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Silvia Molteni

Head of Children's Books

Silvia Molteni is the head of the children’s and YA books department at PFD. She manages 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. The Bookseller named Silvia 2019’s Rising Star.


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 and a horror.

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

And that's a rap! Thank you so much gorgeous @KirkleesLibrary crew for the utter JOY of speaking to so many schools at once for #WorldBookDay2021! Librarians producing mini masterpieces is just the stuff of Legends! Off to have a cry over the love for #thomas #thenightbushero

Ooh, fame at last! My story is in Woman's Weekly magazine this week, and my USP seems to be 'it's never too late'! Hopefully it will inspire others to Get On And Do What You Love Most... @PushkinPress @thenovelry

Our 1pm Book Club featured @rosswelford ‘The Dog who saved the World’. Pupils could easily relate to Georgie & after 45mins of captivating text have been left on a cliff-hanger! What will become of Mr Mash? 🐶 @sfmolteni @abc_OCTF @WorldBookDayUK

I'm so, so happy and grateful for this @Mat_at_Brookes - it's that uncertain time between handing in the manuscript and publication, and this has helped so much! :) @sarahodedina @sfmolteni @PoppyBookPR

So, we were going to announce our #Agent121Weekend but our subscribers snapped up places before we could tell you, and it SOLD OUT in 48 hours!

Shall we run another one? Which agents would you like to see?

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Nominated by the ONE and ONLY #Stormzy 🙃 What a gorgeous couple of hearts, inspiring children around the world to set up #lemonaid stalls for #refugees too. #FridayFeeling? Landed.⚡
👆🏾 @HachetteKids @PFDAgents
@sfmolteni @lenamccauley @domdelaking @PippaCurnick @o_refugee 👆🏾

#WhenwegotLostinDreamland is the brilliant new novel, for 10+ by @rosswelford

Sam, aged 11, had the chance to ask Ross some questions about the book & his inspiration.

Read the Q&A + download an extract & free teaching resources here:


In five weeks time my new book will be published ARGH I mean YAY. Starboard was called 'a fabulously entertaining, hugely inventive novel of epic adventure' by @fionanoblebooks at The Bookseller. You can pre-order it from:

Nearly four months (wild) since my debut book was released! You can still get copies from @gaystheword or @Waterstones and @Foyles - Reviews are also really welcomed they are such a support thanks so much!

The brilliant @OnjaliRauf has picked out her favourite books about kindness and compassion - they're all perfect reads for #KindnessWeek (as are Onjali's stories, for that matter!)

Take a look at her recommendations here:

Got myself some witchy candles. 🌑🕸🕷 Back to writing!

An interview where I talk a bit about my writing process, as well as the challenge of writing a character with OCD.

Happy publication day @ELatimerWrites, #WitchesOfAshAndRuin is out today in paperback 🤩🎉🧙🏻‍♀️

"The gods are hunting.
An ancient evil will wake.
The witches are gathering."

@LittleBrownYR #yabooks #YAFantasy

KICKSTART your week by helping gorgeous Max raise as much as he can for #homeless charity @hopehouseessex by running 3k A DAY for 30 DAYS (say what now!?). I am FLOORED #thenightbushero played a small part in it😊 Little heroes everywhere #MondayMotivation

Thank you to @OnjaliRauf for yesterday’s incredibly inspiring and moving event with Year 6 pupils, discussing how her friendship with a homeless man, Thomas, was the inspiration behind her latest book ‘The Night Bus Hero’ #FestivalofLiterature #books #reading #writing #schools

I'm soooo excited to see proofs of THE THREE IMPOSSIBLES flying into the world! Thank you, @PoppyBookPR and @PushkinPress!


From the author of School for Nobodies comes THE THREE IMPOSSIBLES by @SusieNottBower, an epic adventure full of strange creatures, mysterious curses and mind-bending conundrums.

Find out more!

.@HarperCollinsCh are delighted to offer schools the chance to have a free virtual visit from highly acclaimed author Nicola Skinner. Nicola will share how the SS Great Britain inspired her latest book & how she blends fact & fiction. Find out more here:

And STORM ⚡️is a paperback! To celebrate, I’m running a SMASHING #BookGiveaway with THREE signed copies up for grabs.
To enter:
1. Follow me! 😊
2. RT this tweet
3. Tell me the spookiest ghost train you’ve ever been on! 👻🚂

Winners picked 12pm, Sunday. UK only. Good luck! x

Up next:
#LottieLuna and the Giant Gargoyle by @fivekingdoms sees Lottie in a talent competition
#Storm by @skinnerwrites follows Frances, born in a storm and raging still, even after death
#SkulduggeryPleasant and Valkyrie are on a secret mission in #SeasonsofWar by @DerekLandy