and the US edition has been published at FSG.


Photo: © Daniela Abad

The film is one of only three Cannes Official Selection label titles in its Faithfuls section that has screened at Cannes' online Marché du Film.



Film Factory has dropped the first trailer:






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We're proud to share that The Guardian has published 10 of the best novels set in Portugal, including 5 of our authors:


"Hunting Midnight" by Richard Zimler, stories in "Take Six: Six Portuguese Women Writers" by Agustina Bessa-Luís and Lídia Jorge, "The Return" by Dulce Maria Cardoso and "Tales from the Mountain" by Miguel Torga.





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Automatisch generierte BeschreibungIn an interview in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Behrouz Boochani appoints Bachtyar Ali as his favorite Kurdish writer next to the poet Sherko Bekas.

Boochani is a Kurdish-Iranian journalist, human rights defender, writer and film producer who was held in the Australian-run Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea from 2013 until its closure in 2017.


Photo © Khasraw Hamakarim



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Automatisch generierte BeschreibungWe're proud to announce that Hernán Ronsino is one of the two winners of the renowned Anna Seghers Prize 2020.

The prize has been awarded since 1986 and is endowed with 12.500 € for each author.


Among the former winners are authors like Nino Haratischwili, Guadalupe Nettel, João Ubaldo Ribeiro, and Gioconda Belli.

The award ceremony will take place on 20 November 2020 at the Berlin Academy of the Arts.

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Ronsino's novel Cameron is also voted number 6 on the Bestenliste Weltempfänger Summer 2020 by Litprom.


Rodrigo Teixeira's RT Features just extended the option agreement for Last Train to Buenos Aires (“Glaxo”) by Hernán Ronsino for a feature film and TV series adaptation.


Photo: © Vito Rivelli




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Automatisch generierte BeschreibungMargaret Atwood recommends Jorge Carrion's Bookshops (“Librerías”) in an interview with Megha Majumdar (New York):


“A lot of people will be interested in the famous bookshops of the world: Jorge Carrión has gone and visited them all.

We can't travel right now, but we can travel in books." (minute 20:27)


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Gonçalo M. Tavares has been writing a daily column for the renowned Portuguese newspaper Expresso tracking the COVID-19 pandemic, entitled Plague Diary (Diário da Peste).

In the English translation by Daniel Hahn, the first entry went online at Words Without Borders. Several texts have been published at: Granta (March, April) Bookanista (25 March, 2 April & 29, 31 March, 4 April), PEN Transmissions (27 March, 1 April, 3 April), Asymptote (6, 8, 10 April), Politics/Letters (11 April), Onomatomania (29 April), The Massachusetts Reviews (14, 15, 16 April), Scroll (5, 12, 19 April), The White Review (21 April, 7, 12, 14 May), and TLS (5, 11, 13, 17, 18 May).


A chronological survey and access to the English translations can be found here:


The Plague Diary is also available in Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Greece, India, Italy, The Netherlands, Peru, and Venezuela.


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We are proud to announce that we have just sold the TV rights to Piled Women (“Mulheres empilhadas”), the national bestselling novel by Patrícia Melo.





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Automatisch generierte BeschreibungPepetela wins the Casino da Póvoa do Correntes d’Escritas Literary Prize 2020 with his novel His Excellency, R.I.P. (“Sua Excelência, de Corpo Presente”).

The prize consists of 20.000,00 €.


Photo: © Jorge Nogueira




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The bestselling novel and memoir Oblivion / Forgotten We'll Be (“El olvido que seremos”) by the Colombian author Héctor Abad has been adapted as a feature film by Oscar winning film director Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”), starring Javier Cámara (“Talk to Her”). Produced by Dago García Producciones, it marks the latest ambitious feature film from the Caracol Television, the Colombian broadcast group behind big international auteur titles such as Ciro Guerra’s Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent and Cannes Directors’ Fortnight hit Birds of Passage, as well as Alejandro LandesMonos, a Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award winner.

Photo: © Daniela Abad





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Automatisch generierte BeschreibungThe TV series Tira, based on the novel Santiago Quiñones, Cop (“Santiago Quiñones, tira”) by Boris Quercia is among the 20 pre-selected series for the Platino Awards with nominations in five categories.

