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TABLE OF CONTENTS World Rights | Fiction Found Objects – Peter Gelfan 3 Malena – Edgardo David Holzman 3 The Garden of Departed Cats – Bilge Karasu 3 Rebel Streets – Tom Molloy 4 Chador – Murathan Mungan 4 The German Money – Lev Raphael 4 A Mouthful of Dust – Douglas Savage 5 As If I’m Crazy – Michiel Stroink 5 Fatal Fall – Daphne Timmers 5 World Rights | Non-Fiction Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward Said – B. Ertür & M. Sökmen 6 Meet The Fokkens – Martine & Louise Fokkens 6 The Sunni-Shia Conflict – Nathan Gonzalez 6 World Rights | Children’s & Young Adult Riding On Duke’s Train – Mick Carlon 7 Anahita’s Woven Riddle – Meghan Nuttall Sayres 7 Night Letter – Meghan Nuttall Sayres 7 Specific Territories | Fiction The Knight and His Shadow – Boubacar B. Diop (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries) 8 The Butterfly and the Light – Patrick Chamoiseau (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries) 8 The Bleiberg Project – David S. Khara (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries) 8 Mallaig – Diane Lacombe (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries) 9 The End of the Road – Dino Milinovic (France, Netherlands & World English) 9 Serenitas – Philippe Nicholson (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries) 9 Our Man in Iraq – Robert Perisic (France & Netherlands) 10 The Obese Christ – Larry Tremblay (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries) 10 Lake Como – Srdjan Valjarevic (Netherlands & World English) 10 Specific Territories | Non-Fiction Great To Cool – René Boender 11 Walking, A Philosophy – Frédéric Gros (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries) 11 Just Live! – Stéphane Hessel (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries) 11 The Matter of Conscience Laboratory – F. L.-‐Flack (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries) 12 Notes from an Old Lover – Marcel Mathiot (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries) 12 Journey Through Death – P.-‐C. Ndacyayisenga (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries) 12 The World Has No Time to Spare – P. Sloterdijk et al. (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries)13 My Black Stars – Lilian Thuram (Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries) 13 2 Seas’ Latest Rights Deals 14 2 Seas’ Client List & Co-Agents 15
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FOUND OBJECTS – Peter Gelfan
English (USA) | Literary Fiction | Nortia Press | 280 pp. | April 2013 World rights, incl. UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada) Aldo Zoria is a successful commercial photographer who lives in a happy ménage à trois with his wife and their lover, along with the lover’s two young children. But domestic bliss shatters when an unexpected guest arrives and threatens to turn their world upside down. Found Objects is a novel about the struggle between values and instincts, ideas and reality, whom we strive to become and whom we were born to be.
A wise, rueful tale for our times, unerringly told, by a masterful writer ~ Tony Cohan, bestselling author of Canary (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year)
MALENA – Edgardo David Holzman English (USA) | Literary Fiction | Nortia Press | 364 pp. | April 2012 World rights, incl. UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada) This informed, evocative page-‐turner explores human passion, courage and resilience in the face of unspeakable cruelty and depravity. Set in 1979 in Buenos Aires and Washington, D.C., 3 years after the demise of Argentina’s Peronist democracy, the drama of Malena is played out amid the military dictatorship’s so-‐called “Dirty War” waged against its own citizens, in which an estimated 30,000 people were secretly kidnapped, tortured and killed by the authorities.
A beautiful portrait of one of the most terrible moments in Latin American history ~ B. Nelson, author of The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez... (voted Best Book of 2009 by The Economist)
THE GARDEN OF DEPARTED CATS – Bilge Karasu Turkish | Literary Fiction | Metis Kitap | 230 pp. | 1979 (one of Turkey’s literary classics) World Rights | Rights sold: USA (New Directions), Germany, Peru, Russia, Ukraine Full English Translation Available | 2004 US National Translation Award winner! A surreal, utterly unique novel: In an ancient Mediterranean city, a tradition is maintained: every ten years an archaic game of human chess is staged, the players (visitors versus locals) bearing weapons. This archaic game is the central event and may prove as fatal as the deadly attraction our narrator feels for the local man who is the Captain of the home team.
The Garden of Departed Cats is a work of peculiar beauty and strangeness, the whole layered and shiny like a piece of mica.
