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Rights round-up 

20 May 2020
Acquisitions Fiction Simon & Schuster Australia’s Scribner imprint has acquired ANZ rights to short story collection Hold Your Fire (Chloe Wilson) from Rach Crawford at Mackenzie Wolf (see news). The...

UQP acquires Araluen poetry collection ‘Dropbear’ 

19 May 2020
The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired Evelyn Araluen’s debut poetry collection Dropbear. Dropbear is the second work the publisher has acquired from the Wheeler Centre’s inaugural Next Chapter...

Scribner acquires Wilson’s ‘Hold Your Fire’ 

14 May 2020
Simon & Schuster Australia's Scribner imprint has acquired ANZ rights to Chloe Wilson's debut short story collection Hold Your Fire, from Rach Crawford at Mackenzie Wolf in a four-way auction....

Picador acquires ‘The Dressmaker’ sequel 

30 April 2020
Picador has acquired ANZ rights to The Dressmaker's Secret by Rosalie Ham via Jenny Darling & Associates. The Dressmaker's Secret is a direct sequel following the events of Ham's debut novel...

Rights round-up 

29 April 2020
Sales Fiction Fremantle Press has sold German rights to Doom Creek (Alan Carter, forthcoming) to Suhrkamp Verlag. HarperCollins has sold a renewal of Polish translation rights to Complete Self-Help for...

Pantera acquires Hamouda family memoir 

17 April 2020
Pantera Press has acquired ANZ rights to a memoir by Australian father–daughter pair Lamisse and Hazem Hamouda, from Benython Oldfield at Zeitgeist Agency. The joint memoir, told from alternating perspectives,...

Barker launches rights agency for children’s and YA 

8 April 2020
Former rights director and managing director at Hardie Grant Egmont Annabel Barker has launched a literary and rights agency, specialising in children’s writing and illustration. Annabel Barker Agency will sell...

Shaw launches Shaw Literary 

7 April 2020
Martin Shaw, formerly agent-at-large at Alex Adsett Publishing Services and book buyer for Readings, has launched his own literary agency. Shaw Literary will represent Shaw’s current list of authors, including...

Brow Books to reissue Tumarkin’s ‘Traumascapes’

26 March 2020
Brow Books has acquired world rights to Maria Tumarkin's nonfiction book Traumascapes, which was originally published by Melbourne University Press in 2005. Tumarkin recently won a Windham Campbell prize for...

NewSouth acquires book on journalism for kids 

20 March 2020
NewSouth Books has acquired ANZ rights to children's nonfiction book Kid Reporter: The secret to breaking news from Benython Oldfield at Zeitgeist Agency. Written by journalists Dhana Quinn and Saffron Howden,...

Pantera acquires Courtney Act memoir 

19 March 2020
Pantera Press has acquired ANZ rights to It’s All an Act, the debut memoir by Shane Jenek, the performer behind drag queen Courtney Act, via Wendy Richards at Working Management....

Claire Christian’s debut adult novel sold to US 

13 March 2020
Text Publishing has sold rights in multiple territories to Claire Christian’s forthcoming debut adult novel It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake, which the publisher describes as ‘a quirky, feel-good novel...

Affirm signs Sakr’s debut novel 

4 March 2020
Affirm Press has acquired Sydney poet and writer Omar Sakr’s debut novel, White Flu. White Flu is a work of literary speculative fiction and the publisher says early copies will...