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Rights round-up


FictionAffirm has sold rights to The Nowhere Child (Christian White) in the following territories via Linda Kaplan at Kaplan/DeFiore: UK rights to HarperCollins, US rights to St Martin’s Press, Dutch rights to Bruna, German rights to Goldmann, French rights to Denoel, Italian rights to Teseo, Danish rights to Rosinante, Polish rights to Czarna Owca; and Hebrew rights to Korim Publishing House. (See news.) Brio has sold US and Canadian rights to Rubik (Elizabeth Tan) to Unnamed Press via Rachel Crawford at Wolf Literary. (See news.) Lyn Tranter of Australian Literary Management has sold film and TV rights to The Dark Lake (Sarah Bailey) to Hopscotch Features. (See news.) Robert N Stephenson has sold reprint rights to his sci-fi novel Life Light to Andrew Burt at ReAnimus Press. Text has sold rights to The Stranger (Melanie Raabe) in the following territories: UK & Commonwealth (ex ANZ and Canada) to Macmillan and Canadian rights to House of Anansi; Czech and Brazilian rights to Two Steps Forward (Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist) to Mladà Fronta and Record, respectively; and New Zealand rights to The Cage (Lloyd Jones) to Penguin Random House New Zealand.

Children’sHardie Grant Egmont has sold Dutch, Danish and Korean rights to The Second Sky (Patrick Guest & Jonathan Bentley); Japanese rights to Stitches and Stuffing (Carrie Gallasch & Sara Acton); and Lithuanian rights to Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase (Peter Helliar). Scholastic has sold Brazilian Portuguese rights to Pig the Winner (Aaron Blabey); Canadian rights to One Thousand Hills (James Roy & Noël Zihabamwe); Canadian English-language and French-language rights to Twig (Aura Parker); simplified Chinese-language rights to Little Bear’s First Sleep (Lesley Gibbes & Lisa Stewart); simplified Chinese-language rights to Button Boy (Rebecca Young & Sue DeGennaro); simplified Chinese-language rights to The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog (Sue DeGennaro); French-Canadian rights to Thelma the Unicorn (Aaron Blabey); and Hebrew rights to The Bad Guys Episode 1 and Episode 2 (Aaron Blabey).


NonfictionHardie Grant has acquired Korea: Where the American Century Began (Michael Pembroke, see news). Text has acquired UK & Commonwealth (ex Canada) to Draft No. 4 by John McPhee; and world rights to Land at the Crossroads: An Ecological History of Europe (Tim Flannery).

Children’sText has acquired world rights to The Finder (Kate Hendrick); world rights to AS Normal and the Tunnel of Dreams (Bernard Beckett); and ANZ rights to Bob (Rebecca Stead & Wendy Mass).


Category: Rights round-up