Corto Literary Agency represents some of the best and most prestigious writers from
South-Eastern Europe, i.e. the Balkans. It is a territory of diversity; an intersection of various cultures, traditions and practices, a territory that pulsates with creativity and variety.


Our mission is to choose only the finest and the most valuable in our pursuit to bring this talent closer to the international reading audience, to contribute to the open world of new stories, new voices and new ideas that can enrich and change us.


Besides representing authors from the Balkans, Corto Literary works as a co-agent with international publishers and agencies on Central and Eastern European markets. Our main objective is to match the right publishers with the right titles and thus contribute to greater success of our clients.

FEATURED AUTHOR

Corto Literary Agency is proud to welcome Luka Modrić, world’s best footballer, as our new represented author!

Born 1985 in Zadar, Luka Modrić is a professional football player who plays as midfielder for Real Madrid and is the captain of the Croatia national team. Modrić is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of today and the greatest Croatian footballer of all time. In 2018 he became the only footballer in the world to win the four big golden awards for best player in a single year: World Cup Golden Ball, The Best FIFA Men’s Player award, UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award, and Ballon d’Or by France Football. He is married to Vanja Modrić and together they have three children.

In October 2019, Luka Modrić announced the publication of his autobiography.

„His, and therefore our historic World Cup 2018, bears witness of a captain who at the last ounce of his strength, in the last seconds of the overtime, sends a message – one of complete giving. A message of victory and approach. A message of value. And that message is the true raised flag of Luka Modrić. […] Two words that describe him best, I believe, are: a modest genius.“ Zvonimir Boban

„In the analysis of his career, especially looking at his background as a young boy, he is an exemplar to young players that talent outmatches brawn. Luka Modric is the shining example to all young players irrespective of height, stature and strength. My deepest regards to a man who defeated all arguments about physique because he could play!“ Sir Alex Ferguson CBE

FEATURED BOOK

CORTO LITERARY’S FBF 2019 LEADING TITLE

70.000 COPIES IN FIRST PRINT RUN
World’s best footballer tells his story of perseverance against all odds.

From his war-stricken childhood during the nineties in the Croatian War of Independence to the peak of his career – winning the Golden Ball for the best player in the World Cup. This is Luka’s own story, his straightforward and honest words revealing the power of mind and heart of those turning dreams into reality.

MY GAME. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LUKA MODRIĆ
Authors: Luka Modrić and Robert Matteoni
Pages: 367 (photographs and text)
Publication: Corto Literary/Hermes, November 2019

Translation rights sold in 11 countries!
Croatia – Hermes
UK & Commonwealth – Bloomsbury UK
France – Talent Éditions
Hungary – Helikon
Italy – Sperling & Kupfer
The Netherlands – Kosmos Uitgevers
Japan – Toho Shuppan
Korea – Hans Media
Poland – Wydawnictwo Znak
Czech Republic – Nakladatelstvi Prah
Russia – Eksmo

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