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Silvia Molteni

Literary Agent

Silvia Molteni is the dedicated children’s books Agent at PFD. She is building her own list of clients alongside selling foreign rights in our children’s and YA titles worldwide. Silvia also handles all audio rights for the agency.


What I'm looking for...

I am actively looking for Middle Grade novels, strong and diverse voices with brave narratives and contemporary and realistic settings, edgy, funny and moving Middle Grade fiction.

I am also looking for YA fiction across all genres, but on my wish list at the moment is finding a great psychological thriller.

I am also on the hunt for non-fiction books aimed at children and YA – from memoirs to manuals, popular science and humorous books.

Generally speaking, across MG and YA fiction, I am drawn to voice-driven and character-driven narratives, LGBTQI story-lines and characters, endearing narrators, magical realism and upmarket literary fiction.



Silvia Molteni @sfmolteni

😱 check out this jaw dropping #CoverReveal for #Storm - the extraordinarily moving, funny and original new novel by @skinnerwrites

“You were born raging, Frances Frida Ripley. That’s what happens when you’re born in a storm” ⚡️ ⛈ ☔️

@HarperCollinsCh, April 2020

🇩🇪ES LANDET IN DEUTSCLAND!!!🇩🇪 Also so aufgeregt! Danke @Atrium_Verlag und Katherina! DANKE!!!!

TRANSLATION:Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal. (It's coming to Germaneeeeeeeeeeeeeey!) Thud.

Everyone needs to watch this incredibly inspiring #TedTalk by @OnjaliRauf on the power of Children and #TheBoyAtTheBackOfTheClass 📚🎒

Loving @rosswelford's The Kid Who Came from Space - he told us more about the book in this Q&A on @ReadingZone -

Happy publication day @rosswelford 🎉 #TheKidWhoCameFromSpace hits bookstores today 🛸 brace yourself for the most awesome, nail-biting, interstellar adventure from one of the brighter stars in children's books @HarperCollinsCh

Hi everyone- treats await you! #waterstones customers can buy an EXCLUSIVE edition of #TheKidWhoCameFromSpace with an extra mini-story written exclusively for Britain’s finest bookshop chain. Independent bookshops may well have SIGNED COPIES cos I signed about 400 before Xmas!

A HUGE, ETERNAL HUG to every single bean who read, championed, sold, bought, borrowed, taught & shared these two #bookbabies this year🤗 You've gifted me a #NewYear2020 with so much to hope for💕 @sfmolteni @lenamccauley @domdelaking @HachetteKids - thank you for every moment⚡


I’m SO excited to announce that I have a new standalone fantasy coming out with Scholastic U.K. in May 2020. Please meet THE FOREST OF GHOSTS AND BONES. More below, but PLEASE add it on Goodreads once it's up. I can’t wait for you to read this book. #GhostsandBones

"Our intrinsic sense of right & wrong and justice is never so strong, never so beautiful and never so unshakeable as it is when we were children."

Thank you @OnjaliRauf for #ShowingUp at #TEDxLondonWomen, we can't wait to share your talk in January! 💕

JUST GOT THE NEWS... And I fear I may randomly start hugging people on the street on the way home... If I do, and you need to complain, please direct all complaints to @PFDAgents @HachetteKids 🙊

In December we ask our team to select their favourite reads of the year gone by.

Lead Advisory teacher @Anjalipetal has chosen Sulwe by @Lupita_Nyongo & @VashtiHarrison (@PuffinBooks) and @OnjaliRauf's The Star Outside my Window (@HachetteKids)


It's nearly time... Main goal? #ShowingUp and not letting the phenomenal @tedxlondon team down... 🙈 Thank you @sounddelivery @ThisIsPasha @HachetteKids @PFDAgents for this surreal adventure. 📚 #TheBoyAtTheBackOfTheClass

Congratulations to @john_boyne @YoungSamurai @suecheungstory @Kiran_MH @MHarrison13 @AnthonyHorowitz @wimpykid @DerekLandy @rchllipp @JennyMcLachlan1 @Juliepike Katherine Rundell @lthompsonwrites @rosswelford @AJ_Wils - all nominated by young readers in Berkshire!

today's @thebookseller, with a superb interview with cover star @OnjaliRauf by @fionanoblebooks

How wonderful to see #Bloom on this list! “A riotous, original and timely reminder that sometimes rules are made to be broken.” @skinnerwrites @HarperCollinsCh

Best children's books of 2019: from picture books to young adult

I'm so happy I could cry. @NSPCC's online shop now includes the two #bookbabies!With every purchase helping protect children from abuse, it's a dream come true. Consider getting some of your #Christmas book shopping done here. It might help save a life ❤️

Wonderful to meet @OnjaliRauf today to talk about her upcoming @WorldBookDayUK title featuring the characters from The Boy at the Back of the Class. Interview in @thebookseller later this month

The new (FREE!) @britishlibrary #MarvellousAndMischevious exhibition is now open! Can hardly believe #TheBoyAtTheBackOfTheClass is a part of it!But far more excitingly, it includes the FIRST UK EDITION of #AnneofGreenGables & @roald_dahl manuscripts! See -

The winner of the Shorter Novels category is

The Boy at the Back of the Class by @OnjaliRauf


The overall winner of the Sheffield Children’s Book Award is

The Boy at the Back of the Class by @OnjaliRauf ❤️