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23 September 2019


S&S acquires Mildenhall’s ‘The Mother Fault’ in two-book deal

Simon & Schuster (S&S) has acquired ANZ rights at auction to Kate Mildenhall’s ‘genre-busting’ sophomore novel The Mother Fault in a two-book deal, via Pippa Masson at Curtis Brown. S&S... Read more


Hoffmann’s ‘inclusive, uplifting’ picture books sold to US

Hardie Grant Egmont has sold US rights to Susann Hoffmann’s Girls are Pretty … (smart, clever, fast) and Boys Will Be … (kind, calm, creative) to Penguin Philomel. Girls are... Read more
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Bestsellers: ‘The Testaments’ on top x

The Testaments (Chatto & Windus), Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, has debuted at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, knocking The 117-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths, illus by... Read more


National Book Award 2019 fiction longlist announced

In the US, the National Book Award fiction longlist has been announced. The finalists in the fiction category are: Fleishman Is in Trouble (Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Wildfire) Trust Exercise (Susan Choi,... Read more
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US$75k Cundill History Prize 2019 shortlist announced

In North America, the shortlist has been announced for the Cundill History Prize, which rewards ‘the best history writing in English’. The shortlisted titles are: Orphans of Empire: The fate... Read more


Publishers Weekly x

Books+Publishing is partnering with US trade news magazine Publishers Weekly to provide our subscribers with exclusive access to the weekly digital edition of PW magazine for a limited time. This edition features... Read more
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