The Platino is an important movie award for film projects from Spain, Portugal and Latin America including Brazil. Some of the winners were also candidats to the Oscar and the Goya award and distinguished in other film festivals such as Cannes and the Berlinale. Among the last years' winners were the movies Gloria, Una mujer fantástica, Relatos salvajes, and Roma.


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We're happy to share that The Black Cathedral by our Cuban author Marcial Gala, just published in a beautiful edition at FSG, was included in Publishers Weekly’s "Writers to Watch Spring 2020".


Farrar, Straus and Giroux acquired world English rights to Gala's latest novel Call Me Cassandra (“Llámenme Casandra), winner of the prestigious Premio Ñ 2018 in Argentina.


Photo: © Anna Eichenbronner





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Automatisch generierte BeschreibungThe novel The Society of Reluctant Dreamers (“A Sociedade dos Sonhadores Involuntários") by José Eduardo Agualusa was selected among the Books of the Year 2019: Fiction in translation, by the Financial Times.


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The prestigious Portuguese weekly magazine Expresso has chosen six names to mark the coming years, in Portugal and abroad. A work to read in the special edition dedicated to the next decade. Leaders and references in culture, the fight for the environment, sports and politic, among them Margrethe Vestager, Greta Thunberg and Gonçalo M. Tavares.

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In its last edition of 2019, PublishNews published the "Bestsellers of the Week": In Fiction, Piled Women (Mulheres empilhadas) (LeYa), by Patrícia Melo. It has sold over 15,000 copies since its publication in November 2019.


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Tatiana Salem Levy is selected by Brazilian Publishers, a project of the Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) as one of the contemporary Brazilian writers who gained prominence in this year's editorial production and as one of the authors you should talk about.


The online magazine Pessoa pre-published an extract of her new novel with the working title Vista Chinesa (a proper name of an urban district in Rio de Janeiro), forthcoming in Brazil in May at Todavia.


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Dulce Maria Cardoso wins the second place of the Oceanos Prize 2019 with her novel Eliete - A Normal Life (“Eliete - A vida normal”).

The prize consists of 80.000 R$ (approx. 17.270,00 €).

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Héctor Abad’s new book What Was Present. Diaries (1985-2006) (“Lo que fue presente. Diarios, 1985-2006”) was published at Alfaguara in November 2019.

Please find a detailed interview with the author in El Espectador


Héctor Abad in his big BBC interview about his novel Oblivion ("El olvido que seremos"), relaunched at World Editions in London in October 2019. The novel is a tribute to the author's late father, whose criticism of the Colombian regime led to his brutal murder by paramilitaries in 1987.


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Jorge Carrión has won the City of Badajoz Award in the category journalism, endowed with 6.000 Euros. Among over one hundred works submitted, the jury chose his chronicle "Sanmao en Canarias" about the long stay of the famous Chinese writer in Spain.


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After having contributed as a cultural critic to the Spanish edition of the Washington Post, Jorge Carrión is now back to the New York Times.





We are mourning the death of our author Sergio Schmucler, who passed away on 4th November.


Sergio Schmucler, born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1959, went into exile to Mexico at the age of seventeen where he studied social anthropology and screenwriting. A tireless fighter for human rights, Schmucler was a relevant scriptwriter and novelist who lived between Mexico and Argentina since 2002. In 2001 he received the Ariel Award from the Mexican Academy of Film for the screenplay of Crónica de un desayuno.


We are thankful to have worked with Sergio for several years, sharing his works and dreams. The last time we saw him was in April 2019 during the International Book Fair of Buenos Aires, when Marea Editorial was launching his last novel La cabeza de Mariano Rosas.


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We are happy to share with you that José Eduardo Agualusa is the winner of the National Prize for Culture and Arts in Angola 2019 in the area of literature.

The jury underlined his contribution "to the emergence of the emancipated reader" and "to the strengthening of citizenship and freedom of expression".


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Estuary by Lidia Jorge has been selected with 12 other novels for the Prix Médicis étranger 2019.


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Jan Jacobs Mulder passed away in Haarlem on 13th of September 2019.


Born in 1940, he spent his childhood years in a Japanese internment camp and combined his work in the visual arts with his writing. His historical novel Joseph, the Black Mozart was a big success in Dutch and German language.



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Agustina Bessa-Luís passed away in Porto on 3rd of June 2019.


