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Scribner acquires Cave’s ‘Into the Rip’ 

1 March 2021

Simon & Schuster Australia’s Scribner imprint has acquired ANZ rights to Into the Rip: How the Australian way of risk made my family braver, happier … and less American by...

Wakefield acquires Roff debut short fiction collection 

25 February 2021

Wakefield Press has acquired world rights to the debut short fiction collection, provisionally titled Third Heaven, by Adelaide writer Andrew Roff, via Martin Shaw of Shaw Literary. ‘Roff’s daring, irreverent...

UQP acquires Atkins picture book 

25 February 2021

University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired world rights to Egg, the first picture book by YA author Clare Atkins. A ‘multi-layered picture book with thought-provoking metaphors around environment, generational...

Rights round-up 

24 February 2021

Sales Children’s Hardie Grant has sold Taiwanese rights to Wolfred (Nick Bland); Russian rights to Explore Your World: Deep dive into deep dea (Tim Flannery & Sam Caldwell); Ukrainian rights...

Scribner acquires Haigh Evatt history 

23 February 2021

Under its Scribner imprint Simon & Schuster Australia has acquired world rights to The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the great Australian dissent, a new work of history by Gideon...

S&S acquires historical fiction debut 

23 February 2021

Simon & Schuster (S&S) has acquired world rights to The Understudy, a historical fiction debut by Julie Bennett. ‘The Understudy is set in 1973, the year the Opera House opened....

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...

A&U acquires Agnew science debut 

12 February 2021

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired ANZ rights to a debut nonfiction book by Bachelor star Matt Agnew. Agnew, an astrophysicist, will explore the search for life in the solar...

Hachette acquires Williams autobiography 

9 February 2021

Hachette Australia has acquired the autobiography of All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams via Nick Fordham of The Fordham Company, as part of a worldwide deal that will also see...

Echo to publish new Morris novel 

8 February 2021

Echo Publishing has acquired Heather Morris's third novel Three Sisters, which concludes The Tattooist of Auschwitz trilogy. Three Sisters tells the true story of Cibi, Magda and Livia, who were...

PRH acquires Hickey crime debut ‘Cutters End’ 

5 February 2021

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has acquired world rights to debut novel Cutters End by author and playwright Margaret Hickey. In a statement, PRH said Cutters End was a captivating...

Rights round-up 

28 January 2021

Sales Fiction HarperCollins has sold the following rights to Sorrow and Bliss (Meg Mason, Fourth Estate): UK English-language rights to Weidenfeld & Nicolson; Czech translation rights to Argo; Danish translation...

Rights round-up 

11 November 2020

Sales Nonfiction Black Inc. has sold traditional Chinese character rights and Indian subcontinent rights to Investing with Keynes (Justyn Walsh) to Commonlife Publishing Ltd and HarperCollins India respectively. Children’s/YA Scholastic...

UQP acquires Behrendt’s ‘After Story’ 

5 November 2020

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired rights to After Story, the third novel by academic, broadcaster and author Larissa Behrendt. UQP said After Story is an ‘ambitious and...

Rights round up 

5 November 2020

Sales Fiction Simon & Schuster reports the following sales of The Nazis Knew My Name (Magda Hellinger and Maya Lee), the first acquisition for managing editor Michelle Swainson, scheduled for...

NewSouth acquires Janke’s ‘True Tracks’ 

27 October 2020

NewSouth has acquired world English-language rights to True Tracks: Working with Indigenous knowledge and culture by Terri Janke of law firm Terri Janke and Company. ‘For Indigenous people, arts, language...

Affirm acquires Stubbins memoir 

27 October 2020

Affirm Press has acquired world rights to Melbourne writer Sinéad Stubbins’s debut memoir In My Defence, I Have No Defence, via Danielle Binks and Jacinta of Jacinta di Mase Management...

‘Flames’ to be adapted for screen

22 October 2020

Flames, the debut novel by Robbie Arnott (Text), will be developed into a six-part television series with Tasmanian government funding of $20,000. The project, which will be produced by Jungle...