Author Rights Agency creates an effective literary bridge between USA and Europe. Based in Dublin, with its strong tradition for creative writing and its deep historical links with America, and in Paris, a major European and world cultural, business and literary centre, this agency has well-established connections throughout the world.
We connect authors and their creative works directly to the world of book publishing and other media (newspapers, magazines, audio, TV & film, broadcast, electronic publishing), selling, on their behalf, rights of all kinds in their original language and in translation.
Author Rights Agency represents a number of Irish, British and American writers for world rights. Among them, Ken Bruen (finalist for the Edgar, Anthony and Barry awards and winner of the Shamus and the Macavity Awards); Craig McDonald (finalist of the Edgar®, Anthony, Gumshoe, CrimeSpree Awards and Macavity awards); Kathy Page (finalist of the Governor General Award in Canada; long listed for the Orange Prize); Celine Kiernan (winner of the CBI Book of the Year Award and Children’s Choice Award 2012, finalist of The Irish Book Awards and winner of the Readers’ Association of Ireland Award); Bob Burke (winner of the Eilís Dillon/Bisto Award, Ireland); Sam Hawken (finalist of The CWA John Creasey ‘New BLood’ Dagger Award 2011).
We currently concentrate on creative fiction of literary quality in many forms: literary fiction (contemporary and historical subjects), crime and ‘noir’, fantasy and sci-fi, women’s fiction, children’s and young adult fiction.
Our Fiction Writing School is designed for emerging and skilled writers to bring professional techniques to their fiction and enhance their chance of being successfully published.
Svetlana Pironko, Director
An experienced international agent with a deep knowledge of selling rights all over the world, with personal contacts with the English-speaking publishing world in the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.
She has direct experience of working with creative writers, publishers, editors and agents in many international markets and languages. She speaks fluent English, French, her native Russian and has working knowledge of Italian and has been an interpreter and translator working in Paris for major international organisations.
Before creating Author Rights Agency Ltd. in Dublin in 2006, she was a director of Lora Fountain & Associates Literary Agency in Paris.