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Thursday, April 28 • 16:15 - 17:00
Literary agencies and why we need them in the Arab world LIMITED

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Having an agent is a must for English-language authors but agencies representing writing in other languages are still relatively rare. There are now several agencies in Europe and other continents successfully representing authors who would otherwise not find their way into translation. What is the value of agencies, how do they work and why are they needed in the Arab world?

Moderators
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Alexandra Buchler

Director مدير, Literature Across Frontiers مؤسسة
Alexandra Büchler is director of Literature Across Frontiers - European Platform for Literary Exchange, Translation and Policy Debate based in Wales, United Kingdom, and editor of its series of reports on the publishing of translated literature and related policy and financing. She is co-author of LAF’s report on the translation of Arabic literature into English and of a recent statistical report on the... Read More →

Speakers
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David Lopez Del Amo

Director, SINiCUS
David Lopez-del Amo is Director of SINICUS, a literary consultancy based in Bejing that focuses on introducing foreign rights content into the East Asian markets. He is also the coordinator of SINICUS PLATFORM, a writers' panel series where Asian and European authors play host to each other. David collaborates with several National Book Institutes and is currently advising both the Spanish and Polish ones on how to increase their author's... Read More →
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Vinutha Mallya

Managing Partner, Kaavi Literary Agency
Vinutha Mallya is an editor, publishing-industy journalist and consultant based in Bangalore, India. She has recently co-founded the Kaavi Literary Agency to represent writers in Indian languages. An advisor to the Publishing Next conference annually held in Goa, she is also contributing editor to Publishing Perspectives. Mallya was a fellow of the Frankfurt Book Fair fellowship program in  2010. She has a Master's in Journalism from... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2016 16:15 - 17:00
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