NewSouth sells world English rights for ‘Wild Sea’
NewSouth Publishing has sold world English rights (ex ANZ) to Joy McCann’s Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean to the University of Chicago Press.
NewSouth publisher Elspeth Menzies sold the rights to McCann’s debut, which explores the natural and cultural history of the Southern Ocean, to University of Chicago Press editor Scott Gast, who said the press was ‘delighted’ to be a publishing partner. ‘Skilfully written and deeply researched, Wild Sea takes readers to one of the most remote regions on Earth and expands our appreciation of its mystery, power, and fragility,’ said Gast.
Menzies told Books+Publishing she met with University of Chicago Press editorial director Alan Thomas at the London Book Fair in April and ‘things moved very quickly from there’. ‘We’re delighted—we’ve co-published with them before and they’ve got such a strong list of books about oceans and the relationship between humans and the natural world,’ added Menzies.
Wild Sea will be published in the US in 2019.