Emerging Literary Agents from Eastern Europe

Emerging Literary Agents from Eastern Europe

10 Mar 2020, 13:00 - 14:00

Olympia Room - Grand Hall

The literary agents scene in the Eastern Europe is changing, new professionals emerge aiming to represent books from the region internationally. How has this affected the publishing markets? And does it help to bring more attention to the literature from the Eastern Europe? Three emerging literary agents, representing children’s books from the region will discuss this topic: Benas Bėrantas from Lithuania, Karolina Jaszecka from Poland and Ivan Fedechko from Ukraine.


Organised by Lithuanian Culture Institute, in partnership with Ukrainian Book Institute and as Polish Book Institute.



  • Benas Bėrantas


    Independent Literary Agent

      Benas Bėrantas (born in 1989) is the first and currently the only independent literary agent of children's books from Lithuania. He graduated cum...

  • Karolina Jaszecka


    Literary Agent and Owner

    KA Books

      Karolina Jaszecka is Polish, but she lives in Barcelona. You can meet her in different places pulling a suitcase full of books. Her professional...

  • Ivan Fedechko


    Rights Director

    The Old Lion Publishing House

    Ivan Fedechko graduated from Lviv National University in Ukraine. Since 2013 he has been working in The Old Lion Publishing House (Vydavnytstvo...

  • Ed Nawotka


    Bookselling and International Editor

    Publishers Weekly

      Ed Nawotka is the Bookselling and International Editor of Publishers Weekly. Previously, he edited Publishing Perspectives, which he also founded,...