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montse yanez


Montse F-Yañez was born in Barcelona (Spain) and studied law at the Barcelona University.

Her father, Julio F-Yañez, founder of the Agency in the late sixties, was for several years a publishing director as well as a freelance journalist and translator.

Born in a family where arts have always prevailed and surrounded by books and music she developed from a very early age a great interest in reading. She began to work at the Agency when she was very young assisting in the evaluation of books and attending International Fairs. She began her career full time in the company in late1986 and since then has continued to grow the agency.

Some of the authors whose rights have been sold through her agency are: Adam Johnson , Elizabeth Strout, Robert D.Kaplan, Scott Turow, Charlaine Harris , Noah Gordon, Brandon Sanderson , Maya Angelou, Kristin Hannah, Annie Proulx, David Safier, Christopher Paolini , Nina Sadowsky ,  Eckhart Tolle , Ta-Nehisi Coates,  and  J.P.Delaney,among others.

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Lora Fountain was born in America of Irish, Welsh and English descent. She has been a cartoonist, editor, developer of educational materials and an independent video producer before becoming a literary agent. After living in London and Barcelona for several years, she moved to Paris and founded a literary agency in 1985 to sell translation rights for books from English to the French market.

Lora’s taste in literature is rather eclectic, ranging from picture books for children to literary fiction and everything in between, but graphic novels are a particular specialty of hers. The Agency now has clients from Australia , Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Spain, the UK and the United States and sells children’s books and graphic novels into France, Holland, Italy, Portugal and Spain.



Zoë has designed more than 250 books and has been awarded six times at the Australian Book Design Awards. Zoë lectures in the School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney where she runs a research studio investigating the evolution of books in the digital age. She writes a column on book culture and reading for The Conversation, and is President of the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA).



Linda has extensive experience as a publisher and editor, and has taught courses in publishing, editing and writing for UTS, the Australian Society of Authors and the NSW Writers’ Centre. For ten years she was a publisher with HarperCollins, and previously worked with Random House and Pan Macmillan. She is now a freelance editor and publishing consultant, and is co-founder and editor of the free online book review the Newtown Review of Books.

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Alissa is a Sydney-based book designer who has worked in-house at Allen & Unwin and Penguin Random House. When not designing for commercial publishing houses, Alissa also works closely with writers to create artist’s books and typographic works. She is also a co-founder of BookEating Press, a boutique publishing company. She was awarded Young Designer of the Year at this year’s Book Design Awards.



Alexandra Nahlous has eighteen years’ editorial and publishing experience. She began her editing career at Lansdowne Publishing, where she worked on illustrated books and cookbooks, then moved to Allen & Unwin, where she remained for the next nine years, progressing her career to editorial manager. At Allen & Unwin she worked across all genres, including academic, business, illustrated, narrative non-fiction and fiction. In 2009 Alex won the 2009/2010 Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship and she spent three months in New York working with publishers and exploring the world of women’s fiction, which is her passion. On her return she moved to Pan Macmillan, where she published commercial fiction. Alex is now a freelance editor and publishing consultant specialising in narrative non-fiction and fiction. She also works with authors to assess, develop and edit manuscripts. Between 2013 and 2016 Alex taught the Professional Editing course at the University of Technology, Sydney.



Douglas established Douglas Frost Photography in 2008. Previous careers in architecture and lighting design have naturally led to a specialisation in architectural photography.

Douglas also has a deep interest in people and place and enjoys highlighting them in his professional and personal photography in unexpected ways.