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Ultimo acquires debut novel in eight-house auction

Ultimo Press has acquired ANZ rights to Diana Reid's debut novel Love & Virtue in 'a hotly contested eight-publisher auction'. The novel, which explores virtue signalling and moral ambiguity in a contemporary college setting, was written during the Covid-19 pandemic. Reid graduated from the University of Sydney last year and...

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