WORLD RIGHTS | FICTION REBEL STREETS – Tom Molloy
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English (USA) | Literary Fiction | Nortia Press | 216 pp. | October 2012 World rights, incl. UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada) Set in Northern Ireland, Rebel Streets takes an unblinking look at what happens when ordinary people are thrust into a world of violence, extremism and betrayal—where options are few and consequences severe. Without resorting to caricature and stereotypes, Tom Molloy invites the reader back to a time of religious violence known as the Troubles.
Molloy’s style is impressive in its tense self-control, conveying impacted emotion with a bare minimum of words. […] The characters are vividly drawn, the whole thing is painfully realistic… ~ Publishers Weekly on Molloy's debut The Green Line
CHADOR – Murathan Mungan Turkish | Novella | Metis Kitap | 110 pp. | 2004 | Full English Translation Available World Rights | Rights Sold: France (Actes Sud), Germany (Blumenbar), Greece (Kastaniotis), Italy (Giunti) Returning to his homeland after many years and a violent regime change, Akhbar plunges into a desperate search for his loved ones. An unsettling tale of homecoming, Chador explores the alienation caused by oppression, loss and fear.
Mungan is a major figure in Turkey — his books become best-sellers when they appear, and he [recently] received the Erdal Öz award for excellent writing […]. You need strong stuff to liberate the global Turkish literary market from the Pamuk monopoly, and Mungan has the credibility of critical and popular success, the seal of approval implicit in a long and august career (The Millions, April 27, 2012)
THE GERMAN MONEY – Lev Raphael
English (USA) | Literary Fiction | Leapfrog Press | 208 pp. | 2003 World rights, incl. UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada) Rights sold: Germany (Parthas) | A Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist Paul has spent his life running from New York, the city of his birth; from his beautiful beshert; from contact with his brother and sister; but mostly from his mother, a Holocaust survivor of inexplicable coldness. Upon her death, the children face shocking questions.
One of the most powerful suspense novels in years, a kind of Kafka meets Philip Roth meets le Carré ~ The Washington Post
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A MOUTHFUL OF DUST – Douglas Savage
English (USA) | Literary Fiction | Nortia Press | 364 pp. | June 2012 World rights, incl. UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada) Through historical fiction Douglas Savage has created a psychological portrait of novelist Stephen Crane (The Red Badge of Courage). Against the backdrop of the lush countryside and treachery of Cuba just after the Spanish-‐American War, A Mouthful of Dust does what no biographer can do—examine the heart and soul of a 27-‐year-‐old writer grappling with his own death.
Douglas Savage’s writing is so compelling that Stephen Crane himself could have written A Mouthful of Dust ~ David Halliburton, PhD, author of The Color of the Sky: A Study of Stephen Crane
AS IF I’M CRAZY – Michiel Stroink
Dutch | Literary Fiction | J.M. Meulenhoff | 208 pp. | February 2012 World Rights | English Sample Available | Rights Sold: Russia (Text) Successful young artist Benjamin is baffled when he is sentenced to involuntary psychiatric treatment. He did not commit the crime that he is accused of. Or did he? Life at the clinic is absurd and merciless. Despite his attempts not to get involved with anyone, the confrontations between the other patients do affect him.
Film Rights Sold – Three reprints just a couple of weeks after its publication This spring’s fastest growing literary diamond ~ De Pers
FATAL FALL – Daphne Timmers Dutch | Commercial Fiction | Bertram + De Leeuw | 272 pp. | March 2012 World Rights Two close friends, called "the Daphnes" by their friends and colleagues as they're both called Daphne and are journalists with the same daily news show, decide to go a 3-‐month trip through the Middle East. When they're in Jordan visiting the old town of Petra, a local advises them to take a hike up the rocky mountains nearby. From the top, they'll have a fantastic view overlooking the city. Their adventure comes abruptly to a halt when one of them makes a fatal fall.
A gripping account of a true story about friendship and dealing with loss.
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WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS: A Tribute to Edward W. Said Turkish | Social Sciences | Metis Kitap | 236 pp. | 2009 | Edited by B. Ertür and M. Sökmen World Rights | Full English Translation Available | Rights sold: UK (Verso-‐WER), Lebanon, Germany Bringing together some of the figures most closely associated with Said and his scholarship, this comprehensive volume looks at Said the literary critic and public intellectual, Palestine, and Said’s intellectual legacy.
