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Faber Writing Academy expands to Brisbane

28 January 2020

In 2020 Allen & Unwin (A&U) will expand the Faber Writing Academy to offer courses in Brisbane for the first time. Run by UK-based Faber & Faber in partnership with...

A&U, Wavesound to partner on audiobooks

16 September 2019

The majority of new Allen & Unwin titles will be produced as audiobooks under a new partnership between the publisher and Wavesound. The co-publishing program will initially see A&U and...

A&U acquires Hardcastle novel for six-figure sum

12 March 2019

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired ANZ rights to Below Deck, the third book by 25-year-old author Sophie Hardcastle. Zeitgeist Agency director Benython Oldfield sold the book at auction for...

A&U acquires Morris-Marr book on Pell

6 March 2019

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired world rights to a book by investigative journalist and broadcaster Lucie Morris-Marr, who broke the story in the Herald Sun that Cardinal George Pell...

Moriarty’s ‘Bronte Mettlestone’ sold to UK

5 February 2019

Jill Grinberg of Jill Grinberg Literary Management has sold UK and Commonwealth rights (ex ANZ) to The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone (Jaclyn Moriarty, A&U) to Guppy Books, a...

A&U sells ‘The Museum of Modern Love’ to UK

8 November 2018

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has sold UK rights to Heather Rose’s The Museum of Modern Love to Weidenfeld & Nicolson, a division of Orion Publishing. A&U rights associate Maggie Thompson...

‘Scrublands’ optioned for TV

23 July 2018

Chris Hammer’s crime-fiction debut Scrublands (Allen & Unwin) has been optioned for television by producers Ian Collie of Easy Tiger and Martha Coleman of RevLover, via Grace Heifetz at Curtis...

A&U acquires Bowditch memoir 

24 May 2018

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired ANZ rights to a memoir by musician, actor and broadcaster Clare Bowditch, and will publish the title in October 2019. Publisher Kelly Fagan acquired...

‘The Slap’ on TV 

28 September 2011

The first episode of the eight-part mini-series adaptation of The Slap (Christos Tsiolkas, A&U) is due to air on ABC1 on Thursday, 6 October at 8.30pm. Each episode, like the...

The week that was: Friday round-up 

19 March 2010

The longlist of that iconic award, the Miles Franklin was announced this week, with the ratio of male to female authors—that’d be nine men versus three women—troubling some (especially following...