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HarperCollins acquires Cowell novel ‘Plum’ 

16 February 2021

HarperCollins Australia has acquired ANZ rights to Plum, a new novel by writer, actor and director Brendan Cowell. Plum tells the story of Peter ‘The Plum’ Lum, a 48-year-old ex-NRL...

HarperCollins acquires McKinnon’s second novel

11 December 2018

HarperCollins has acquired world rights to Catherine McKinnon’s second novel, The Great Time, via Jeanne Ryckmans at the Cameron Creswell Agency. Set during World War II, The Great Time follows...

HarperCollins signs Blackwood in two-book deal 

11 October 2018

HarperCollins has signed a two-book deal with children's book illustrator Freya Blackwood. The first book in the deal is a yet-to-be-titled picture book about a girl and her pig, due...

Slee wins inaugural Banjo Prize

31 August 2018

HarperCollins Australia has announced journalist Tim Slee as the winner of the inaugural Banjo Prize for an unpublished work of Australian commercial fiction for his manuscript ‘Burn’. Slee’s work was chosen...

Shortlist announced for inaugural Banjo Prize

14 August 2018

The shortlist for the 2018 Banjo Prize has been announced. Launched by HarperCollins in March this year, the prize will be awarded for an unpublished work of commercial fiction. The shortlisted...

HarperCollins revenue up 7% in 2018

13 August 2018

In the US, HarperCollins has reported a 23% rise in earnings to US$244 million (A$335m) in the financial year ending 30 June, and a 7% rise in revenue to US$1.76...

HarperCollins signs Treasure for two-book deal

18 July 2018

HarperCollins has acquired world rights to White Horses by commercial fiction author Rachael Treasure in a two-book deal, via Margaret Connolly at Margaret Connolly and Associates. White Horses tells the...

HarperCollins France established

5 April 2016

HarperCollins’ international expansion continues with the establishment of HarperCollins France, reports Publishers Weekly. The French office was created after the publisher bought out Hachette Livre SA’s stake in Harlequin SA....

After Before Time (Robbi Neal, HarperCollins) 

24 February 2016

When Robbi Neal and her family moved from Geelong to the remote Lockhart River Aboriginal community in Cape York to manage the local art centre, their plan was to stay...

HarperCollins UK profits tripled in FY 2014-15

2 February 2016

HarperCollins UK’s profits have tripled in the 2014-15 financial year, with revenues up by £6.6m (A$13.4m) to £186m (A$377m) and profit before tax up by £8.9m (A$18.1m) to £13.1m (A$26.6m),...

Milne to leave HarperCollins 

10 December 2015

HarperCollins Australia’s marketing, digital and communications director Simon Milne will leave the company at the end of 2015. Milne’s departure follows the integration of the publisher’s fiction, nonfiction, ABC Books...