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16 October 2019
Sales Nonfiction Murdoch Books has sold French-language and Dutch-language rights to The Fit Foodie Meal Prep Plan (Sally O’Neil) to Marabout Publishing and Forte Uitgevers respectively. Thames & Hudson Australia...

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9 October 2019
Sales Fiction Tara Wynne at Curtis Brown Australia has sold North American rights to You Don’t Know Me, The Hidden Hours and a new untitled work (all Sara Foster) to...

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2 October 2019
Sales Fiction Penguin Random House Australia has sold world English-language rights (ex ANZ) to The Yield (Tara June Winch) to HarperVia; and French-language rights to Actes Sud (see news); and...

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18 September 2019
Sales Fiction Black Inc. has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ) to The Last Man in Europe (Dennis Glover) to Polygon (see news). Martin Shaw of Alex Adsett Publishing Services...

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11 September 2019
Sales Fiction Alex Adsett Publishing Services has sold the film option to The Trespassers (Meg Mundell, UQP) to Triptych Pictures and Fremantle (see news). Text Publishing has sold UK and...

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4 September 2019
Sales Fiction Scribe has sold Polish-language rights to Invented Lives (Andrea Goldsmith) to ZPR Media. Nonfiction Hardie Grant Books has sold UK and US rights to Hidden Hand: Exposing how...

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28 August 2019
Sales Fiction Hachette has sold Lithuanian-language rights to The Botanist’s Daughter (Kayte Nunn) to Leidykla Baltos Lankos. Nonfiction Fremantle Press has sold the film and television option to A Fortunate...

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21 August 2019
Sales Fiction Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management has sold a two-year screen adaptation option for The Swim Club (Anne de Lisle, Random House) to Arclight Films International. Nonfiction Black...

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14 August 2019
Sales Fiction Simone Camilleri of Green Ink Agency has sold film rights to The Girl on the Page (John Purcell, HarperCollins) to Causeway Films (see news). Nonfiction Spinifex Press has...

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31 July 2019
Sales Fiction Helen Leake and Gena Ashwell of Dancing Road Productions have optioned the screen rights to Bitter Wash Road (Garry Disher, Text) via Jenny Darling & Associates (see news). Children’s Scholastic has sold...

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24 July 2019
Sales Fiction Jenny Darling & Associates has extended the screen option taken by Generator Pictures for The Natural Way of Things (Charlotte Wood, A&U) until November 2021. Nonfiction HarperCollins has...

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10 July 2019
Sales Fiction Transit Lounge has sold the film option for Soon (Lois Murphy) to Cenozoic Pictures. Children’s Mary Hare at ALC Agency has licensed What’s in Your Mind Today? (Louise Bladen...

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3 July 2019
Sales Fiction Black Inc. has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ and Canada) to Act of Grace (Anna Krien, October) to Serpent’s Tail (see news). Hachette has sold US...

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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...