While many Australian rights managers and literary agents will be missing the book fair halls (and bars and restaurants) of Bologna, they couldn’t be busier as in-person fairs have effectively been replaced by one year-long virtual fair. Still, it’s worth pausing ahead of this year’s online Bologna Children’s Book Fair to consider the current Australian children’s publishing scene.
In this issue we take a closer look at Australian YA Own Voices publishing—undoubtedly a category that is leading the way when it comes to this movement—and profile four small presses whose picture books are gaining international attention (including Australian Indigenous publisher Magabala Books).
As previously, this issue of Think Australian is being distributed by Publishers Weekly and BookBrunch. Look out for future issues ahead of the London and Frankfurt book fairs. For more information on Think Australian and to sign up directly, click here.