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Rights round-up


FictionAllen & Unwin has sold US rights to The Dark Lake and City of Stars (both Sarah Bailey) to Grand Central Publishing; and rights to The Dark Lake (Sarah Bailey) in the following territories: UK rights to Atlantic; simplified Chinese rights to Beijing White Horse Time and Culture; Italian rights to Edizioni Piemme, and German rights to C. Bertelsmann. Black Inc. has sold UK rights to Their Brilliant Careers (Ryan O’Neill) to Eye Books. Text has sold Czech and Brazilian Portuguese-language rights to Two Steps Forward (Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist) to Mladá Fronta and Record, respectively; and NZ rights to The Cage (Lloyd Jones) to Penguin Random House New Zealand.

NonfictionBlack Inc. has sold Czech rights to High Voltage: The Life of Angus Young—ACDC’s Last Man Standing (Jeff Apter) to .65 pole via the Kristin Olson Literary Agency.

Children’sAllen & Unwin has sold the following translation rights to Do Not Lick This Book (Idan Ben-Barak & Julian Frost): Slovenian, complex- and simplified-Chinese, French, Turkish, German, Polish and Japanese; North American and UK rights to Pea Pod Lullaby (Glenda Millard & Stephen Michael King); North American rights to I Just Ate My Friend (Heidi McKinnon), The Family with Two Front Doors (Anna Ciddor) and Forgetting Foster (Dianne Touchell); UK rights to A Different Dog (Paul Jennings); simplified Chinese-language rights to On the Farm and On the River (both Roland Harvey); German rights to How to Make a Bird (Martine Murray) and By the River (Steven Herrick); French rights to Anders and the Volcano (Gregory Mackay); Greek rights to The Dismal Daffodil and The Missing Mongoose (both Ursula Dubosarsky); Persian-language rights to four book in the ‘Fizz’ series (Lesley Gibbes & Stephen Michael King), eight books in the ‘D-Bot Squad’ series (Mac Park), and all of Leigh Hobbs’ titles; Japanese rights to The Wolf on the Fold (Judith Clarke); Dutch rights to Diary of a Soccer Star and Diary of a Taekwondo Master (both Shamini Flint); Korean rights to The Thank You Dish (Trace Balla); North American and Korean rights to The Sloth Who Came to Stay (Margaret Wild & Vivienne To); Spanish rights to The Golden Day (Ursula Dubosarsky); and North American and Turkish rights to Small Things (Mel Tregonning).


FictionPenguin Random House has acquired ANZ rights to The Shepherd’s Hut (Tim Winton) via Jenny Darling and Associates. (See news.) Text has acquired world rights to The Death of Noah Glass (Gail Jones); world rights to Off the Record (Craig Sherborne); and world rights to The Cage (Lloyd Jones). (See news.)


Category: Rights round-up