Agnes started her studies in English and Language and Linguistics at the University of Aberdeen in 2016. After graduation she went on to a postgraduate degree in Publishing Studies (Mlitt) at University of Stirling which she graduated from in 2021.
Agnes was first introduced to the world of foreign rights through an internship at Koja Agency in 2019. Shortly after the completion of her postgraduate studies, she joined Bonnier Rights as the coordinator for children’s rights.
Maria Montner has worked at Bonnier Rights since the agency first began in 2003. After a few years as Editorial Assistant at Albert Bonnier Förlag, she joined the new Bonnier Group Agency building the administrative structure for handling contracts. Since then, her role has expanded to incorporating foreign rights to older titles on Bonnier Right’s list and handling all renewals and permissions, negotiating adult fiction contract agreements with our counterpart as well as liaising with editors and co-agents about the finer points of publishing contracts.
Maria manages international rights for long-standing authors and estates such as Harry Martinson, Vilhelm Moberg and Dag Hammarskjöld. She has a profound interest in both administrative work and literature which makes her an invaluable member of the team. Aside from her work at the agency Maria also works as a trained artist and painter and spends Fridays in her studio.
Matilda finished her BA in Comparative Literature and Publishing Studies from Lund University in 2019. During her time in Lund, she also did English Studies and spent a term at Sussex University in Brighton studying Art History.
First introduced to Bonnier through an internship at Bokförlaget Max Ström, Matilda later joined the Bonnier Rights team in 2020 as a coordinator for Illustrated Non-Fiction and Children’s Literature. In 2021 she took over the Illustrated and Practical Non-Fiction list as a Foregin Rights Manager.
Matilda is now the main contact for all Illustrated and Practical Non-Fiction titles. She is very interested in crafts and likes to explore new ways to express her creativity though not only yarns and fabrics but also through baking, cooking and painting. She dreams of having her own garden and greenhouse where she can grow tomatoes and flowers. These interests combined with her love for books makes her always in the lookout for the best new titles in illustrated non-fiction.
Johanna finished her BA in Swedish & European Literature from Stockholm University in 2014. Before proceeding her education with Publishing Studies at Stockholm University, she spent one term in Argentina, immersing herself in Latin American Literature. Shortly after finalizing her exams in 2016, she joined Nordin Agency as junior agent.
After a few years as Literary Agent, primarily working with widely acknowledged crime authors, Johanna switched gears to explore the Scandinavian tech-startup scene. This added to her skillset in fun and unexpected ways. She joined Bonnier Rights in 2021. Since January 2022, she oversees the Fiction & Narrative Non-Fiction lists and is leading the team together with Madelene.
Well-acquainted with crime fiction and its many sub-genres, Johanna enjoys even the most blood dripping, gnarly stories and gets her kicks from coming across ‘the next big thing’. Meanwhile, her true passions lie in literary fiction and poetry, and she is always on the lookout for new pencil sharpening essayists.
Madelene started her BA in English Literature and History at the University of Edinburgh, before transferring to Umeå University to read Swedish literature and history. She then went on to study Comparative Literature and Publishing Studies at the University of Uppsala.
Since 2021 Madelene works as Senior Agent for Fiction and Narrative Non-Fiction. She joined Bonnier Rights as Agency Coordinator in 2017, before becoming Senior Coordinator in early 2019. She was first introduced to Bonnier through an internship at Wahlström & Widstrand, and immediately felt at home.
Madelene represents Swedish authors worldwide, and is the main contact for all co-agents and their respective territories. Madelene has a personal affinity for ‘big think’ non-fiction, women’s fiction, multi-generational sagas, and contemporary fiction by traditionally marginalized voices, but is always interested in finding new authors within all genres of adult fiction and non-illustrated non-fiction written in the Nordic languages. Please follow the submission guidelines on our website to submit your work for review.
Eleonoora Kirk was born in Helsinki and raised and educated in the United Kingdom where she completed a Masters Degree at the School of Oriental and African studies at the University of London.
She joined Bonnier Rights as a literary agent in February 2018, working out of her strategic base in London, after freelancing as an agent for a year-and-a-half selling rights for a number of prestigious Finnish authors. Before working at Bonnier, she was an agent at Andrew Nurnberg Associates in London for five years, where she worked with the Dutch and Scandinavian territories.
Drawing on her lifelong love of reading and foreign languages, she found a niche for herself selling translation rights for a diverse list of authors from around the world, including Maeve Binchy, Dan Brown, Jackie Collins, Don DeLillo, Harper Lee, Doris Lessing, and many others.
Eleonoora represents Swedish and Finnish authors worldwide and also sells film and TV rights for selected authors. She has an affinity for literary fiction, crime fiction, thrillers, and narrative non-fiction, particularly in the fields of nature writing, social sciences, arts and culture, and memoirs.
Mathilde Coffy started her publishing career in the Foreign Rights Department of Gallimard Jeunesse in Paris. She then moved to London to become Rights Manager at Andersen Press, an independent children’s book publisher. A few years later, she moved to Stockholm and started working at Bonnier in 2016, taking care of the translation rights of children’s books.
She studied fine arts and publishing and then completed a Master’s Degree in political science and intercultural communications. Her studies took her to the US for two years, in Utah and then Virginia. Her first ever job in the world of books was as a bookseller at a small Barnes and Noble college bookstore in rural Massachusetts, in the summer of 2001. Afterward, she also worked in bookstores in France, Canada and Ireland.
Literary agenting really is the dream job for her, bringing together her love of books, arts, languages and different cultures.