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Hardie Grant acquires Ablett autobiography

24 June 2020
Hardie Grant Books has acquired world rights to AFL player Gary Ablett Jr’s autobiography. The fully illustrated book will include guest chapters from his father Gary Ablett Sr, Geelong captain...

Hachette acquires Lau’s ‘Gunk Baby’ 

18 June 2020
Hachette Australia has acquired ANZ rights to the novel Gunk Baby by Jamie Marina Lau. Hachette head of literary Robert Watkins said he is excited to be publishing the novel,...

Billie B Brown optioned for TV

17 June 2020
Fremantle and development partner 720 Creative have acquired screen rights to the children’s book character Billie B Brown, from the junior fiction series written by Sally Rippin, illustrated by Aki...

Rights round-up 

11 June 2020
Acquisitions Fiction Sally Bird at Calidris Literary Agency has sold world rights to Elodie Cheesman’s debut novel to Pan Macmillan. Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management has sold world rights...

UQP acquires debut essay collection by Nyuon 

9 June 2020
The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired a collection of essays on identity by South Sudanese–Australian lawyer, community advocate, writer and public speaker Nyadol Nyuon. Nyuon is a lawyer...

S&S acquires Pickett life story ‘Belief’ 

5 June 2020
Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has acquired Belief, the life story of Richmond Tigers player Marlion Pickett from the Jane Novak Literary Agency via Pickett’s agent, Anthony Van Der Wielen...

S&S acquires two books by Kailas Wild 

3 June 2020
Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has acquired illustrated book The 99th Koala and an as yet untitled memoir by Kailas Wild, the climbing arborist who received widespread attention for his...

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...