Walkabout Literary Agency was established in 2014 and since then has been successfully operating in the fields of book publishing and translation rights sales, Film/Tv licensing. We are proud to represent various leading Italian and foreign writers as well as some new and talented voices. WLA represents authors from all around the world in the fields of literary and commercial fiction, children fiction, and general non-fiction. We represent also foreign publishers in the sale of translation rights. Wla it's based in Rome, Italy.
Fiammetta Biancatelli is Owner and Managing Director. She has been a Spanish translator and co-founder of nottetempo edizioni, which has worked as an editor in Italian and translated fiction. She worked also as a press officer in chief and events planner for Publishers and Book Festivals before creating and starting to manage Walkabout Literary Agency.
Ombretta Borgia is Owner and Rights and Contract Manager, she has been a Portuguese translator and she has worked for 12 years as a Foreign Rights Manager for Editori Riuniti, before creating the agency.
As the International Book Fairs are canceled, we are available for virtual meetings with foreign publishers, editors and scouts. We also get started “MEET THE AUTHOR”, a new initiative that gives you the chance to meet some of our writers personally. Click here to find out more
WLA is one of the founders of Adali - Association of Italian Literary agents, established in April 2020.
The association includes 37 among agents and agencies and aims at promoting and supporting the job of literary agents in Italy and representing the interests of the associates.
For all enquires: firstname.lastname@example.org
L'Orchestra rubata di Hitler by Silvia Montemurro - Publishing Solutions (Romania)
La biblioteca segreta di Leonardo by Francesco Fioretti - Publishing Solutions (Romania)
Raffaello. La verità perduta by Francesco Fioretti - Publishing Solutions (Romania)
Viva la vida! by Pino Cacucci - Page Seven (Arabic World)
La malalegna by Rosa Ventrella - Beijing Creative Art 创美时代 (China)
La biblioteca segreta di Leonardo by Francesco Fioretti - Edhasa editorial (Spanish World)
La Partita. Il romanzo di Italia-Brasile by Piero Trellini (option to docu-serie adaptation sold)
Punti di fuga by Pino Cacucci (option to film adaptation sold)
Gli intoccabili by Valerio la Martire (option to film adaptation sold)
Stranizza by Valerio la Martire (option to film adaptation sold)
La malalegna by Rosa Ventrella (option to film/tv series adaptation sold)
Quelli del San Patricio by Pino Cacucci (option to tv series adaptation sold)
Mujeres by Pino Cacucci (option to tv series adaptation sold)
Oltre ogni ragionevole dubbio by Francesco Caringella (option to film adaptation sold)
Korea: Duran Kim Agency
France and Canada: Bam Literary Agency, Paris
Russia and Balcanic countries: Synopsis Literary Agency
Poland: Graal literary agency
Romania: Kessler agency
Hungary: BALLA-SZTOJKOV Literary Agency, Budapest
Turkey: Kalem Agency, Istanbul
Greece: Iris Literary Agency, Athen
China and Shangai: Niu Niu Culture, Beijing
Far and Middle East Countries: FALA - Tell The World!