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Rights round-up



Giramondo Publishing has sold German-language rights to Border Districts (Gerald Murnane) in a two-book deal to Suhrkamp; Arabic-language rights in Egypt to A Million Windows (Gerald Murnane) to Al Karma; and UK and US English-language rights to The Bath Fugues (Brian Castro) to Wundor Editions.

NewSouth Publishing has sold world English-language rights (ex ANZ) to Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean (Joy McCann) to the University of Chicago Press. (See news.)

Penguin Random House Australia has sold North American rights to The Escape Room (Megan Goldin) to St Martin’s Press in a two-book deal via David Gernert of the Gernert Agency. (See news.)

The Viney Shaw Agency has sold world English-language rights (ex ANZ) to An Isolated Incident (Emily Maguire) to Lightning Books. (See news.)

Allen & Unwin has sold Russian-language rights to The Choke (Sofie Laguna); and Croatian-language rights to The Lightkeeper’s Wife (Karen Viggers).


Black Inc. has sold simplified Chinese character rights to 2062: The World That AI Made (Toby Walsh) to China South Booky Culture Media in a pre-empt; Japanese-language and ANZ audio rights to Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World (Andrew Leigh) to Misuzu Shobo and Audible, respectively; film/TV dramatic rights to A Coveted Possession: The Rise and Fall of the Piano in Australia (Michael Atherton) to Film Camp; Japanese rights to The Shortest History of Europe (John Hirst) to Tokyo Shoseki; world audio rights to Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia (Billy Griffiths) to Audible; world audio rights to Mental: Everything You Never Knew You Needed to Know about Mental Health (Steve Ellen & Catherine Deveny) to Bolinda; and world audio rights to A Man Called Yarra (Stan Yarramunua & Robert Hillman) to Bolinda.

Monash University Publishing has sold Indian rights to A Naga Odyssey: Visier’s Long Way Home (Visier Sanyu) to Speaking Tiger Books.


Penguin Random House Australia has sold North American rights to Mr Bambuckles Remarkables (Tim Harris) to Sourcebooks in a three-book deal via Allison Hellegers at Rights People. (See news.)



Ventura Press has acquired world rights to three books in the ‘Birth of the Plantagenets’ series (Blache d’Alpuget) via Jeanne Ryckmans at the Cameron Creswell Agency. (See news.)


Hardie Grant has acquired world rights to an as-yet-untitled travel guide book by Bruce Pascoe. (See news.)

Monash University Publishing has acquired ANZ tights to Island off the Coast of Asia: Instruments of Statecraft in Australian Foreign Policy (Clinton Fernandes) from Rowman and Littlefield US.


Allen & Unwin has acquired ANZ rights to The Other Side of Sky (Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner) in a three-book deal via Caroline Walsh at David Higham Associates on behalf of Adams Literary.

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