Born in 1922 in the North of Portugal, Bessa-Luís is considered one of the most important writers of contemporary Portuguese literature. She has novels, stories, plays, and essays to her acclaim. In 2004, she was awarded the most important literary prize of the Portuguese speaking world, the Camões Prize.



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After A Girl is Lost in Her Century Looking for Her Father by Gonçalo M. Tavares has already been finalist of the prizes Oceanos (Brazil) and Jean-Monnet (France) and winner of the Tabula Rasa (Portugal) and now the Bellas Artes Prize for the Best Translation MARGARITA MICHELENA in Mexico. The novel is also being translated into several other languages.


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We're proud to inform that Rogelio Guedea has been admitted to the Mexican Academy of Language,

the Mexican equivalent of the Royal Spanish Academy.




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The novel "Galveias" by José Luís Peixoto has won the The Best Translation Award in Japan.


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We are happy to share with you that José Eduardo Agualusa is on the cover page of L'Humanité.

In "Rendez-vous de Livres" he talks about the state of his country and the relationship between reality, dreams, wishes and memories.





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Marc-Uwe_Kling_Fotograf_Sven_Hagolani_2017_03_SWHBO announces QualityLand series. It will be a co-production between HBO and Lionsgate. Mike Judge, screenwriter, producer, and actor, will co-write and executive produce the pilot with Josh Lieb ("Silicon Valley", "The Tonight Show", "The Daily Show").

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Gonçalo M. Tavares is finalist of the Jean Monnet Prize for the best European book published in France with his novel A Girl is Lost in Her Century Looking for Her Father (“Uma menina está perdida no seu século à procura do pai). Among the other finalists are Bernhard Schlink, Julian Barnes, and Graham Swift.

Former laureates are Patrick Modiano, J.G Ballard, Claudio Magris, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, and Erri de Luca.

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Puenzo-LThe Invisibles ("Los invisibles") by Lucía Puenzo enters the February list of the Crime Leaderboard (KrimiBestenliste), a joint project of the FAZ and Deutschlandradio Kultur, as number three. Every month, a list of ten crime novels is compiled by a jury of 19 critics and crime specialists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Invisibles is also voted number 4 on the Bestenliste Weltempfänger Spring 2019 by Litprom.


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Melo-PThe Neighbour (“Gog Magog”) by Patrícia Melo enters the December list of the Crime Leaderboard (KrimiBestenliste), a joint project of the FAZ and Deutschlandradio Kultur, as number five. In January 2019, The Neighbour is voted number three, in February it is voted number seven.


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Rosencof-MBased on a true story, the Netflix production A Twelve-Year Night (“La noche de 12 años), tells how in 1973 Uruguay’s government turned into a military dictatorship and how three men, including the future president José Mújica, were hold in captivity for 12 long years. The film is currently available on Netflix in over 30 countries. It is based on the book written by two of the characters of the film: Mauricio Rosencof and Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro, Jail Memories (Memorias del calabozo).

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Lisboa-AWith her volume of poetry Small Music (“Uma pequena música) the Brazilian writer Adriana Lisboa is second in the category “Poetry” of the prestigious Premio Literario Casa de las Américas 2019, one of the most important Latin American literary awards.

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Automatisch generierte BeschreibungMario Delgado Aparaín has received the Morosoli de Oro Prize in its 24th edition, one of the most important cultural awards in Uruguay which is awarded by the Lolita Rubial Foundation in Minas. Among the former laureates are Mario Benedetti (2006) and Eduardo Galeano (2008).

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Gog Magog by Patrícia Melo is number 1 on the Bestenliste Weltempfänger Winter 2018 by Litprom.


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Litprom also recommends the translation of the novel Oestrogens by Leticia Martin into German.


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“The Sibyl” by Agustina Bessa-Luís, “Learning to Pray in the Age of Technology” by Gonçalo M. Tavares, “The Murmuring Coast” by Lídia Jorge, and “The Return” by Dulce Maria Cardoso are among the Top 10 of Portuguese Literature chosen by Babelia, the cultural supplement of El País, one of the most traditional and important daily newspapers of Spain. Other authors included are José Saramago and António Lobo Antunes.





Guedea-RRogelio Guedea wins the Albert Jovell Prize for novels 2018 with his work “Habitaciones compartidas”. The prize is awarded for the fourth time, and the work will be published by Editorial Almuzara. Guedea’s novel has been selected out of 96 manuscripts. The award ceremony will take place on December 14th.


