Our Clients Are Prizewinners!

Our clients walked away with a bunch of Eisner Awards at the 2020 Virtual San Diego ComicCon last weekend! The big winner was Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (First Second) with “Best Publication for Teens”, as well as “Best Writer” going to Mariko Tamaki and “Best Penciller/Inker” to Rosemary Valero-O’Connell!      …

Behrouz Boochani Granted Refugee Status in New Zealand!

Kurdish-Iranian journalist and author Behrouz Boochani, whose bestselling NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS shone a light on the atrocious conditions of refugees held by the Australian government in the offshore detention centres on Manus, Naru, and Christmas islands, has finally been granted refugee status by New Zealand. Writing via text messages on a smuggled-in mobile…

HITCH Wins Society of Authors Prize

HITCH by Kathryn Hind has won the 2020 Society of Authors Betty Trask Prize, which celebrates first novels written by authors under the age of 35 in a traditional or romantic, but not experimental, style.   Past winners include Zadie Smith, Evie Wyld, Elliot Perlman, Chloe Hooper and Sophie Mackintosh. Previously, HITCH won the 2018…

THE YIELD wins prestigious Miles Franklin Award, 2020

THE YIELD by Tara June Winch (Penguin Books Australia) has won Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin Award. This is the second year in a row that one of our clients has won this prize!

THE WHITE GIRL and THE YIELD both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, 2020

Congratulations to two of our clients’ titles : THE WHITE GIRL (UQP) and THE YIELD (Penguin Books Australia) are both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Australian equivalent to the Booker prize. The judges noted that the books nominated this year deal with topics of racial and cultural dispossession and “demonstrate powerfully how past trauma…

THE UNLISTED TV adaptation wins International Youth Jury Prize

Congratulations to the TV adaptation of the trilogy THE UNLISTED by Justine Flynn and Chris Kunz! It has won the International Youth Jury Prize in the 11-15 Fiction category at Prix Jeunesse, judged by children from around the world. A juror from Canada commented: “Great to see how they intertwine the sci-fi story with Diwali…

WINTERKEEP Is Coming!

Eight years after BITTERBLUE was published, New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cashore takes us back to the fantastic world she created with GRACELING, FIRE, and BITTERBLUE. (Read the Publishers Weekly announcement and a great interview with Kristin here.) WINTERKEEP will come out in early 2021 in the US (Dial), with Gollancz, who have just…