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About

Ekström & Garay Rights is a literary agency that represents our authors abroad. We work worldwide with all genres – our focus is the quality and distinctiveness of the manuscript. The agency has extensive expertise in writing, journalism, international markets, and arts.

Some things change, but some don’t. We are innovative thinkers with traditional values – we have our authors’ best interests at heart. We work with our authors in a personal and engaged manner and we understand what true pencraft is all about.

Literary agent

Alexandra Prokopova

Alexandra Prokopova

Literary agent

Zhiduan Jiang (Ariel)

Zhiduan Jiang (Ariel)

Alexandra has a master’s degree in international relations from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. After a decade abroad, studying and working in PR/marketing, as well as in the publishing industry, she has returned to Sweden to pursue a career in the creative field. Her passion is literature, languages and art. Alexandra’s strengths are her negotiation skills and intercultural communication. A language-enthusiast, she is an avid reader and appreciates a nuanced writing style.

Ariel is a media-minded person. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Nanjing University in China and a master’s degree in Media and Communication Studies from Lund University. She has previously worked as a journalist, editor, and radio host. After working at “The Bund”, one of China’s most famous magazines, she continues writing as a freelancer during her spare time. She is of the belief that you can always find truth and happiness within literature. Ariel works predominantly with the Chinese market.

Authors

Kerstin och Johan Höfler

Kerstin and Johan Höfler

Kerstin Höfler is an author and a chief physician in the field of child psychiatry. Kerstin has a PhD in medicine, and a bachelor’s degree in economics. She has been employed as an executive manager at one of Sweden’s largest authorities before retraining to be a doctor.

Johan Höfler is an author and criminal police officer. He has a master’s degree in social work. In the police force, he is specially trained to interrogate children. He has worked as an executive manager in the Swedish state authorities and in healthcare.

Lars Djerf

Lars Djerf

Born in Stockholm in 1944, ordained to the office of priest for the Church of Sweden in 1967. Lars has conducted studies in religious psychology at Uppsala University and art history at Stockholm University. Among his published writings is a biography of Berit Wallenberg (2003). He is currently working on a study about Carl Gustaf Plagemann 1805-1868, the Swedish pharmacist who became an artist.

Helena Sigander

Helena Sigander

Helena Sigander lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She is a M.Sc. in literature and has a degree in theatre studies/directing and was awarded the Gaudeamus’ short story prize in 1991. She has lived in the US as well as France and has written more than twenty-five acclaimed works: novels, short stories, drama and detective stories. She first wrote Helga Gregorius as a stage play, then as a radio theater before the story about Helga was published in book format in Swedish and Kurdish.

For more information go to www.sigander.com.

Johan Norling

John Garpike

John Garpike, born in 1977 in Stockholm, Sweden. Raised on the east coast. Resident and active on the west coast. He is basically a global soul, with a big heart for people, as well as the role we play in time and the universe. Creator and communication specialist, research coordinator, and project manager.

Alexander Skantze

Alexander Skantze

Born 1972, he grew up in Karlskrona and now lives in Stockholm. Alexander has a master’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Stage and Media.

Today he works as a playwright and teaches film and TV storytelling at Stockholm University of the Arts. Alexander is the winner of the literary prize “Katapultpriset” for his novel Grattis Gud (Congratulations God).

Kia Temmes

Kia Temmes

Kia Temmes has a magical gift to share through words. She is active as a Kinesiologist, inspirer, mentor, coach, and author with a long experience of helping people to increase awareness in various ways. Kia has written two books on awareness, produced several guided meditations and guided bedtime stories for children. Kia vlogs about awareness on her YouTube channel, and she is a radio host. Kia is all this and much more, but above all, she is a human being, a fellow human being, a creator who sees opportunities everywhere and has an incredibly big heart and presence.

Jai Thornell

Jai Thornell

For more than 30 years Jai has been running his own company in advertising, communication, and marketing with both large and small national customers. In 1996, he underwent treatment for his alcoholism, and he has been sober ever since. The contact with Alcoholics Anonymous made him set on a spiritual journey. After many courses in personal development and spirituality, he has since 2008 invested in offering courses in these areas himself. Jai is a course leader, therapist, coach, ordained minister, and author.

Submission Guidelines

Please write a formal covering letter where you introduce your book. Pitch your book in your email to us – explain what makes it interesting and unique.

Include information about yourself, your authorship, your education, and your work experience.

Attach a one-page synopsis about the book, as well as the entire manuscript.

Contact

Ekström & Garay Rights
Sankt Petri Kyrkogata 15
222 21 Lund
alexandra@ekstromgarayrights.com
ariel@ekstromgarayrights.com
Tel.: 046-276 00 76