So happy this wonderful deal for @zanibmian is in the printed edition of @_thebookseller 🤗 Her #PlanetOmar series to be launched in April 2019 @hachettekids with a rewritten edition of The Muslims + new illustrations by @a.nasaya is already bringing so much hope for the future! Together with new ways of storytelling and new kinds of characters we can #StopIslamophobia! 🙌🏽🙌🏼🙌🏾
📣So happy for today's exciting announcement and for @zanibmian Zanib Mian's wonderful character Omar to have bigger life and new adventures with @hachettekids and illustrations by @a.nasaya ! Look out for the 1st #PlanetOmar book, Accidental Trouble Magnet, in April 2019! 🌞🙌🏼🙌🏽🙌🏾 #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #middlegradebooks
TODAY is #worldmenopauseday, a subject still considered too difficult for women to even talk about with each other! I am so proud + happy to help this wonderful book @miamigameno reach women of the world! It's a funny, joyful, spiritual, and practical guide to embracing menopause, to making friends with the walrus in your life. And it's a rare book about these changes that a woman can enjoy sharing with her partner. Written by the lovely, inspiring Carla Romagosa with charming illustrations by Roger Padilla. I am representing English, German + French rights for the Spanish/Catalan publisher @zahoribooks #bookbirthday #bookstagram #booksofinstagram❤️🌞
After all the help I've had from @jason_m_keith in my work , yesterday I was happy to be his assistant (flash holder) for a photo shoot at the stunning @hospital_santpau ❤️📸
A perfect rainy Saturday afternoon in search of beauty - a wonderful exhibition of works by Saul Leiter now in Barcelona for one more week. This was exactly what I needed to restore my soul after hectic Frankfurt trip #fbm18 + and enraging US newscycle. These images took me back to a lost time when a brilliant artist unconcerned with fame or trends could afford to live in NYC and produce 60 years of beautiful works true to his own vision, when fashion magazines valued artistic photographers. I especially love Leiter's photographs of women. Excited to see what other exhibitions + books the @saulleiterfoundation shares with the world, from all the undeveloped film (500+ rolls) and previously unseen photographs + paintings they are discovering. @fotocolectania
Lookout #London - coming back by popular demand - following a sell-out run we are thrilled to announce #TheFishermen (play by @obiscoco @nptheatre based on the novel by @chigozieobioma ) transfers to @arcolatheatre Studio 1 for 2 weeks only 20 Nov - 1 Dec. You can book tickets now! 🎟️👏👏😍 @wordsofcolour
Just home from Frankfurt Book Fair #fbm18 and woke up to this 11 October report by Amnesty International. If I had read this while still at the fair I would have been standing in the center of the US hall + screaming it aloud! TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MUST BE STOPPED + PUNISHED! #onthesamepage The US government has deliberately adopted immigration policies and practices that caused catastrophic harm to thousands of people seeking safety in the United States, including the separation of over 6,000 family units in a four-month period, more than previously disclosed by authorities...In total, the Trump administration has now admitted to separating approximately 8,000 family units since 2017.😱 “The Trump administration is waging a deliberate campaign of widespread human rights violations in order to punish and deter people seeking safety at the US–Mexico border,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International. “These shocking new numbers suggest that US authorities have either misinformed the public about how many families they had forcibly separated, or they continued this unlawful practice unabated, despite their own claims and court orders to halt family separations,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas. “Congress must act immediately to investigate and establish a comprehensive record of family separations by US government authorities, and pass legislation prohibiting the separation and indefinite detention of children and families.” The extreme suffering that US authorities purposefully inflicted by separating families constituted ill-treatment and in some cases #TORTURE. What can you do? READ + SHARE full report 👇 https://www.amnestyusa.org/reports/usa-catastrophic-immigration-policies-resulted-in-more-family-separations-than-previously-disclosed/👈 Join the new Families Belong Together #DefendFlores campaign (so that DHS will not change the law so they can keep children in detention indefinitely)! Link in bio 👆👆 Email email@example.com to request a FREE #DefendFlores letter kit with free letters, pre-addressed, postage-paid envelopes. We want 500+ comments to DHS before deadline of 6/11 We must #vote out EVERY Republican on 6/11 too!
Enjoyed Ethiopian dinner in Frankfurt with Women's March reSisters. #WomensWave #ThisIsGlobal 💜✊🏼🌊
Favourite reception during Frankfurt #fbm18 - a chance to see beautiful art photography at @petersillem gallery while mingling with kindred spirits of publishing.