Preface (Mariam Said) | Keynote Address (Elias Khoury) | 1) The Power of Literature | 2) Speaking Truth to Power | 3) The Palestine Question | 4) Looking at Today Through Said’s Lenses
MEET THE FOKKENS – Martine & Louise Fokkens
Dutch | Memoir | Bertram + De Leeuw | 192 pp. | October 2011 World Rights | Rights Sold: Finland (Minerva), France (Fleuve Noir), Germany (Blanvalet) English Sample Available | U.S. rights in the documentary sold during Cannes! Twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens have been working in the Amsterdam red-‐light district for 50 years. Despite many setbacks and a great deal of negativity from those outside the world of prostitution, these strong, optimistic and humorous women have managed to survive all those years with verve. The twins tell amusing tales of how they #1 selling title in our catalog came to be in this line of work, how they eventually went into business for themselves, and how relationships in the world of prostitution have changed over the years.
Rights in the documentary which provided the basis of the book sold to: USA, Brazil, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Israel, and Belgium. US Theatrical premiere at NY’s Film Forum in August, and will expand to major markets in Sept & Oct 2012
THE SUNNI-SHIA CONFLICT – Nathan Gonzalez
English (USA) | History, Political Science | Nortia Press | 200 pp. | 2009 World rights, incl. UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada) The battles within Islam are not rooted in theology, but in timeless geopolitical struggles. Moving beyond tired descriptions of the Middle East as an exotic land of ideological purists, Nathan Gonzalez provides a realist account of the history of the Sunni-‐Shia conflict—a schism of tribal and political interests that threatens to escalate into a regional war.
Nathan Gonzalez has written the first general, accessible account of the conflict within the ‘House of Islam’ and its continuing impact on the politics of the region ~ Anthony Pagden, author of Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle between East and West.
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RIDING ON DUKE’S TRAIN – Mick Carlon English (USA) | Children’s Fiction (>9) | Leapfrog Press | 176 pp. | January 2012 World rights, incl. UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada) Nine-‐year-‐old Danny stows away on a Georgia train—the train of Duke Ellington. Through Danny's eyes, we meet some of America's finest musicians as he accompanies them on their 1939 European tour, when the train was briefly held in Nazi Germany.
In schools where students are lucky enough to experience classroom jazz studies, this title, combining rich musical history and a “you are there” approach, is a natural ~ Kirkus
ANAHITA’S WOVEN RIDDLE – Meghan Nuttall Sayres
English (USA) | Young Adult | Nortia Press | 354 pp. | November 2012 (reissue) World rights, incl. UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada) | Rights Sold: Israel (Keter), Italy (Rizzoli), Turkey American Library Association Top Ten Best Books | American Booksellers Association Book Sense/Indie Pick
An enchanting tale set in Persia rich with romance, adventure, and Sufi poetry in which a young woman is determined to weave her own fate. When Anahita, a nomadic weaver in 19th century Iran, learns that her father wants her to wed the leader of her tribe, a man she finds repulsive, she is determined to design her own fate. She devises a contest in which suitors must guess the meaning of a riddle woven into her wedding carpet. A richly textured, carefully researched novel […] excellent use of Sufi poetry and a strong cast of characters make this more than memorable. Romantic, delightful and educational too! ~ Kirkus
NIGHT LETTER – Meghan Nuttall Sayres
English (USA) | Young Adult | Nortia Press | 224 pp. | November 2012 (reissue) World rights, incl. UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada) Anahita, a nomadic weaver living in 19th-‐century Iran, is kidnapped on the eve of her wedding and thrown into the world of slavery and the mystical Sufi faith. Tinged with the fairytale quality of Sayres’ award-‐winning Anahita’s Woven Riddle, its sequel Night Letter weaves details of Persian culture with poetry to create the story of a damsel in distress determined to save herself.
On Anahita’s Woven Riddle: [The book] offers a glimpse into a world not many books enter. Sayres does an excellent job developing characters that intrigue and tug at the heart ~ Historical Novels Review
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THE KNIGHT AND HIS SHADOW – Boubacar Boris Diop French (Senegal) | Literary Fiction | Ed. Philippe Rey | 240 pp. | April 2010 2 Seas represents: Netherlands, Nordic Countries | Rights Sold: World English A serious and lyrical novel inspired by the oral tradition and written by one of the most distinctive voices on the African continent. Meditating on the human condition through the tragedies and hopes of Africa, he shows us that hope that remains, in spite of everything.
