THE HUNTING ACCIDENT was originally published in English by First Second, and the French edition from Sonatine éditions had already won the Ouest-France / Quai des Bulles prize in 2020. Now, it has won the Fauve d’Or, the most important French prize for a graphic novel, at the 2021 Angoulême Festival International de la Bande…
Some exciting news today! Netflix is beginning work on a feature-length animated musical adaptation of Molly Knox Ostertag’s WITCH BOY graphic novel series (published by Scholastic Graphix in the USA and by Kinaye in France). Here’s the announcement on Deadline. And the other two titles in the series. Can’t wait!
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing last month of one of our long-time clients, Martin Shepherd, publisher of The Permanent Press. Goodbye, Marty. You will be missed. Read more here.
Publishers Weekly has just published a selection of the favorite children’s and YA books of publishing professionals, and four of our clients’ titles are on the list! One is from the Scholastic Graphix list: And three are from First Second:
Mirandi Riwoe’s Stone Sky Gold Mountain (published by UQP) has won the 2020 Historical Novel Prize (worth AU$50,000). Set during Australia’s nineteenth century gold-rush period, this powerful novel introduces unforgettable characters and deals with timeless questions of identity and belonging. Family circumstances force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee their home in China to…
Davitt Awards 2020 winners announced Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners of the 2020 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. Adult crime novel: The Trespassers (Meg Mundell, UQP) In this ultimate locked-room mystery, a shipload of migrant workers flees the pandemic-stricken UK, seeking a fresh start in Australia. For…
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.
We are very pleased to announce that we are now representing the HarperAlley graphic novels list for France! Check out their new catalogue 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.