“Books Find Their Way to Readers”: The Barcelona Literacy Agency Casanovas & Lynch

I SIT WITH María Lynch and Sandra Pareja in the sixth-story office of Casanovas & Lynch, a literary agency in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona. Lynch is a partner at the agency, Pareja does foreign rights, and both of them are also literary agents. We talk about the many roles an agent plays in getting […] The post “Books Find Their Way to Readers”: The Barcelona Literacy Agency Casanovas & Lynch appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

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iPad users may not become book readers, report finds

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