About us

The Wrong Cat Right Agency is a literary agency dedicated to illustrated books for all ages. Wrong Cat supports its artists at every step of the editorial process, optimizing projects, presenting proposals, negotiating contracts and providing directions, services and editorial advice.
Wrong Cat does more than just offer their represented works, but also develop at their best the projects that are still under construction, encouraging collaboration between authors and illustrators, and between the illustrators and the publishers. 
Our crew is made up of editors specialized in children’s and illustrated books, experts in the field of rights negotiation, creatives who are able to make the most of every single project and qualified collaborators for editorial activities, text editing and visual communication.

Giovanni Lamanna
The agent

Giovanni Lamanna is the founder of Gilam Agency, representing about 25 writers and 5 Italian label publishing. He trained as a journalist, and was one of the founders of the Spartaco Edizioni, of which he was editorial director for almost fifteen years. He is a teacher in courses and workshops dedicated to publishing, writing, communication and the work of a literary agent, with particular reference to copyright law.

Erika De Pieri
The creative

Erika De Pieri made her debut in 2005 as a comic book author, earning a mention as best newcomer at the Carlo Boscarato Award in 2006. She pursued then her career as author and illustrator for children and started a long collaboration with the publishing house Lavieri in 2009. In addition to her illustration work for DeAgostini, Paoline, Dami, Nuinui editions, Mondadori, she subsequently added works of Charachter and Ambient design for Atlantyca.