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It’s good to be back

After more than two years attending rights fairs virtually, several Australian publishers will be attending the 2022 London Book Fair (LBF) in person next week.

‘We’re excited to attend LBF in person for the first time since 2020,’ Allen & Unwin (A&U) rights and international sales manager Sandra Buol told Think Australian. Buol will be attending alongside A&U publishing director Tom Gilliatt and Cate Paterson, who recently joined A&U to build up the new division Atlantic Books Australia.

Also attending LBF in person are Scribe publisher in chief Henry Rosenbloom, managing director Sarah Braybrooke and publisher Molly Slight, and Giramondo associate publisher Nick Tapper.

The Australian Publishers Association will not have a collective stand at this year’s fair, but you will find a range of titles from Australian authors on the Books From Australia website.

And read on for a look at the titles publishers are promoting at LBF in fiction and nonfiction, as well as round ups of some recent local fiction and nonfiction acquisitions, the latest Australian bestsellers and award winners, and a snapshot of what’s been happening in the Australian market over the course of 2021. We also get some recommended reads from Australian authors.

As previously, this issue of Think Australian is being distributed by Publishers Weekly and BookBrunch. Look out for future issues ahead of the Beijing and Frankfurt book fairs. For more information on Think Australian and to sign up directly, click here.

—The Books+Publishing team

Think Australian is produced by Books+Publishing with support from the Australian Publishers Association and the Australia Council for the Arts.

 

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