Craig moves to Barcelona's Pontas

Craig moves to Barcelona's Pontas

Jessica Craig, currently co-director of adult translation rights at United Agents in London, will be joining the Pontas Literary & Film Agency, based in Barcelona. She will start on September 1st 2014.

Pontas’ founder and director, Anna Soler-Pont, said of the appointment: "We are fully convinced that Jessica Craig's professional skills and network are exactly what we need to move on, to increase the results for our clients, to enlarge the list of English language authors and to bring Pontas to a completely international level of action.”

Robert Kirby, co-head of Literary at United Agents said of Craig’s move: “As a founding agent of United Agents she was a rock in that stormy sea and under her leadership our translation rights department has become formidable. Working alongside Linda Shaughnessy, Jessica played a significant role in the successful integration of A P Watt into United Agents and she leaves us in very good shape. We wish her every success with Pontas.”

Craig has had an international career, spending 10 years in New York, two years in Edinburgh and seven years in London. She commented on her next step: “Throughout my career I've enjoyed building bridges between publishers and authors, connecting people from one country to another over the love of a brilliantly written story.  Now I'll be bridge building in new directions, while discovering writers who deserve to reach an international readership.”

She added: “I'm sure that in spending some years in the beautiful city of Barcelona and joining Anna Soler-Pont and the intrepid Pontas team I will be even more energized and impassioned than ever before to spread my wings as a truly international agent and to nurture the careers of new authors."