Thomas Mala starts as editor at Forlaget Press

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Thomas Mala will start as an editor at Forlaget Press, but he does not cut the ties to Northern Stories.

- This is the dream job, so I simply could not say no. Since I finished my literary studies in the early 2000s, a position as a publishing editor has been an ambition, says Thomas Mala.

Jan 5, 2021

Now came the opening, at his old workplace Forlaget Press, where Mala worked for a number of years as Sales and Marketing manager – until he started the agency Northern Stories in March 2017 together with Astrid Dalaker.

In January, he will be in place as an editor in Kongens gate. The next few months will offer a smooth transition from the agency to the publishing job, until he is in a full editor job over the summer. But he does not intend to let go of his involvement in Northern Stories:

- This is a long-term commitment for me. I will still be involved in the agency, and have 50/50 ownership with Astrid Dalaker, says Thomas Mala.

Standing strong

- I have a great understanding that Thomas makes the choice he now makes, and I am glad that he wants to be part of the team also in the future, says Astrid Dalaker, who is not worried about the agency’s future:

- This means that we must make some adjustments about how we organize our work internationally. In practical terms, this means, among other things, that we have now entered into cooperation with skilled sub-agents in both France and Italy, which will strengthen our presence in these countries, says Astrid Dalaker, and adds:

- Northern Stories is today stronger than ever, and we see particularly exciting movements on the TV and film front. There we hopefully have some great news to offer in the near future.


Turkish agents

Meet our co-agents in Turkey

Feb 24, 2021

Kalem Agency is a literary agency founded in Istanbul, Turkey, and is one of those who builds bridges between books and languages. They represent numerous renowned Turkish authors, and work as co-agents for foreign publishers and literary agencies They also organize ITEF, an international literary festival and a fellowship programme every year.

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Meet Vincent our co-agent in Taiwan and China

Feb 24, 2021

BIG APPLE AGENCY celebrated its 33rd anniversary in 2020. They work with translation rights into Mainland China and into Taiwan and Hong Kong. We’ve asked Vincent to tell us a little more about these markets, and where to travel when we get the possibility again.

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Meet Jitka, our co-agent in Prague

Feb 15, 2021

Jitka Nemeckova is working with our books in three Countries: The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia. In this interview you can read more about her and her markets. And get ideas on cites to visit when in Prague. She also shares the recipe for the traditional Christmas pastry Vánočka. If you manage this, you can consider yourself a real baker!

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Meet our co-agents in Budapest

Feb 5, 2021

To be a successful agency you need to cooperate with the right people. And we are so lucky to be cooperating with a lot of extremely professional co-agents around the world, so it’s about time you get to meet them! First out is Judit Herman, who is in charge of Andrew Nurnberg Literary Agency Budapest, and who handles our rights in Hungary and Croatia.

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Brage to Thomas Horne

Nov 24, 2020

The prestigious Brage-prize has been awarded to Thomas Horne’s The Big Guide to Climate-Friendly Living . A huge congratulations to Thomas!