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26 June 2019
Sales Fiction Barbara J Zitwer of the Barbara J Zitwer Agency has sold North American rights to A Room Called Earth (Madeleine Ryan) to Penguin Random House USA imprint Penguin Press...

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19 June 2019
Sales Fiction Sharon Galant at Zeitgeist Media Group has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding ANZ and Canada) to Below Deck (Sophie Hardcastle) to Allen & Unwin UK (see news). Children’s...

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13 June 2019
Sales Fiction Fiona Henderson at Simon & Schuster Australia has sold North American rights to The Sunday Girl (Pip Drysdale) to Sourcebooks editorial director Shana Drehs, via Amy Fletcher of Simon...

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5 June 2019
Sales Fiction Black Inc. has sold North American rights to The Godmother (Hannelore Cayre) to ECW Press and ANZ audio rights to Bolinda Audio; and ANZ audio rights to Act...

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29 May 2019
Sales Fiction HarperCollins Australia has sold screen rights to Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate) to Anonymous Content, Chapter One, Hopscotch Features and Joel Edgerton (see news); and stage adaptation...

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22 May 2019
Sales Fiction HarperCollins has sold the following translation rights to Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton): Russian-language rights to AST; Hebrew-language rights to Kinneret Zmora; and Turkish-language rights to Egitim Yayinevi....

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8 May 2019
Sales Fiction Ventura Press has sold German-language rights to Letters to My Yesterday (Karyn Sepulveda) to Random House Germany (see news). Poetry UQP has sold world English-language rights (ex ANZ) to...

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17 April 2019
Sales Fiction HarperCollins has sold the following translation rights to Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton): Czech-language rights to Argo; Czech audio rights to Tympanum; and Romanian-language rights to Editura Vellent....

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10 April 2019
Sales Children’s Black Inc. has sold the film and television option to The Amazing Adventures of Grover McBane, Rescue Dog (Claire Garth, Piccolo Nero) to Laura Clelland and Sandra Makaresz (producers...

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3 April 2019
Sales Fiction Bonnier Zaffre has sold Russian-language rights to Fled (Meg Keneally) to Hemiro. Nonfiction Monash University Publishing has sold African rights to Knowledge and Global Power: Making New Sciences...

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27 March 2019
Sales Fiction Zeitgeist Agency has sold Dutch-language rights to Below Deck (Sophie Hardcastle) to Uitgeverij Prometheus, and German-language rights to Kein & Aber. Hachette has sold German-language rights to The...

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20 March 2019
Sales Fiction Jenny Darling & Associates has sold UK and Commonwealth (ex ANZ) rights to The Weekend (Charlotte Wood, A&U, October) to Weidenfeld & Nicolson, and North American rights to Riverhead...

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14 March 2019
Sales Fiction Alex Adsett Literary Agency has sold the film option to three books in the ‘Daughters of the Outback’ trilogy (Dear Banjo, True Blue and Love Song, all Sasha...

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6 March 2019
Sales Fiction Spinifex Press has sold Italian-language rights to The Screaming of the Innocent (Unity Dow) to Edizioni le Assassine, and Japanese-language rights to Eji Press. Natasha Solomun of The Rights...

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27 February 2019
Sales Fiction HarperCollins has sold Japanese-language rights to White Tiger (Kylie Chan) to Babel Press; and German-language ebook rights to The Innocent Mage, Innocence Lost, Empress of Mijak, The Riven...

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20 February 2019
Sales Fiction Giramondo has sold North American rights to Saudade (Suneeta Peres da Costa) to Adam Levy at Transit Books; simplified Chinese rights to The Swan Book (Alexis Wright) and Border Districts...

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13 February 2019
Sales Fiction Brio Books has sold the film option to Rubik (Elizabeth Tan) to Photoplay (see news). Brian Cook at the Authors’ Agent has sold world rights to Trust Me, I’m...

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6 February 2019
Sales Fiction Spinifex has sold Turkish-language rights to Feminist Fables (Suniti Namjoshi) to Güldünya Yayınları. Transit Lounge has sold world English-language rights (ex ANZ) to Soon (Lois Murphy) in a two-book deal to...

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31 January 2019
Sales Fiction Giramondo has sold Danish rights to Border Districts (Gerald Murnane) to Forlaget THP. Nonfiction Black Inc. has sold Arabic rights in Saudi Arabia to The Motivation Hoax: A Smart Person's...

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23 January 2019
Sales Fiction Fiona Inglis of Curtis Brown Australia sold ANZ rights to Angel Mage and The Left-Handed Booksellers of London (Garth Nix) to Allen & Unwin; Jill Grinberg of Jill...

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16 January 2019
Sales Fiction Allen & Unwin has sold North American rights to The Spotted Dog (Kerry Greenwood) to Poisoned Pen Press. Echo Publishing has sold North American rights to Fled (Meg Keneally) to...

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12 December 2018
Sales Fiction Affirm Press has sold multiple translation rights to The Nowhere Child (Christian White) via Kaplan/Defiore: Greek-language rights to Pedio Publishing, Turkish-language rights to April Publishing, Norwegian-language rights to...

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5 December 2018
Sales Fiction Pantera Press has sold French-language rights to The Crossing (B Michael Radburn). Nonfiction Big Sky Publishing has sold UK rights to Frederick Whirlpool VC (Alan Leek) to Pen...

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21 November 2018
Sales Fiction Echo Publishing has sold German- and French-language rights to And Fire Came Down and Resurrection Bay (both Emma Viskic). HarperCollins has sold North American and Canadian English language...

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14 November 2018
Sales Fiction Allen & Unwin has sold UK rights to The Museum of Modern Love (Heather Rose) to Weidenfeld & Nicolson (see news); and English-language rights in the UK, Europe...

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8 November 2018
Sales Fiction Allen & Unwin has sold UK rights to The Museum of Modern Love (Heather Rose) to Weidenfeld & Nicolson (see news). Jane Cockram has sold rights to her...

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31 October 2018
Sales Fiction Amanda Urban at ICM Partners sold North American and Canadian rights to The Book of Science and Antiquities (Thomas Keneally) to Atria Books. Nonfiction Lucia Osborne-Crowley has sold...

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24 October 2018
Sales Nonfiction Monash University Publishing has sold Greek-language rights for Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955-1964 (Paul Genoni & Tanya Dalziell) to Potamos Publishers. Children’s...

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17 October 2018
Sales Fiction Zeitgeist Media Group Agency has sold screen rights to The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart (Holly Ringland) to Made Up Stories. (See news.) Nonfiction MUP has sold Spanish...

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10 October 2018
Sales Fiction Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management has sold world rights to The Students (Sarah Hopkins) to Text. Natasha Solomun of Jacinta di Mase Management has sold US &...