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HARMATAN

By Ivan Sršen

Cortoliterary

Matchmaking Literature and Film 2018

ORIGINAL TITLE

Harmattan

english titlE

Harmattan

 

 

 

WRITER

Ivan Sršen

 Ivan Sršen

Ivan Sršen

WRITERS BIO

Ivan Sršen (1979), author and publisher, graduated in history and linguistics. He edited numerous editions from the sphere of music, politics, economy and literature. In 2008 he co-founded Sandorf Publishing, which is today one of the strongest independent houses in the region.

LOGLINE of the book

A young Nigerian emigrant Uhunoma, after a couple of years spent strayed across the Old Continent in search of a better life, ends up in a German prison somewhere in Bavaria for not having valid documents for staying in the EU.

synopsis of the book / STORY

Harmattan is a novel about a young Nigerian emigrant Uhunoma who, after a couple of years spent strayed across the Old Continent in search of a better life, ends up in a German prison somewhere in Bavaria for not having valid documents required for staying in the territory of the EU. In prison, she meets women from around the world, each carrying their own burden of remorse, bitterness and frustration with being imprisoned.

Third book, and first novel by the young Croatian author Ivan Sršen brings an elaborate story about destinies of emigrant and immigrant women in contemporary Europe. The novel got its title, Harmattan, from a very dry wind that blows in West Africa by winter and brings large amounts of sand from Sahara. In the Bavarian prison, the protagonist Uhunoma meets a number of imprisoned women, each of them having a dramatic story to tell.

WRITERs statement

By the agreement with Corto Literary Agency, the author gives his consent that the agency will represent his work in his best interest.

pUBLISHER company profile

Corto Literary Agency is the only literary agency in Croatia specialized in international rights sales. It represents the best Croatian and a number of authors from South-Eastern Europe worldwide. As a co-agent the agency represents foreign publishers, literary agencies and authors, mostly from United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, France, Israel, Spain and South America.

pUBLISHERS bio

 Diana Matulić

Diana Matulić

Diana Matulić is a literary agent and editor with a longstanding experience in publishing and agenting business. For ten years she have worked as a foreign literature editor at largest and most prominent Croatian publishing companies in order to open her own literary agency, the first in Croatia, in 2016. with a vision to broader global readership with the finest voices from the SE region.

MAIN AWARDS / FESTIVALS OF WRITER

Festival of Thessaloniki

PAST MAIN PUBLICATIONS OF WRITER

The novel has been presented to international editors and publishers at the book fairs in London, Frankfurt, Prague and Belgrade.

MAIN BIBLIOGRAPHY & SELECTION IN MAIN FESTIVALS OF PUBLISHER

The novel has been presented to international publishers and agents at London, Frankfurt, Prague and Belgrade book fairs.

AUDIOVISUAL RIGHTS HIGHLIGHTS BY PUBLISHER

Circus Columbia (2010, dir. Danis Tanović)

Project type

Feature Film

genre

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Drama / Crime / Psychological / Adult

SETTING

Women's prison in Bavaria, contemporary, African immigrants

languages

German, Nigerian, English, Croatian

main characters

Uhunoma, Nigerian immigrant / Nana, prisoner

PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AVAILABLE

English translation of the novel, blurbs, quotes, presentation

FILM AND TV REFERENCES (Sample films)

Stranger in Paradise

Orange Is the New Black

Most Beautiful Island

TARGET AUDIENCE AGE

35-45

TARGET AUDIENCE PROFILE

Male/female, interested in the immigrant experience, women's rights and other contemporary issues

LOCATIONS IN WHICH STORY TAKES PLACE

Germany

AGE IN WHICH STORY TAKES PLACE

2010-2020

AVAILABLE RIGHTS

TV (Film and Series)

AVAILABLE RIGHTS FOR TERRITORIES

Global

represented by

Cortoliterary - Diana Matulić

OTHER DOCUMENTS

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