Based in Adelaide, the book packager Peter Murray this week begins selling rights online to roughly a dozen of his titles, with special emphasis on anniversary titles around the moon landing and music of 1969.
Building on the success of Australia-based physicist Chris Ferrie’s ‘Baby University’ series, Sourcebooks pre-empts world English rights from China’s CCPPG to begin publishing ‘Red Kangaroo’ books in 2019.
The London Book Fair introduces a fair illustrator and a fair poet in April, for special recognition and appearances. And tranlsation press Tilted Axis forms a partnership for rights in Australia, New Zealand.
Two previously longlisted authors and one twice-shortlisted writer, Kamila Shamsie, are on this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist of 16 novels. The winner takes home £30,000 and a bronze figurine, the ‘Bessie.’
The next two-year post as Children’s Literature Laureate in Australia is taken up by Morris Gleitzman, as the American Literary Translators Association announces deadlines for its competitions’ entries.
Having named a shortlist in June, the Miles Franklin prize goes to Perth’s Josephine Wilson, who publishes with University of Western Australia Publishing.
Co-written by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist, ‘Two Steps Forward’ is proving a rights-sales hit for Melbourne-based Text Publishing.
Created in memory of the late New Zealand literary community figure Michael Gifkins, the new award provides a publishing contract and advance.
An agency in Spain picks up New York’s Diversion Books foreign rights. An Australian study of teen reading finds conflicting input on digital vs. print.
Capturing one of the richest purses for young writers, Australian Fiona McFarlane wins the Dylan Thomas for work called ‘stunning’ and ‘unforgettable.’