THE BUTTERFLY AND THE LIGHT – Patrick Chamoiseau
French | Philosophical Tale | 15 B/W Illustrations | Ed. Philippe Rey | 112 pp. | Oct. 2011 2 Seas represents: Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries This philosophical tale, profound under its light appearance, leads the reader to answer an essential question: what is the meaning of existence if one does not put oneself in danger? By one of the major writers of contemporary French literature, author of twenty books including the award-‐winning Texaco (1992 Goncourt Prize, translated in 13 countries among which the USA / Pantheon & Univ. of Nebraska Press and UK / Granta)
A short yet profound work through which we will appreciate once more the author's verbal creativity ~ TV Mag An enlightened and magical tale ~ Page
THE BLEIBERG PROJECT – David S. Khara French | Thriller | Editions Critic | 272 pp. | October 2010 Complete English Translation Available | Film rights sold: movie will be shot in English with an international cast 2 Seas represents: North America, Nordic Countries | Rights Sold: Korea (Neolab), Netherlands (Karakter), Quebec (Libre Expression) Published originally by a tiny self-‐distributed publisher, this breath-‐taking page-‐turner was a huge publishing phenomenon in France. With over 75,000 copies sold, it ranked first on the Amazon.fr best-‐seller list. Part speculative history and part criminal investigation, The Bleiberg Project opens files from history’s darkest hours everybody thought had been sealed forever.
Vol 1 of a trilogy, followed by The Shiro Project and The Morgenstern Project
A staggering thriller ~ Télé 7 Jours | The Bleiberg Project: a unique and exceptional crime novel! ~ France 5
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THE MALLAIG CLAN (trilogy) – Diane Lacombe French (Canada) | Historical novel | VLB Editeur | 528 pp. | June 2010 Full English Translation Available of 1st volume 100,000+ copies sold in Quebec, 300,000+ copies sold in France (book club) Scotland, 1390. To avoid a forced marriage, Lite MacGugan weds bandit Baltair MacNeil, which saves him from the gallows. She keeps her husband at a distance for many years, while she concocts large-‐scale projects to develop her in-‐law’s property located in Mallaig. While Baltair is hired as a mercenary by different lords, he witnesses the defeat of King Robert III. Caught between his allegiance to the King and his identity as a Highlander, his suspicion of Lite’s dealings and rejected by his family, Baltair refuses to return to Mallaig. Will Lite manage to bring Baltair back to her and his clan?
THE END OF THE ROAD (Tamo Gdje Prestaje Cesta) – Dino Milinovic Croatian | Literary Fiction | Mozaik Knjiga | 344 pp. | 2007 2 Seas represents: France, Netherlands, World English English Reading Sample Available Written in the best style of John le Carre, The End of The Road deals with an ex-‐Balkan war hero lost in Iraq. It explains why Croats used to be called “the warriors of Europe” and reveals a grasping family tragedy of two brothers going different ways.
SERENITAS – Philippe Nicholson French | Dystopian thriller | Carnets Nord | 432 pp. | May 2012 2 Seas represents: Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries As journalist Fjord Keeling is no longer backed by his hierarchy (which includes his ex-‐ wife), he decides to investigate a recent bombing in the Paris Pigalle district on his own. The Government dismisses the attack as a settlement between drug gangs that have been ruling the district for years, yet Keeling suspects there is more. He soon finds himself entangled in a web of multinational conglomerates, organized crime and dirty politics, where everyone has an interest in seeing Keeling abandon his investigation. The sooner the better.
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OUR MAN IN IRAQ – Robert Perisic Croatian | Literary Fiction | Profil Knjiga | 340 pp. | 2007 2 Seas represents: France & the Netherlands | Rights Sold: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy (Zandonai), Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom (Istros Books) Complete German Translation Available
Our Man in Iraq is a stratified portrait of Eastern European society in transition, with a specific, traditional yesterday (ex-‐Yugoslavia, socialism, Balkan Wars), a utopian tomorrow (the European Union), and the hysterical “free market” capitalism of today, where people are forced to make fast changes. In this process, self-‐identity often gets lost in a narrow alley between the comical and the tragic.
The best-selling Croatian novel of 2008, awarded the most important Croatian literary award Jutarnji list.
