What does the work of a literary agent involve? How come the number of literary agencies in Italy has multiplied in recent years? And what changes are underway? Leafing through the letters of Alfabeto Italiano, the page opens at the letter A: A as in Agenzìa, Agenzìa letteraria, literary agency in English, the word on which we alight on this stage of our journey into Italian publishing – a word that in Italy seemed almost exotic not very long ago. With Marco Vigevani and Fiammetta Biancatelli