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Scribe acquires new Allington novel

29 May 2019
Scribe has acquired world rights to Rise and Shine, a novel by Adelaide writer Patrick Allington. According to the publisher, the book is 'a Kafkaesque fable of hope about a future where eight...

‘Half the Perfect World’ to be adapted for film 

28 May 2019
Cascade Films has acquired the film adaptation rights to Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell’s Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964 (Monash University Publishing). Half the...

‘Boy Swallows Universe’ to be adapted for TV 

23 May 2019
Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe (Fourth Estate) will be adapted as an international television drama, reports Deadline Hollywood. Screen rights to Dalton’s bestselling debut, negotiated on behalf of HarperCollins Australia,...

S&S acquires d’Alpuget’s updated Hawke bio 

22 May 2019
Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) has acquired world rights to Bob Hawke: The Complete Biography (Blanche d'Alpuget) and will publish ‘an updated and revised commemorative hardback edition’ in December 2019....

Scribe acquires Madeleine Ryan’s debut novel

21 May 2019
Scribe has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to debut literary novel A Room Called Earth by Australian writer Madeleine Ryan, via Barbara Zitwer of the Barbara J Zitwer Agency. The...

Ventura sells debut novel to Random House Germany 

8 May 2019
Ventura Press has sold German-language rights to Karyn Sepulveda’s debut novel Letters to My Yesterday to Random House Germany. Following a bidding war, agent Amanda Tokar sold the rights to...

HarperCollins acquires three new McTiernan novels

16 April 2019
HarperCollins has acquired ANZ rights to three new books from crime writer Dervla McTiernan, via Tara Wynne at Curtis Brown Australia. The first book in McTiernan’s new deal, which is...

Pantera sells 10 Rowland Sinclair mysteries to UK

12 April 2019
Pantera Press has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding ANZ and Canada) to the first 10 books in the 'Rowland Sinclair Mysteries' series (Sulari Gentill) to independent UK publisher Oldcastle...

Brow Books acquires two Lau novels, Pham debut

9 April 2019
Brow Books has acquired world rights to two novels by Jamie Marina Lau. Gunk Baby, which will be published in 2020, follows the character Leen, who has just opened an...

Scribe acquires ‘major title’ on women of ISIS 

4 April 2019
Scribe has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to The Guest House for Young Widows: the women of ISIS, by journalist, writer and academic Azadeh Moaveni. Scribe publisher Henry Rosenbloom describes...

Hardie Grant acquires Tim Costello memoir 

2 April 2019
Hardie Grant has acquired world rights to a memoir by former CEO of World Vision Australia Tim Costello. The memoir, titled A Lot with a Little, will ‘take readers on...

Hachette acquires new Max Barry novel

1 April 2019
Hachette Australia and Hodder & Stoughton have jointly acquired British Commonwealth rights to a new ‘high-concept’ novel by Max Barry, reports the Bookseller. Hodder & Stoughton associate publisher Oliver Johnson...