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j o l n e s – Joint Learning in Northern European Studies

Northern European Studies – and then what?

A video series on career prospects by j o l n e s

Episode 4: Literary Agent

The language of the video is German. German and English subtitles can be set optionally.



Antje Hartmann works as a Literary Agent. She studied Scandinavian Studies and English Studies in Cologne, Münster and Aarhus. After finishing her studies, she worked one year in the Rights Department of a German publishing house in Hamburg. Still living in Hamburg, she now works at Kossack Literary Agency. Antje represents authors from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark. Furthermore, she is selling translation rights to Scandinavia & Finland for various German-speaking publishing houses and to Germany for clients in Scotland, Ireland and the U.S.



Date The interview was conducted on August 26 2020 at the University of Cologne, Department for Scandinavian and Finnish Studies.
Interviewed by Anja Ute Blode
Cinematography and Editing Celine Junk, Janine Klösges, Adam Polczyk
Transcript by: Anja Ute Blode, Anne-Katrin Heinen
j o l n e s – Design Heide Matz
Produced by University of Cologne, Department for Scandinavian and Finnish Studies



Further short videos with Antje Hartmann

Alumni Scandinavian Studies: A literary agent’s favourite book

Alumni Scandinavian Studies: A literary agent about her favourite TV series

Alumni Scandinavian Studies: The best music for a bus trip through Scandinavia

Alumni Scandinavian Studies: Thinking back to the days of studying