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Echo sells Meg Keneally’s solo debut to US

Echo Publishing has sold North American rights to Meg Keneally’s debut historical novel Fled to Arcade Publishing.

The novel, which is based on the life of convict Mary Bryant, is scheduled for US publication in July 2019, and for simultaneous release in Australia and the UK (through Bonnier Zaffre) in April 2019.

Arcade Publishing executive editor Cal Barksdale said: ‘We’re delighted to have the opportunity to introduce Meg to American readers through this powerful novel based on a legendary woman in Australian history.’

Echo acquired world rights to Fled, Keneally’s first solo novel, in a two-book deal last year.

Echo publisher Angela Meyer said: ‘We are thrilled to be launching Meg Keneally as a talent in her own right with Fled—a rich and compelling historical novel with an unforgettable main character.’



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