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PRH acquires Chadderton middle-grade graphic novel 

29 July 2021
Penguin Random House (PRH) Australia has acquired world rights to the contemporary middle-grade graphic novel Oh, Brother by Adelaide author-illustrator Georgina Chadderton. Rights were acquired in a joint deal between PRH...

S&S acquires two McAlister rom-coms 

22 July 2021
Simon & Schuster Australia has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to two adult novels by Jodi McAlister, author of the YA series 'Valentine', via Alex Adsett from Alex Adsett Literary....

A&U acquires Lukins’ ‘Loveland’ 

19 July 2021
Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired ANZ rights to a new novel by Robert Lukins, from Grace Heifetz at Left Bank Literary, in a ‘heated auction’. Loveland was acquired by...

UQP acquires Gíslason’s ‘The Sorrow Stone’ 

15 July 2021
UQP has acquired world rights to The Sorrow Stone by Kári Gíslason, co-author of Saga Land (with Richard Fidler, ABC Books). Set against the backdrop of medieval Norway and Iceland, The...

UQP sells ‘The White Girl’ to HarperVia 

14 July 2021
UQP has sold world English rights (ex ANZ) for The White Girl by Tony Birch to HarperCollins imprint HarperVia. The deal was handled by UQP rights manager Kate McCormack in...

Hachette acquires Yarwood debut in two-book deal 

30 June 2021
Hachette Australia has acquired ANZ rights to Sydney author Dianne Yarwood’s debut novel The Wakes in a 'hotly contested' international auction. The six-figure, two-book deal was struck with Catherine Drayton...

Ultimo acquires Jafari debut ‘Forty Nights’ 

29 June 2021
Ultimo Press has acquired ANZ rights to Pirooz Jafari’s literary fiction debut Forty Nights, in a deal brokered by Grace Heifetz at Left Bank Literary. Forty Nights is a novel...

Affirm acquires Berry’s ‘Fearlessly Failing’ 

28 June 2021
Affirm Press has acquired world rights to nutritionist and podcast host Lola Berry’s new personal development book Fearlessly Failing. Affirm said Fearlessly Failing is ‘a guide to embracing challenges and...

Transit Lounge acquires Howell debut 

24 June 2021
Transit Lounge has acquired world English rights to Adriane Howell's debut novel Hydra, via Martin Shaw at Shaw Literary. The novel’s protagonist is Anja, a disgraced antiquarian who comes to...

NewSouth acquires Kamenev’s ‘Kin’ 

23 June 2021
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...

Affirm signs first debut from Sweatshop mentorship 

22 June 2021
Affirm Press has acquired a debut novel by Shirley Le, the first book to be acquired through the Affirm Press Mentorship for Sweatshop Writers. Le, a Vietnamese-Australian writer from Yagoona,...

‘Fight Like a Girl’ to be adapted for TV 

22 June 2021
Aquarius Films has acquired all development and production rights to Clementine Ford’s nonfiction book Fight Like a Girl (A&U), in a deal negotiated by Jacinta Dimase at Jacinta Dimase Management....

Scribner acquires Ballard’s ‘I, Millennial’ 

7 June 2021
Simon & Schuster has acquired I, Millennial: One snowflake’s screed against plague, boomers, billionaires & everything else by comedian Tom Ballard, to be published under its Scribner imprint. The publisher...

UQP acquires Haddad debut novel ‘Losing Face’

3 June 2021
UQP has acquired world rights to Losing Face, the debut novel by Sydney writer George Haddad. Losing Face interweaves the stories of Joey, who has recently finished school and is...