Excited to listen to the albums I found for sale from the music seller outside the Frankfurt Book Fair. #vinyl
Frankfurt, Day 2: Enjoyed tea + conversation with Fakhri Saleh Nawahda of Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (Qatar), one of the greatest publishers in the Arab world. He publishes @chigozieobioma in Arabic (the beautiful poster on the wall behind us is the Arabic edition of #TheFishermen ), and also is the Arabic publisher of #SeeYouintheCosmos by @jackcheng 😍 And he is also the Arabic publisher of Khaled Hosseini + Kazuo Ishiguro, as well as several of the best contemporary Arabic writers. #booklovers #worldliterature #fbm18
One special book at the Frankfurt Buchmesse that every woman will eventually want to read and share with friends: MI AMIGA MENO (My Friend Meno), a practical, cheerful, charming guide to enjoying menopause. Excited to represent World English, German + French rights! #fbm18 @zahoribooks @miamigameno
Books of today + tomorrow! #fbm18 #booklovers of the world unite! 🌍📖📚#bookstagram
#fbm18 day 1. My 2nd Frankfurt as an independent agent, my 22nd buchmesse since I was a young New Yorker. Happier now than ever, even if my expression is serious! 🌤️
Arrived in Frankfurt, with a warm welcome from Barbara + Goetz of Womens March Frankfurt! I'm mostly meeting international editors this week, but it's great to also make new friends in the resistance.💜 #fbm18 #ThisIsGlobal
The very 1st pre-publication review for @chigozieobioma next novel #AnOrchestraofMinorities is a ⭐ in this week's Publishers Weekly! 👏👏 Obioma’s novel is electrifying, a meticulously crafted character drama told with emotional intensity. His invention, combining Igbo folklore and Greek tragedy in the context of modern Nigeria, makes for a rich, enchanting experience.⚡Perfect start to Frankfurt Book Fair week #fbm18 ! @pwpics @littlebrown #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booklovers #africanwriters
Yesterday on one of the darkest days in history for democracy, standing in #Barcelona with my @womensmarchbcn reSisters in solidarity with everyone across the USA and world who is sick of patriarchy and who wants to help take back our democracies from bullies, liars, misogynists, bigots, racists, oligarchs and white-collar criminals. To the President #POTUS + Republicans who have sown deeper divisions in our country and poisoned the integrity of the Supreme Court #SCOTUS ; and especially to those who say we are a mob, clowns, a hiccup, fake, paid: WE will devote every next day of the next 30 days, every next day of our lives to defeating you. Watch out for our daughters, nieces, and grandchildren too! #Vote #Voteforourlives #Votethemout #freeourfuture #BelieveWomen #BelieveSurvivors #WomensWave 🌊✊🏽✊🏾✊🏼
In BARCELONA join us for a silent protest. #WeBelieveSurvivors * #hermanayositecreo * #yositecreo * #believewomen * #believesurvivors * Plaça Catalunya 6 Oct 18h 👆🏽👆🏾👆🏼👆🏿👆🏻👆🏽👆🏾👆🏼 Artist: @lil.icon
Today and onward I say #BelieveWomen #BelieveSurvivors #ibelievechristine #ibelievedeborahramirez #cancelkavanaugh #MeToo #MeToomvmt #niunamenos #yositecreo #ThisIsGlobal #solidarity #solidaridad #lamanada @womensmarchbcn @womensmarchglobal Sending love + courage to all my friends and reSisters in the USA - wearing black in solidarity, and with bracelets from my grandmothers, necklace from my sister (@waterstreetprojects ), earrings from my mother, and photo by my partner @jason_m_keith 💜✊🏼
And today we learn of a 2nd brave woman stepping forward... RP @womensmarch WOMEN. ARE. WATCHING. . . . IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A letter titled “Women’s March on Kavanaugh: Withdraw.” The content of the letter reads: “Brett Kavanaugh’s history with women shows he is 100% unqualified to serve on the Supreme Court, and he should withdraw immediately. His nomination was an affront to women from the start, and any continuation of these hearings will be seen by women as a war on survivors of sexual assault. The #MeToo movement exposed the horrific reality that far too many survivors live, but there is a better path. Women deserve better, survivors deserve better, and we are here to demand better for Dr. Blasey Ford, for Deborah Ramirez, and all of us. Donald Trump’s essential message, that women, femmes and girls are worth nothing in the eyes of our government, is wrong. Women are watching. It is past time for Kavanaugh to withdraw, and the Republicans who have championed him will pay in November. You don’t get to be a rape apologist and stay in office. Not on our watch. #believewomen #believesurvivors #metoo #metoomvmt #cancelKavanaugh
