Transit Lounge sells rights to Rawson’s ‘From the Wreck’ to Picador UK
Melbourne-based independent publisher Transit Lounge has sold world English-language rights (ex-ANZ) to Jane Rawson’s 2017 novel From the Wreck.
Picador UK associate publisher Ravi Mirchandani acquired rights to the literary speculative-fiction novel, which he described as ‘a remarkable feat of both writing and imagination’.
Transit Lounge publisher Barry Scott said, ‘We are delighted that such a highly original novel, and one which we treasure so much, will reach a broader international audience. We’d particularly like to thank those Australian writers that truly loved the book too and helped to promote it to overseas publishers. It reaffirmed to us that we do have a very supportive and generous community of writers in Australia.’
Scott also credited UK book blogger Simon Savidge of Savidge Reads for helping promote the book to a British audience. ‘Simon raved about the book and couldn’t understand why it wasn’t available overseas,’ said Scott.
‘I’m so delighted,’ said author Rawson. ‘It’s still sinking in. Having the same publisher as China Mieville is exceptionally thrilling.’
From the Wreck is slated for an April release in the UK.