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About Kalpa

We are a full-service literary agency born in Paris in 2018. We strive to provide solid, practical advice and support for our authors, not just in relation to their literary work, but across every other aspect of our representation of them. 

Our aim is to ensure that our clients retain more creative control and receive greater respect for their rights, whether by a publisher or a film or television production company, making these contracts work harder, while gaining greater exposure and opportunities.


Meet The Kalpa Team

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MARINA ALONSO DE CASO, Founder and director

Marina has worked both for French and Spanish-language publishers, where she was trained in translated literature and rights-related positions. Prior to establishing the Kalpa Agency, she was part of the foreign literature team at Éditions Gallimard

She holds an executive program in Creative Industries Network from RIC/IED (Red de Industrias Creativas) and a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle,

A native of the island of Mallorca, Marina has lived and worked in different cities across the globe, including Barcelona, Berlin, Mexico City and Paris.



Born and raised in rainy San Sebastian, Leyre Veras Preciado moved to even rainier and colder United Kingdom to study English Literature with the speciality of Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick, where she is currently in her final year.

During her third year of university, Leyre had the opportunity to move to the tropics and study for a year in the National University of Singapore, enabling her to further her studies in comparative literature.

Kalpa (Sanskrit: कल्प ) — The passing of time on a grand, cosmological scale