About Kontext Agency

Kontext is a literary agency established in 2010, based in Stockholm and specialized in narrative non-fiction from the Nordics in the areas of Investigative journalism, Politics & Current Affairs, History, Biography, Business & Management, Sports and Health & Psychology.

Our aim is to provide quality, activist, narrative non-fiction titles from the Nordic countries to the global market – as a complement we also represent a few exciting, non mainstream authors in the area of fiction.

The philosophy lying behind our list is that every title that joins the agency has to have a global theme that in some way can contribute to activate the masses by informing people and providing educative and cultural assets to every reader.

Rita G Karlsson

Kontext Agency is owned and driven by Rita G Karlsson, a Portuguese native living in Stockholm since many years.

Rita has a degree in Linguistics by Universidade de Lisboa (including independent subjects on Literature, English and Spanish) and an unfinished Master course in Research on Bilingualism by Stockholm University. She has previously worked as a research assistant at the Psycholinguistics department, as a teacher of Portuguese as Foreign Language in CIAL and Folkuniversitetet and as Director of Communications at Tracab.

But it was after a period working at a Literary Agency that everything became clear;

"Books have always been a present friend during all my life and after many years of uncertainty and search, I finally found that the obvious answer has always been there – spreading the word from books with a real story to as many readers as possible is now my goal and my work."

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