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Rights round-up


FictionText has sold German rights to Two Steps Forward (Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist) to Fischer, Dutch rights to Luitingh-Sijthoff, Canadian rights to HarperCollins Canada, UK & Commonwealth (excluding Canada & ANZ) rights to Two Roads and US rights to Morrow. Allen & Unwin has sold simplified Chinese rights to On the Blue Train (Kristel Thronell) to Lijiang Publishing.

NonfictionAllen & Unwin has sold US rights to The Phoenix Years (Madeleine O’Dea) to Pegasus Books; Hungarian rights to Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren (Sarah Napthali) to HVG Kiado; and the film option to Finding Sanity (Greg de Moore & Ann Westmore) to Sandcastle Studios. Text has sold Italian rights to The Library (Stuart Kells) to Mondador, Japanese rights to Hawakawa Publishing, Korean rights to Hyeonamsa and US rights to Counterpoint.

Children’sHardie Grant Egmont has sold simplified Chinese rights to Ponk! (Edwina Wyatt & Christopher Nielsen), Is Bear Here? (Jonathan Bentley) and Hello to You, Moon (Sally Morgan, Sonny & Biddy); Turkish rights to The Secret Science of Magic (Melissa Keil); Czech rights to the first two books in the ‘Paladero’ series: The Riders of Thunder Realm and The City of Night Neverending (both Steven Lochran); and world audio rights to Tales from a Tall Forest (Shaun Micallef). Text has sold Dutch rights to Beautiful Mess (Claire Christian) to Lemniscaat.



Category: Rights round-up