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Gannon’s ‘The Mothers’ sold to US, optioned for TV

21 January 2020
Jeanne Ryckmans from Cameron’s Management has sold North American rights to journalist Genevieve Gannon’s novel The Mothers (A&U) to William Morrow. The novel has also been optioned for television by...

PRH sells ‘The Tiny Star’ to US 

17 January 2020
Penguin Random House Australia has sold North American rights to Mem Fox’s picture book The Tiny Star (illus by Freya Blackwood) to Knopf Books for Young Readers. Editorial director of...

Ventura sells UK rights to ‘Paris Savages’

15 January 2020
Ventura Press has sold UK rights to Katherine Johnson’s novel Paris Savages to independent publisher Allison and Busby. Paris Savages, which was written as part of Johnson’s PhD, is based...

MidnightSun acquires Steve Heron picture book 

5 December 2019
MidnightSun has acquired world rights to the picture book Ling Li’s Lantern, by Steve Heron and illustrated by Benjamin Johnston. Ling Li’s Lantern follows Ling Li on a quest that...

‘The Book Ninja’ optioned for film

4 December 2019
Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus’ novel The Book Ninja (S&S) has been optioned for film by producers Chris Brown of Pictures in Paradise and Veronica Fury of Fury Film Co....

UQP acquires two new nonfiction titles by Foley, Bond

2 December 2019
The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired world rights to two books by leading Indigenous scholars, visual artist Fiona Foley’s Biting the Clouds and public intellectual Chelsea Bond’s Another...

Matt Okine’s debut novel to be adapted for film

25 November 2019
Sydney-based production company Aquarius Films has acquired film rights to comedian Matt Okine’s debut novel Being Black 'N Chicken, & Chips (Hachette), reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Principal producer Angie...

Black Inc. sells ‘The Motivation Hoax’ to UK

22 November 2019
Black Inc. has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ) to James Adonis’ The Motivation Hoax: A smart person’s guide to inspirational nonsense (Nero) to The History Press. The History Press,...

ABC Books acquires Tilley memoir in six-figure deal 

20 November 2019
ABC Books has acquired world rights to radio broadcaster Tom Tilley’s coming-of-age memoir Speaking in Tongues, in a six-figure deal via the Fordham Company. Tilley will step down as host...

Text acquires new Lohrey novel 

15 November 2019
Text Publishing has acquired world rights to Amanda Lohrey’s new novel The Labyrinth, via Lyn Tranter of Australian Literary Management. The Labyrinth returns to the setting of Lohrey’s 2008 novella...

Pantera acquires two new Wasley novels 

13 November 2019
Pantera Press has acquired ANZ rights to two new works of women’s fiction by Sasha Wasley, via Alex Adsett Publishing Services. Spring Clean for the Peach Queen follows a woman...

A&U sells ‘Pain and Prejudice’ to US, UK

7 November 2019
Allen & Unwin has sold rights to Gabrielle Jackson’s Pain and Prejudice to Piatkus in the UK and Greystone Books in North America. Published in Australia in October, Pain and...

Pantera acquires new Amal Awad novel 

6 November 2019
Pantera Press has acquired world rights to journalist and author Amal Awad’s third novel, Control on the Way Down, a work of women’s fiction. Awad’s novel is about a Muslim...

Film rights to Mostafa’s ‘Offshore’ optioned

23 October 2019
Filmmaker Partho Sen-Gupta has optioned the film rights to Joshua Mostafa’s novella Offshore (Seizure). Mostafa was joint winner of Seizure’s seventh annual Viva La Novella competition, with Carly Cappielli for...