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Rights round-up


FictionAllen & Unwin has sold simplified Chinese rights to The Museum of Modern Love (Heather Rose) to Lijiang Publishing Limited; and world Spanish rights to The Lightkeeper’s Wife (Karen Viggers) to Espasa Calpe SA. Text has sold Slovak rights to In Certain Circles (Elizabeth Harrower) to Inaque.

NonfictionAllen & Unwin has sold the film option to The Amazing Mrs Livesey (Freda Marnie Nicholls) to Rick McKenna Entertainment; and the film option to The Memory Code (Lynne Kelly) to Metamorflix. Exisle has sold Greek rights to Smart Start (Margaret Sasse); and Hungarian rights to Heartfulness (Stephen McKenzie). Text has sold Korean rights to Snooze (Michael McGirr) to Hyeonamsa.

Children’sScholastic has sold Chinese rights to the following titles: As Big as You (Sara Acton); The Bad Guys: Episode 4 and Pig the Elf (both Aaron Blabey); Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam, Marmaduke Duck and Bernadette Bear, Marmaduke Duck on the Wide Blue Seas and Marmaduke Duck and the Christmas Calamity (all Juliette MacIver & Sarah Davies); The Magnificent Tree (Nick Bland & Stephen Michael King); The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas (Tony Wilson & Sue deGennaro); and Twig (Aura Parker); Brazilian Portuguese rights to The Bad Guys: Episode 2 (Aaron Blabey); Brazilian Portuguese rights to books one to four in the ‘Ella Diaries series’ (Meredith Costain & Danielle McDonald); Dutch rights to The Bad Guys: Episode 3 (Aaron Blabey); US rights to books three and four in the ‘Pup Patrol’ series (Storm Rescue and Outback Rescue, Sally and Darrel Odgers, illus by Janine Dawson); US rights to Thelma the Unicorn and books five to eight in ‘The Bad Guys’ series (all Aaron Blabey); US rights to Do Your Ears Hang Low? (Jenny Cooper); US rights to Some Mums and Some Dads (both Nick Bland); and UK rights to Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas (Aaron Blabey). Text has sold Italian rights to The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls (Adam Cece) to Salani.


Fiction—Text has acquired world rights to The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow, A Kindness Cup, Reaching Tin River and Drylands (all Thea Astley); UK and Commonwealth (ex Canada) rights to Notre vie dans les forêts and Zoo (both Marie Darrieussecq); and ANZ and North American rights to A Kind of Grace (Jessie Cole).

Children’sText has acquired UK and Commonwealth (ex Canada) rights to Please Ignore Vera Dietz (A S King).


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