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Hachette acquires ‘On’ series from MUP 

2 October 2019
Hachette Australia has acquired world rights to Melbourne University Publishing's (MUP) 'On' series of essays. The deal was negotiated by MUP then-acting CEO Richard Tegoni. The list of over 30...

PRH sells ‘The Yield’ to US, France

2 October 2019
Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has sold Tara June Winch’s novel The Yield to publishers in the US and France. Pamela Malpas at Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency sold world English-language...

Queensland Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced

1 October 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 Queensland Literary Awards (QLAs) have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of state significance ($25,000) The...

PRH sells ‘Jane in Love’ to US

1 October 2019
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...

Jaipur Literature Festival returns to Adelaide

30 September 2019
The Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival will host the second Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) Adelaide on November 1–3. More than 60 guests will appear at 40 free events as part...

‘Dinner Detectives’ books to be developed for TV 

26 September 2019
Melbourne-based production studio BES Animation has acquired world broadcast and digital content rights to self-published picture book series ‘Dinner Detectives’, with plans to develop the books into a multi-platform TV...

Rogers resigns as ASA CEO 

25 September 2019
Juliet Rogers has resigned as CEO of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) after four years in the role. Olivia Lanchester, the ASA’s legal services manager and company secretary, will...

Magabala partners with The Rights Hive 

25 September 2019
Magabala Books has appointed The Rights Hive agency to represent the publisher on international rights sales. The Rights Hive director Natasha Solomun said she has ‘long admired Magabala’s list, which...

CHASS Australia Book Prize 2019 longlist announced

24 September 2019
The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) has announced the longlist for the 2019 Australia Book Prize. The prize, worth $3500, is part of the CHASS Australia...

Cornegé moves to UQP 

24 September 2019
UQP has appointed Louise Cornegé as marketing and publicity manager. Cornegé takes over from former marketing, sales and publicity manager Kylie Rathborne, who stepped down from the position in July....

A&U acquires ‘Larrimah’ for six-figure sum

20 September 2019
Allen & Unwin has acquired rights to Larrimah: An outback town, a missing man and 11 people, who mostly hate each other­ by journalists Kylie Stevenson and Caroline Graham. ANZ...

May Gibbs trust announces 2020 fellows

20 September 2019
The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust has announced six fellows for 2020. The recipients of the fellowship are: Mark Carthew Deb Fitzpatrick Sadami Konchi Meg McKinlay Chrissie Perry Michelle Vasiliu....

NewSouth to publish Bryant’s debut ‘Hysteria’

20 September 2019
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...

Industry-first EBA voted in at PRH; FWC dispute settled

19 September 2019
The first union-negotiated enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) in Australian publishing history has been voted in at Penguin Random House Australia (PRH). PRH delegates in the editorial and publicity departments have...

HarperCollins acquires rights to Hazlehurst’s memoir 

18 September 2019
HarperCollins has acquired world rights to actor Noni Hazlehurst’s memoir in a 'hotly contested' auction. The publisher said Hazlehurst, an award-winning stage and screen actor and advocate for children’s welfare,...

‘You Must be Layla’ sells to Puffin UK

18 September 2019
Penguin Random House (PRH) Australia has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ) to Yassmin Abdel-Magied's You Must Be Layla to Puffin UK, reports the Bookseller. Abdel-Magied is a Sudanese-Australian writer,...