THE OBESE CHRIST – Larry Tremblay French (Canada) | Literary Fiction | Editions Alto | 166 pp. | March 2012 2 Seas represents: Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries Edgar is a timid and asocial thirty-‐something, who has always lived in the shadow of his recently deceased mother. One night, he witnesses the brutal rape of a young woman; her attackers leave her for dead. He decides to take the unconscious victim home and makes a solemn promise to himself: he will be her savior. But what does he really know about the person he has rescued? The author is an internationally acclaimed playwright, whose plays have been performed in among others the US.
This cinematographic book with relentless mechanics is worthy of a Hitchcock suspense ~ Le Soleil
LAKE COMO– Srdjan Valjarevic Serbian | Literary Fiction | LDN | 240 pp. | 2008 2 Seas represents: the Netherlands & World English | Rights Sold: France (Actes Sud), Germany (Wieser), Poland and Sweden. Full English Translation Available The narrator, an author, arrives at an international writing retreat near Lake Como, amidst the cream of the world’s intellectual crop. What is the place of Serbia in all this, a small version of the world stage? he asks himself. Does Serbia have a place? Can it hold its own amongst the towering giants of America, France, China, and England? Has Serbia missed its chance?
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2 Seas Agency | BEA 2012 GREAT TO COOL – René C.W. Boender
Dutch | Marketing, Infotainment | Bertram + De Leeuw | 288 pp. | March 2011 Complete English Translation Available | 30,000+ copies sold René Boender (1958) was barely twenty years old when he was hired by McCann. He participated in advertising campaigns for among others Goodyear, Coca Cola, L’Oréal, and Nestlé. He now tours the world as a keynote speaker, and is among others a consultant for large international companies and CEOs. In this “management infotainment” book he shares his vast knowledge, experience, and insights.
Twists of inspiration that will make you more successful
Open your mind to the 3''12''E: The first step on the road to success! Is it engaging? Yes. Is it stimulating? Yes. ~ Steve Denning about Great To Cool on Forbes.com
WALKING, A PHILOSOPHY – Frédéric Gros
French | Philosophy | Carnets Nord | 200 pp. | 2009 | German Translation Available 2 Seas represents: Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries | Rights Sold: Germany (Riemann), Netherlands (De Bezige Bij), Brazil (E Realizaçao), Korea Walking is a topical theme in the era of sustainable development and the slow movement which has gained popularity in various countries. This small, accessible, and yet profound treatise on philosophy was an unexpected bestseller upon its release. This breviary takes us for a walk with many famous as well as unknown walkers: Gandhi, philosophers such as Socrates, Rousseau, Kant, or Nietzsche, thinkers and poets like Thoreau, Benjamin or Rimbaud, or plain strollers.
In a work of profound simplicity, philosopher Frédéric Gros shows that the current craze for walking and pilgrimages has a history, and can cover profound spiritual experiences ~ Le Figaro
JUST LIVE! – Stéphane Hessel
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French | Inspirational Autobiography | Carnets Nord | 96 pp. | March 2012
Three years ago, at the age of 91, Stéphane Hessel wrote a small pamphlet that became an unexpected bestseller: Time for Outrage (published in English by Twelve). It was a call-‐to-‐ arm for millions around the world and was translated into over thirty countries. But who is he really? He shares his values and inspirations in this essential and timely book which will accompany us in daily life.
On Time for Outrage: [This book] is creating the sort of stir in France Emile Zola did in 1898, when he published J’accuse ! ~ The National Post
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THE MATTER OF CONSCIENCE LABORATORY – F. Leichter-Flack French | Philosophy, Literary Studies | Alma Editeur | 180 pp. | February 2012 How far should our solidarity go for someone who means nothing to us? How to do justice when there is a loss of life, but neither responsible nor culprit can be summoned? Is it right to die for one's ideas? Frédérique Leichter-‐Flack, assistant professor in the humanities and comparative literature, proposes us to ponder about today's crucial philosophical and ethical issues with Kafka and Gogol, Camus and Melville, Dostoyevsky and Hugo.
Literature, and not law, is the “laboratory” that shows us how moral issues can be settled.