Perfect last day in London, after 4 days full of meetings, Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art @tate - mind-blowing works by some favorite artists + new discoveries. 1)Martha Boto, Perpetual Motion, 1965. 2)Hans Finsler, Two Eggs, Positive, c.1925. 3)Kira Hiromu, Circles plus Triangles, c.1928. 4)Barbara Kasten, Photogram Painting Untitled 78/2, 1978. 5)Jay DeFeo, Untitled, 1973. 6-7) Stan Douglas, JNNJ + QAAQ, 2016. 8)Thomas Ruff, r.phg.07, 2013. #artlover #photographylover #abstractphotography #shapeoflight
Enjoyed today's London meetings with editors at publishers of many of my favourite books: William Heinemann, Harvill & Secker, Jonathan Cape. *My skirt matches the Penguin logo but the pattern is cats, not penguins.🐧🐈
The 1st time I met this amazing woman, @zanibmian , was back in June after I started representing her. Today was to celebrate the deal with a major UK children's publisher that will be announced very soon!👏🌟 #lovebeingaliteraryagent
My first visit to the recently renovated Mercado Sant Antoni and loved how they preserved the ancient wall underneath it. The food market was closed but enjoyed browsing in the Sunday book market, and finding a 1979 magazine with a photo essay of eternally beautiful #jeanseberg 💔 #sundayafternoon #barcelona
So proud of @amirahmadiarian for writing such a brave + beautiful essay, and for having it published in @guernicamag ! The essay includes drawings Amir made at age 6-7 during the Iran - Iraq war and it is one of the most original and powerful testimonies I have ever read about the lifelong impact of war or PTSD experienced during childhood. It is also a heartfelt, must-read warning to those of us fortunate enough to have never had to live through war. 👏👇 https://www.guernicamag.com/fragments-from-a-war-torn-childhood/👈 Any literary fiction editors out there: look out for the submission of Amir Ahmadi Arian's first novel (in English) soon this autumn.
Great to be at the biggest Spanish publishing party of the year, when we reconnect after the summer: XII Premi RBA de Novela Policiaca, this time won by Walter Mosley. Loved his speech about the essential role of crime writers around the world in pursuing the two most important elements of human life: truth and justice: Those who collect the wages of sin are answerable to our stories which detail their crimes.
Standing with migrants in #BARCELONA (5/9) filling the street in front of the EU Delegation building after 116 Moroccans were pushed back over the wall in Ceuta. To the EU we say #nadieesilegal #papelesparatodos #todossomosmigrantes ! To the US we say #EndFamilyDetention #FamiliesBelongTogether #nobannowall #EndZeroTolerance ! And everywhere we say RESPECT #humanrights ! This also happens to be the theme of Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 #fbm18 #onthesamepage
Holidays are over. Back to working life! Thank you @barcelonametropolitan for featuring me in A Day in the Life column for August. 👇https://www.barcelona-metropolitan.com/living/business/a-day-in-the-life-jessica-craig/👈 I know some Americans in Barcelona would rather not think about what is happening back in the US. And, I know some people in publishing think we should keep work separate from politics. But, I believe we are now living in a time when every one of us needs to decide what kind of world we want to live in, what kind of world we want for the next generation, and what each of us can do to make a difference. In a city as international as Barcelona, linked to the US through education, business and tourism, there is a lot we can do here to raise awareness and to make a positive impact. In my work as a literary agent of multicultural authors, many of whom are immigrants, I see my role as a champion of their voices as inextricably linked to my role as an activist for human rights.
Loved opening this package received during August holidays - first time a novel by one of my authors (@chigozieobioma ) has been adapted + published as a play (@nickhernbooks ). And #TheFishermen (script by Gbolahan Obisesan @obiscoco, starring Michael Ajao as Ben and Valentine Olukoga as Obembe) won the @thestageuk Edinburgh Award at @edfringe 2018! In September it tours England and I'm excited to see it in London @arcolatheatre (17-22 Sept) after first loving it when it opened in Manchester @homemcr @nptheatre 👏👏
End of perfect two weeks with this beach a short, enchanting walk from campsite. #lastdayofholidays #asturias