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Gala-MMarcial Gala wins the Premio Ñ 2018 with his novel Call Me Cassandra (working title: “Intensos compromisos con la nada”).



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Feltrinelli secured the Italian rights to QualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling. Taiwanese, Dutch, Russian and Swedish rights have also been sold recently, and an offer for Chinese rights has been received.


We're happy to announce two English language deals for QualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling: In partnership with William Morris, rights have been sold in a preempt to Grand Central (Hachette) in the USA and at auction to Orion in the UK.


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WME has also closed a television deal with Lionsgate for Mike Judge (Silicon Valley, Idiocracy) to Executive Produce, Write, and Direct.






IMG_1551-11_SWGonçalo M. Tavares is one of five finalists of the Prémio PEN Clube with his novel The Woman-Without-a-Head and the Man-With-the-Evil-Eye (“A mulher-sem-cabeça e o homem- do-mau-olhado”).

Among the former laureates are Agustina Bessa-Luís and José Saramago.


Tavares is also the winner of the Literature Without Frontiers Prize (Literatură fără Frontiere), Romania, for his contribution to world literature with his complete works.


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Terron-JNight Within Night (“Noite dentro da noite”) by Joca Reiners Terron has been shortlisted for the Jabuti Prize 2018 in the category novels. The winner will be announced on 8th November 2018. The prize consists of 100,000 Brazilian Reais for the author of the year and 5,000 Brazilian Reais for the winners of each category.




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Kling-MMarc-Uwe Kling receives the German Science Fiction Award 2018 for his novel QualityLand.

According to the jury, QualityLand is the best German genre novel in the category of science fiction.


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Agualusa-JJosé Eduardo Agualusa has been awarded the Premi Llibreter 2018 in Barcelona for the Catalan translation of his novel Teoria Geral do Esquecimento (“A General Theory of Oblivion”). The jury consists of booksellers.



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CoutoMia Couto is invited to the Shanghai International Literary Week (SILW) in August in Shanghai, next to Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk. Four novels by Mia Couto are launched and presented in China and Taiwan this year, and Nicole Witt is happy to accompany the author on his journey to Shanghai and Beijing.


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Rights to QualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling have just been acquired by Kawade Sobo Shinsha, one of the most important literary publishing houses in Japan. Their international list includes contemporary and classic authors such as Chimamanda Ngozo Adichie, George Saunders, Patricia Highsmith, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jack Kerouak and Thomas Mann. Recently Kawade published very successfully "Look Who's Back" by Timur Vermes.


Ullstein launched the original German edition of QualityLand with a first print run of 200,000 copies on 22nd September 2017, and the novel jumped from position zero to 6 on the Spiegel Bestseller list in the first week thereafter. Today, it's still among the top 20.


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Jeanmaire-FTacos altos (“High Heels”) by Federico Jeanmaire is number 4 on the Bestenliste Weltempfänger Sommer 2018 by Litprom.


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Silva-FNat Geo Kids has greenlit its first two original productions for children in Latin America, entitled Nat Geo Lab and Pilar and will develop the Pilar series by Flávia Lins e Silva into an animated series for young audiences.

Nat Geo Kids launched in July 2017 in Latin America, followed by a separate launch in Brazil in September. The multiplatform destination is a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox.


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Almeida-GGermano Almeida of Cape Verde is the winner of the 2018 Camões Prize for Literature, the most prestigious international award honoring the work of Portuguese language writers.


Among its former winners are Miguel Torga, Jorge Amado, José Saramago, Pepetela, Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Agustina Bessa-Luís, Lygia Fagundes Telles and Mia Couto. The prize consists of 100.000 Euro.


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Bambaren-SDaniel Dolphin and the Guardians of the Ocean is a 3D-animated adventure film for the whole family inspired by the bestselling novels of Sergio Bambaren, The Dolphin – Story of a Dreamer and The Dolphin – Ten Years later, with over 14 million copies sold. It will share the message that we have to protect what we love: our oceans and each other.


The film will be produced by Rainmaker Entertainment, a division of WOW! UNLIMITED MEDIA, who just finished "Surf's Up 2". The attached director is Kyle Jefferson, who worked as previs supervisor on "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and co-directed "Megamind" (DreamWorks).


