NewSouth acquires Kamenev’s ‘Kin’
NewSouth has acquired ANZ rights to Kin: Family in the 21st century by journalist Marina Kamenev via Melanie Ostell Literary.
In Kin, Kamenev will investigate how traditional ideas of family are changing, by exploring ‘childless couples, single-parent families, rainbow families, adoptions, surrogacy, IVF, freezing eggs, sperm donors, embryonic rights, “designer babies” created with CRISPR technology, and more’, said NewSouth. Kamenev also closely examines the role technology plays in parenthood and creating a family.
Agent Melanie Ostell describes Kin as a ‘meticulously researched and highly accessible deep-dive’ into 21st-century families.
Kamenev is the former deputy arts editor of the Moscow Times and her work has been published in Time, the Monthly and Marie Claire, among others. She resides in Sydney with her two children.
Kin is Kamenev’s first book and will be published in late 2022.