And the rights go to, Comics and Graphic Novels, Film tie-ins

PRINCE & DRESSMAKERFilm rights to Jen Wang’s THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER have gone to Universal Pictures and Marc Platt! We can’t wait to see this unusual fairy tale come to life!

The graphic novel is published in English by First Second, and translation rights have already been sold to France (Akileos – publishing on  May), Spain (the Sapristi imprint at Roca), and Italy (Bao).



All other translation rights are still free, so do contact Lora for a copy of the PDF.

(Or pick up a copy of the First Second edition at your local bookseller.)


Film option for THE SHARK CALLER!

Children's Fiction, Film tie-ins


Film rights to Dianne Wolfer’s THE SHARK CALLER (Penguin New Zealand) have been optioned by Kerry Warkia & Kiel McNaughton of Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Ltd.

THE SHARK CALLER is a gripping adventure story for middle grade readers, exploring what it is like to be caught between worlds – between urban life and an isolated tropical island; between modernity and traditional customs; between science and magic; between the calm waters of a sheltered reef and the wild mysteries of the deepest ocean.


Kerry Warika and Kiel McNaughton are producers and creatives who have been at the forefront of some of New Zealand’s most innovative content for both television and web. Passionate about telling Māori and Pasifika stories, they are now moving into feature films.


Film tie-ins, News and reviews, YA fiction

French rightsFilm rights to Natalie C. Anderson’s thriller, CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES, have gone to Universal Pictures. Read all about it here.

Variously billed as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl or The Hunger Games meets The Thief Lord, this enthralling murder mystery sdet in Kenya will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES is published in the US by Putnam


and in the UK/ANZ by OneWorld. CITY OF SAINTS & THIEVES











French rights have gone to Pocket Jeunesse and Spanish and Catalan rights to Planeta.

Other rights sold are Germany (dtv ); Poland (INITIUM Patryk Lubas ); Czech Republic (Albatros Media ); Turkey (Penguen Kitap ); Serbia (Vulkan).

All other translation rights are still free.

LION – the Film Is Out in France!

Film tie-ins, Just out

LION, the multi-Oscar-nominated film starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, has just opened in France, and there are posters all over the Métro:


The film is based on Saroo Brierly’s A LONG WAY HOME, his autobiographical account of looking for his Indian family after having been separated from them accidentally and then adopted and raised by an Australian couple.

City éditions published the book in France in 2014 and have now brought out a new edition for the launch of the film.











Dev Patel won the British BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor earlier this month, beating out all the big names! And the script won the  BAFTA for best adaptation. Click here for the full list of the film’s nominations and awards so far.