The budget is over 20 million U$. The world release is planned for Christmas 2019.


The film is now officially announced at the Cannes Film Festival.


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Kling-MQualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling is the WINNER of the WDR Audience Award.


The WDR Audience Award of the West German Broadcasting Corporation, a public institution founded in 1956 and the second largest radio and television station in Europe after the BBC, was celebrated on 6th March 2018 in a ceremony which is at the same time going to open the renowned lit.COLOGNE literary festival.

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CoutoWe are happy to share the recent praise for the English language edition of Mia Couto's novel Mulheres de Cinza (“Women of the Ashes”) by Farrar, Straus and Giroux:


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"A rich historical tale thick with allegory and imagery that recalls Márquez and Achebe.”

Kirkus Reviews


"Couto achieves a powerful narrative.”

Library Journal


„An excellent novel, a fascinating, intricate story.“

Publishers Weekly



Mulheres de Cinza (“Women of the Ashes") by Mia Couto is number 6 on the Bestenliste Weltempfänger Spring 2018 by Litprom.








The French edition of Fogo-Fátuo by Patrícia Melo was voted n° 8 of the TOP 20 of Crime Novel 2017.


Le Monde (blog polar)


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Terron-JNoite dentro da noite (“Night Within Night”), the latest novel by Joca Reiners Terron, figures as number 3 in the list of best books of 2017 of Folha de S.Paulo, the second largest newspaper in Brazil.





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QualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling is among 18 nominations out of 279 proposals for the German Audio Book Award 2018!


The hardcover edition of the novel, which jumped from position zero to 6 in the first week after its launching on 22nd September 2017, rose again to number 6 on the Spiegel Bestseller list.


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Kling-MQualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling has been voted among the 10 most popular audiobooks 2017.


The WDR Audience Award of the West German Broadcasting Corporation, a public institution founded in 1956 and the second largest radio and television station in Europe after the BBC, will be celebrated on 6th March in a ceremony which is at the same time going to open the renowned lit.COLOGNE literary festival.


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Tavares-GGonçalo M. Tavares is the youngest winner of the prestigious Vergílio Ferreira Prize, created by the University of Évora in 1997 for the body of work of a Portuguese-speaking author dedicated to narrative and/or essay. Among the former laureates are Agustina Bessa-Luis, Mia Couto and Lídia Jorge.




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 Heitor Cony passed away on 5th January 2018.


He is one of Brazil's most distinguished authors. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1926, he has been a writer and journalist all his life, witnessing and chronicling almost a century of modern Brazilian history. He has three Jabuti prizes to his name and in 1996, he won the Machado do Assis prize in recognition of his body of work.


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CoutoThe German language edition of Mulheres de Cinza (“Women of Ashes”) by Mia Couto, entitled Imani, has been voted on the prestigious SWR Best List for the 2nd time in a row, this time as number 3, following Peter Handke and Tristan Garcia.    2018


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Cuenca-JPThis year the Brazilian Biblioteca Nacional Foundation distinguishes the novel Descobri que estava morto (“The Day I Found Out I was Dead”) by JP Cuenca with the prestigious Machado de Assis Award as the Best Novel of the Year. The prize consists of 100,000 Reais (approx. 26,000 Euros) and is one of the most important literary prizes in Brazil.


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Gala-MWe're excited to inform that we have sold world English rights to La catedral de los negros, outstanding novel by Marcial Gala which received the Alejo Carpentier Award for novels and the Critics' Award for the best books published in Cuba in 2012 to Farrar, Straus & Giroux.


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Abad_NewsAlso we're happy to announce that we have sold UK rights to La Oculta and El olvido que seremos by our bestselling Colombian author Héctor Abad Faciolince to World Editions.


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Italian rights of our bestelling Argentine author Viviana Rivero went to Giunti.


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Kling-MQualityLand, the first stand-alone novel by the German bestselling author Marc-Uwe Kling, jumped from position zero to 6 in the first week after its launching.


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Press on QualityLand:


Kling's narration is formally captivating and imaginative - the most exciting political novel in a long time.

Druckfrisch, Denis Scheck


A featherweight comedy with a dark wit and inventive pictures.

FAZ, Sandra Kegel


A society satire, to laugh oneself to death, for all who are not yet dead.

Die Zeit, Elisabeth von Thadden