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Rights round-up


FictionPenguin Random House has sold Lithuanian-language rights to The Tea Gardens and The Lavender Keeper (both Fiona McIntosh).

NonfictionBlack Inc. has sold Portuguese rights to Destination Simple: Everyday Rituals for a Slower Life (Brooke McAlary) to Clube do Autor. Penguin Random House has sold Dutch-language rights to Dogs with Jobs (Laura Greaves), French-language rights to The First Casualty (Peter Greste), Turkish-language rights to Toddler Taming and Beyond Toddlerdom (both Christopher Green), Hebrew-language rights to The Thirty-Six (Siegmund Siegrich); Polish-language rights to Journey of a Thousand Storms (Kooshyar Karimi), and complex Chinese character rights to Shine: 20 Secrets to a Happy Life (Shannah Kennedy & Lyndall Mitchell).

Children’sFremantle Press has sold Italian rights to Pandamonia (Chris Nixon & Chris Owen) to Carlo Gallucci Editore; and Korean rights to Dungzilla and Brobot (both James Foley) to Booknbean Publishing Co. Hardie Grant Egmont has sold UK and Commonwealth (ex ANZ), Spanish and Hungarian rights to Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds (Jeremy Lachlan, see news). Penguin Random House has sold Dutch, Polish and complex Chinese character rights to Brotherband 7: The Caldera (John Flanagan). Walker Books and Black Dog Books have sold UK rights to Once Upon a Small Rhinoceros (Meg McKinlay & Leila Rudge) to Walker Books UK; and US rights to the following titles to Candlewick Press: The Turnkey (Allison Rushby); A is for Australian Animals (Frané Lessac); Nanna’s Button Tin (Dianne Wolfer & Heather Potter); Dig, Dump, Roll (Sally Sutton & Brian Lovelock); Nature Storybooks: Dingo (Claire Saxby & Tannya Harricks); Nature Storybooks: Gecko (Raymond Huber & Brian Lovelock); Maya and Cat (Caroline Magerl); Duck! (Meg McKinlay & Nathaniel Eckstrom); and Welcome to Country (Aunty Joy Murphy & Lisa Kennedy).


FictionTransit Lounge has acquired world rights to Relatively Famous (Roger Averill); and world rights to Antidote to a Curse (James Cristina).

NonfictionBonnier Publishing Australia has acquired Out There: A Survival Guide for Dating in Midlife (Kerri Sackville) via Pippa Masson at Curtis Brown Australia. (See news.) Transit Lounge has acquired world rights to Magic (Jan Golembiewski); and world rights to What Will be Worn (Melissa Fagan).

Children’sWalker Books and Black Dog Books have acquired world rights to Dingo (Claire Saxby & Tannya Harricks); world rights to Small Spaces (Sarah Epstein, see news); ANZ rights to Stephen Biesty’s Flying Machines (Ian Graham & Stephen Biesty) via Bonnier Publishing; ANZ rights and non-exclusive English-language rights to Front Desk (Kelly Yang) via Trident Media Group; world rights to Maya and Cat (Caroline Magerl); world rights to Nganga: A Collection of Aboriginal Terms and Phrases (Aunty Fay Muir & Sue Lawson); and world rights to Waves (Donna Rawlins, Mark Jackson & Heather Potter).

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