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Rights round-up

Sales

Fiction

Text has sold Chinese rights to The Broken Shore (Peter Temple) to China South Booky; and world audio rights to The Cage (Lloyd Jones) to Bolinda.

Wild Dingo Press has sold North American and UK rights to The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree (Shokoofeh Azar) to Europa Editions, via Natasha Solomun at the Rights Hive and Clive Newman at The Newman Agency. (See news.)

Nonfiction

Allen & Unwin has sold simplified Chinese character rights to Southeast Asia 12th Edition (Milton Osborne); and Russian rights to Emergencies Only (Amanda McClelland).

Black Inc. has sold Vietnamese rights to The Big Four: The Curious Past and Perilous Future of the Global Accounting Monopoly (Stuart Kells & Ian Gow) to Saigon Books Cultural.

Golvan Arts Management has sold ANZ rights to The Real Life Salon (Doris Brett & Kerry Cue) to Pan Macmillan for publication in May 2019.

Text has sold Dutch rights to Europe: A Natural History and The Eternal Frontier (both Tim Flannery) to Atlas Contact.

Children’s

Berbay Publishing has sold world French rights to Head and Tails: Insects (John Canty) to Editions du Genévrier.

Walker Books Australia has sold US rights to Little Lunch: Triple the Treats (Danny Katz, illus by Mitch Vane) to Candlewick; Azerbaijan rights to Bob the Railway Dog (Corinne Fenton, illus by Andrew McLean) to Teas Press; and UK rights to the following titles to Walker Books UK: Small Spaces (Sarah Epstein); Duck! (Meg McKinlay, illus by Nathaniel Eckstrom); Maya and Cat (Caroline Magerl); and The Turnkey (Allison Rushby).

Acquisitions

Fiction

Text has acquired world rights to Preservation (Jock Serong); world rights to Wintering (Krissy Kneen) via the Jane Novak Literacy Agency; world rights to an untitled ‘Wyatt’ novel (Garry Disher) via Jenny Darling and Associates; world rights to Songbird (Ingrid Laguna) via Curtis Brown; world rights to A Season on Earth (Gerald Murnane); and ANZ rights to Exploded View (Carrie Tiffany) via Lutyens and Rubinstein.

Children’s

Walker Books Australia has acquired world rights to the following titles: Fish Kid and the Mighty Marine Iguana and Fish Kid and the Mega Manta Ray (Kylie Howarth); Jarrah’s Red Ribbon (Kylie Howarth); How to Make a Bird (Meg McKinlay, illus by Matt Ottley); Noodle Bear (Mark Gravas); Henry Turnip (working title, Chloe Jasmine Harris); A Big Hug from a Little Mouse (Lisa Kerr); and Nature Storybook: Kookaburra (Claire Saxby, illus by Tannya Harricks).

Text has acquired world rights to Sugar (Carly Nugent); and ANZ rights to A Winter’s Promise (Chrstelle Dabos) via Gallimard Jeunesse.

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