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Tumarkin’s prize-winning ‘Axiomatic’ sold to US

14 February 2019
Brow Books has sold North American and Spanish-language rights to Maria Tumarkin’s prize-winning nonfiction book Axiomatic—a ‘boundary-shifting fusion of thinking, storytelling, reportage and meditation’—to Transit Books and Editorial Minúscula, respectively....

Debut novel ‘Half Moon Lake’ sold to US, Canada

15 November 2018
US and Canadian rights to Kirsten Alexander’s debut novel Half Moon Lake (Penguin Random House Australia, January 2019) have been sold to Hachette Book Group’s Grand Central imprint. The novel...

Book-to-screen

14 November 2018
Australian producer Bruna Papandrea’s company Made Up Stories—best known for co-producing the TV adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies—has acquired screen rights to Holly Ringland’s bestselling debut novel The...

Third O’Neill title sold to UK’s Lightning Books

11 October 2018
UK publisher Lightning Books has acquired UK and Commonwealth (ex ANZ) rights to Ryan O’Neill’s 2012 debut short story collection The Weight of a Human Heart (Black Inc.)—the third title...

Book-to-screen

11 October 2018
Synchronicity Films will adapt Heather Morris’ bestselling novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Echo Publishing) as a television drama miniseries. The miniseries is planned to be broadcast in January 2020 to...

More love for Nanette

13 September 2018
International rights are being snapped up for Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby’s forthcoming memoir Ten Steps to Nanette (Allen & Unwin) after the Netflix special based on Gadsby’s stand-up comedy show went...

Book-to-screen

13 September 2018
Australian production company Carver Films and US production company Anonymous Content have acquired screen rights to Christian White’s debut thriller The Nowhere Child (Affirm Press). White’s novel, which recently broke...

Book-to-screen rights sales

14 August 2018
Nicole Kidman’s production company Blossom Films and Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories have purchased film and television rights to Liane Moriarty’s forthcoming novel Nine Perfect Strangers (Macmillan). Kidman will produce...

‘No More Boats’ to publish in the US

14 August 2018
Sydney-based small press Giramondo has sold North American rights to Felicity Castagna’s Miles Franklin-shortlisted novel No More Boats to Europa Editions. Acquiring editor-in-chief Michael Reynolds said the novel—which tells the...

PRH acquires ‘No Spin’ by Shane Warne

15 June 2018
Penguin Random House (PRH) will publish Australian cricketer Shane Warne’s memoir No Spin in Australia and the UK. The publisher said the memoir will cover the bowler’s ‘extraordinary cricketing career and...

Controversial delayed China book finds publisher

8 February 2018
Hardie Grant Books has acquired world rights to Clive Hamilton’s book on the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence in Australia. Silent Invasion explores how CCP agencies have sought to extend...

Small press scores big rights sale

9 November 2017
The recently launched small press Brow Books has sold world rights to Shaun Prescott’s (pictured) debut novel The Town to Faber, which will publish the novel in the UK in...

‘Page-turning small-town mystery’ sold into nine territories

11 October 2017
Affirm Press has sold the rights to Christian White’s ‘page-turning small-town mystery’ The Nowhere Child, previously called Decay Theory, into nine overseas territories. White’s novel won this year’s Victorian Premier’s Literary...

New acquisitions for Affirm, Black Inc. and Pantera

6 July 2017
Affirm Press has acquired Australian writer Christian White’s award-winning debut novel Decay Theory—‘a page-turner about a small-town mystery dealing with trauma, cult and memory’—to be published in 2018. White’s novel...