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PRH sells ‘Jane in Love’ to US

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has sold North American rights to Rachel Givney’s forthcoming novel Jane in Love (Michael Joseph) to HarperCollins imprint William Morrow, via Daniel Lazar at Writers House.

Pitched as ‘the charming, romantic, cinematic, feminist, Jane Austen time traveling love story we totally needed right now’, Jane in Love follows a 28-year-old Jane Austen who accidentally time-travels and arrives in modern-day Bath, England, landing on the set of one of her own film adaptations. Givney is a writer and filmmaker who has worked on television shows including Offspring, The Warriors, McLeod’s Daughters and All Saints.

PRH publisher Ali Watts said Givney’s book is ‘a truly sparkling debut that we can’t wait to share with book-lovers everywhere’.

PRH previously acquired publication rights for Jane in Love from Jeanne Ryckmans at Cameron’s Management. Film rights are represented by Jerry Kalajian at IPG.

Jane in Love will be published in ANZ in February 2020, and in North America in late 2020.


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