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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...

Scribe acquires Woollett’s ‘The Newcomer’ 

19 February 2020
Scribe has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to Laura Elizabeth Woollett’s third book, The Newcomer, via Grace Heifetz at Left Bank Literary. Inspired by a real-life murder on Norfolk Island,...

Brow Books acquires graphic novel ‘Stone Fruit’

6 February 2020
Brow Books has acquired ANZ rights to debut graphic novel Stone Fruit by Montreal-based Australian comics artist Lee Lai. Stone Fruit follows queer couple Bron and Ray who ‘enjoy their...

Pantera acquires Emanuel’s ‘The Covered Wife’

24 January 2020
Pantera Press has acquired ANZ rights to Lisa Emanuel’s debut novel The Covered Wife, via Catherine Drayton at InkWell Management. Emanuel’s novel follows an ambitious young lawyer who falls under...