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A&U acquires second Kitty Flanagan book 

13 November 2018

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired ANZ and Oceania rights (including audio) to 488 Rules for Life by comedian Kitty Flanagan. A spoof of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life...

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...

‘The Choke’ sold to UK, Europe, Commonwealth

6 August 2018

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has sold UK, Europe and Commonwealth (excluding ANZ) rights to Sofie Laguna’s The Choke to London-based Gallic Books, reports the Bookseller. A&U rights associate Maggie Thompson...

Namoi retires from A&U 

18 July 2018

Angela Namoi will retire from her position as rights and international sales director (children’s) at Allen & Unwin (A&U) on 3 August. During her career, Namoi sold the 'Tashi' series...

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 Way We Roll (Scot Gardner, A&U) 

4 February 2016

Will has a new job collecting trolleys at a dingy suburban shopping centre. His work partner, rough, tattooed Westie Julian, realises something is up: Will says he lives in a...

A&U acquires ‘Cliff Hardy’ backlist 

13 October 2014

Allen & Unwin has bought the rights to 16 out-of-print titles from Peter Corris’ ‘Cliff Hardy’ series, and will publish the titles in December.A spokesperson for Allen & Unwin told...

Bray resigns from A&U 

22 July 2014

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has announced the resignation of children’s book director Liz Bray. Bray, who joined A&U in 1998 following many years as an independent bookseller, was appointed children’s...

Hellen appointed publisher at A&U NZ 

30 June 2014

Jenny Hellen has been appointed to the newly created position of publisher at Allen & Unwin New Zealand.Hallen joins the company from Random House New Zealand, where she has worked...

Hoy joins Murdoch Books

6 May 2014

Murdoch Books has announced the appointment of Matt Hoy to the newly created role of sales and marketing director. Hoy joins the company from Hachette Australia, where he was sales...

A&U purchases majority share in Atlantic Books 

16 January 2014

Allen & Unwin has purchased a majority share in UK publisher Atlantic Books following a ‘difficult period for the UK company’, reports the Bookseller. A&U previously owned a minority share in...

A&U announces senior appointments for Gilliatt, Hines

6 November 2013

Allen & Unwin has announced two senior appointments to the business.  Tom Gilliatt, Pan Macmillan’s director of nonfiction publishing and digital-only imprint Momentum, has been appointed publishing director of Allen & Unwin,...

A&U, author sued over ‘defamatory’ Corby book 

28 March 2013

Relatives of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby are suing Allen & Unwin and author Eamonn Duff for defamation over Sins of the Father, which considers Schapelle Corby’s role in her...