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Hardie Grant acquires Micallef memoir 

28 February 2022
Hardie Grant Books (HGB) has acquired world rights to the memoir Tripping Over Myself by Australian comedian, actor and writer Shaun Micallef. Micallef has appeared on Australian television since 1994,...

Tablo Tales acquires Eckermann verse novel 

23 February 2022
Tablo Tales, the new literary imprint of Tablo Publishing led by creative director Jemma Birrell, has acquired world rights to a new book by South Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann, via...

‘The Bluffs’ optioned for screen 

22 February 2022
Kyle Perry’s debut novel The Bluffs (Penguin) been optioned for screen adaptation as a limited TV series by First Option Pictures. Executive producer Mark Morrissey, associate producer Piper Morrissey and...

Walker acquires Daley picture book about bees 

18 February 2022
Walker Books Australia has acquired Native Bees, a new title in the publisher’s Nature Storybook series, by Brisbane teacher librarian Megan Daley. Daley is the author of Raising Readers (UQP),...

UQP acquires Elvery debut novel 

16 February 2022
UQP has acquired world rights to Brisbane writer Laura Elvery’s debut novel Nightingale. Elvery is the author of two short story collections published by UQP, Trick of the Light and...

Hardie Grant acquires Barratt book on dating apps 

14 February 2022
Hardie Grant Books has acquired world rights to Tinder Translator: An A–Z of modern misyogyny by Aileen Barratt, via Jacinta di Mase at Jacinta di Mase Management. Based on Barratt’s...

Ultimo acquires Western Sydney–set Sarkis debut 

9 February 2022
Ultimo Press has acquired world rights to Something Blue, a debut work of contemporary fiction by Alex Sarkis, who was discovered by Ultimo publisher Alex Craig through the Australian Society...

Mascara to publish print anthology with Ultimo 

8 February 2022
To celebrate its 15th year, Mascara Literary Review will publish its first print anthology, in partnership with Ultimo Press and with support from Creative Victoria and the Australia Council for...

Ultimo acquires standalone Gentill novel 

25 January 2022
Ultimo Press has acquired ANZ rights to a new contemporary crime novel by Sulari Gentill, The Woman in the Library, in a deal brokered by Anna Carmichael of Abner Stein....

NewSouth acquires MacIntyre book on pandemics 

14 January 2022
NewSouth Publishing has announced the acquisition of a book on pandemics and biosecurity by Raina MacIntyre, professor of global security at UNSW’s Kirby Institute. ‘I’ve been researching pandemics and planning...

Scribner acquires Sullivan’s ‘Calcium-Magnesium’ 

9 December 2021
Scribner has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to Helen Sullivan’s nonfiction collection Calcium-Magnesium, via James Pullen at Wylie Agency. Calcium-Magnesium blends reportage and memoir to explore ‘how encounters with the...

Affirm acquires new Sanders picture book series 

8 December 2021
Affirm Press has acquired world rights to 'Life Lessons for Little Ones', a new picture book series written by Jess Sanders. Aimed at under-10s, the series will cover 'a diverse...

Transit Lounge acquires new Day novel 

7 December 2021
Transit Lounge has acquired world rights to Gregory Day’s sixth novel The Bell of the World, in a deal brokered by Jeanne Ryckmans at Cameron’s Management. The Bell of the...