For those of you who weren’t able to log on to the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Frankfurt Webinar on the afternoon of the 13th of October, here is the link to watch it. (The graphic novels section is the first twenty or so minutes.)
The moving graphic novel by Nick Abadzis about the first dog in space (First Second) is being adapted for XR format by Asif Kapadia. Read the announcement here.
In the run-up to Frankfurt, Kate McCormack, Rights and Contracts Manager at University of Queensland Press is interviewed for the Think Australian newsletter. You can read the interview and meet Kate here.
The Guardian has given THE NIGHT COUNTRY a fantastic review: “Albert’s legion of fans will relish her return to the bloody, terrifying, seductive world of her debut and inventive brilliance of her storytelling.” Imogen Russell-Williams, The Guardian Bravo!
Warmest wishes for the New Year from all of us here in Paris.
The First Day Cover of the Australian Post’s tribute to Children’s Literature has just arrived (thanks, Leigh!). We can’t think of a better way to honor children’s authors!
Melissa Lucashenko’s TOO MUCH LIP (UQP) is one of the six finalists for the 2019 Stella Prize for extraordinary books by Australian women! The judges’ report says: Too Much Lip is a fearless, searing and unvarnished portrait of generational trauma cut through with acerbic humour. A family drama a hundred years in the making unfolds in…
Celebrating a day early with Canadian author Vicki Grant (36 QUESTIONS THAT MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU) and editor Maëlle Allen at Le Fumoir.
The Agency team had a great Holiday lunch today at our favourite local Italian restaurant. (If you look closely, you can see that everyone was dressed for the occasion). It was also a good-bye lunch for intern Felicity Aris who’s leaving us to continue her adventures in Italy next. She will be missed! (And we have her…
THE HAZEL WOOD is in its 23rd week on the New York Times YA Bestsellers list and has moved up from #8 to #6. Ho, Hum. For a change, here’s the French cover: