NewSouth to publish Bryant’s debut ‘Hysteria’
NewSouth Publishing has acquired world rights to Hysteria, the debut nonfiction book by Adelaide writer Katerina Bryant, via Sarah McKenzie Literary Management.
Hysteria is a hybrid memoir that explores chronic mental illness, women’s mental health throughout history, and finding belonging in the history of hysteria.
NewSouth Publishing commissioning editor Harriet McInerney said: ‘I have long admired Katerina Bryant’s courageous and clever writing, so it’s no surprise that Hysteria is a brilliant debut announcing a major new writer of literary memoir and nonfiction.’
Literary agent Sarah McKenzie said she was ‘delighted’ that NewSouth will publish Bryant’s ‘intelligent and important book’. ‘We hope it will be the start of a much-needed conversation about the medical sector’s treatment of women’s health and “invisible illness”,’ McKenzie said.
Hysteria will be published in May 2020.