NOTES FROM AN OLD LOVER – Marcel Mathiot
French | Memoir | Ed. Philippe Rey | 208 pp. | May 2011 | German Translation Available 2 Seas represents: Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries | Rights sold: Brazil (Objetiva), China, Germany (Piper), Italy (Rizzoli), Romania Spain. Preface by Philippe Delerm, author of the highly successful We Could Almost Eat Outside: An appreciation of life’s small pleasures (published by De Arbeiderspers, Bonniers, Samlaget).
For 77 years, Marcel Mathiot wrote one page per day in his diary, until his death in 2004. He covers everything: the War, the German occupation, his job as a teacher, but above all, he writes of love in all its forms. Written with a vigorous style, these notes make an exceptional document that shatters the image of sexless old age. It is an elixir against giving up.
A passionate document ~ Nouvel Observateur | This stunning book […] is not only a celebration of the very elderly's sexuality, but also a moving journey through the 20th century ~ Le Monde des Livres
JOURNEY THROUGH DEATH – Pierre-Claver Ndacyayisenga French (Canada) | True Story | VLB Editeur | 200 pp. | April 2012 2 Seas represents: Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries This story sheds light on an episode that the Medias chose to ignore and that the public eye has remained unaware of.
In 1994, Rwandese Hutu Pierre-‐Claver was forced to flee the city of Kigali with his family when fights broke out between Tutsis and Hutus. He was a professor of history, and nothing had prepared him to live in the wild. They lived through murderous attacks on refugee camps by the military forces of Paul Kagame, who claimed to be tracking down Hutu murderers hiding there. In October 2010, a UN report for the first time documented the massacre of thousands of civilian Hutu refugees in the camps.
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THE WORLD HAS NO TIME TO SPARE – Collegium international (Peter Sloterdijk, Edgar Morin, Stéphane Hessel, et al)
French | Global Politics, Current Affairs | Editions LLL | 170 pp. | April 2012 2 Seas represents: Netherlands, North America, Nordic Countries Rights sold: Brazil, Spain. With the challenges that we face today, this work acts as a siren call. It asks what we can do to bring about concrete change in how the world is run. Through the lens of six of the current problems affecting the world, the authors argue for the implementation of a supra-‐national leadership that would group together politicians and representatives from around the globe as a reaction to the failure of national leaders to take a worldview on today’s issues.
This book expands recent powerful speeches given to UNESCO by political and intellectual heavyweights. But it goes beyond word and opens with a three-page charter calling for a World government, which the authors and fifty other international personalities will give to the UN in May 2012.
MY BLACK STARS – Lilian Thuram
French | History | Editions Philippe Rey | 400 pp. | January 2010 | Rights Sold: Spain 2010 Seligmann Award Against Racism | 50 B/W in-‐text illustrations Written by a former member of the French national soccer team whose huge sporting talent allowed him to transcend barriers, this book sheds light on a topic that is little dealt with in history school books: black celebrities. It is an essential contribution given the climate of suspicion and intolerance which reigns across the world. A series of portraits of famous personalities such as M. L. King, B. Obama, B. Holiday and M. Ali as well as lesser-‐known “black stars” including Harriet Tubman, Matthew Henson, Pushkin, and a series of scientific inventors.
70,000+ copies sold
Only a change in our imaginary can make us grow closer and take away our cultural barriers ~ L. Thuram
LATEST RIGHTS DEALS 2 Seas Agency | BEA 2012
Altucher James, I Was Blind But Now I See: Taiwan (Business Weekly)
Dudek, Arnaud, Being Good (Rester sage): Netherlands (Nobelman)
Fokkens, Martine & Louise, Meet The Fokkens (Ouwehoeren): Germany (Blanvalet/Randomhouse), Finland (Minerva), France (Fleuve Noir/Univers Poche)
Gros, Frédéric, Walking, A Philosophy (Marcher, une philosophie): Netherlands (De Bezige Bij)
Krohnen, Michael, The Kitchen Chronicles: Taiwan (Bright Culture)
Kruse, Max, The Silver Unicorn (Das Silberne Einhorn): China (Shanghai 99)
Mirolla, Michael, Berlin: Latvia (Diena Publishing)
Musso, Guillaume, Call From an Angel (L’appel de l’ange): Netherlands (A.W. Bruna)
Stroink, Michiel: As If I’m Crazy (Of ik gek ben): Russia (Text)
Werth, Léon, Saint-Exupery As I Knew Him (Saint-‐Exupéry tel que je l’ai connu): China (Modern Press)
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