Fiction—Sandy Wagner Creative Agents has sold world rights to Bohemia Beach (Justine Ettler) to Transit Lounge, to be published in August 2018. Jane Novak Literary Agency has sold world rights to Noah’s Time (Gail Jones) to Text; world rights to Wordsmith (Craig Sherborne) to Text; ANZ rights to Flyaway Highway (Norman Lindsay) to Living Book Press; Chinese rights to Voss, A Fringe of Leaves and The Eye of the Storm (all Patrick White) to Zhejiang Publishing; and Chinese and Vietnamese rights to The Tree of Man (Patrick White) to Qingdao Publishing and Taodanbooks respectively.
Nonfiction—Exisle has sold German and Spanish rights to Heartfulness (Stephen McKenzie); and Czech rights to Feed Your Brain (Delia McCabe). Jane Novak Literary Agency has sold world rights to In Danger: A Medical Memoir (Josepha Dietrich) to UQP; and world rights to Traumata (Meera Atkinson) to UQP.
Children’s—Fremantle has sold Italian rights to Pandamonia (Chris Owen, illus by Chris Nixon) to Gallucci Editore. Jane Novak Literary Agency has sold world rights to Paris Syndrome (Lisa Walker) to HarperCollins; world rights to Leave Taking (Lorraine Marwood) to UQP; world rights Lottie Perkins (Katrina Nannestad) to HarperCollins; world rights to Heart and Soul (Carol Ann Martin) to Scholastic; and world rights to Stinky Stories Two (Alex Ratt) to Pan Macmillan. Scribble has sold North American rights to The Underwater Fancy Dress Parade (Davina Bell, illus by Allison Colpoys) to Abrams.
Nonfiction—Scribe has acquired world rights to a collection of comic essays by Sam Wallman, to be published in late 2018.
Category: Rights round-up