TOO MUCH LIP on Stella Prize Shortlist!

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…

Happy International Women’s Day

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.

PASHMINA Goes to Netflix!

Netflix have acquired the rights to adapt PASHMINA, the best-selling graphic novel by Nidhi Chanani (First Second) into an original CG animated musical! Read the full announcement HERE. We love the book and can’t wait to see the film! Italian rights have already been sold to Il Castoro. Other rights are still free.

PTSD Now Out in France!

Guillaume Singelin’s graphic novel PTSD,which just came out from First Second, is now available in French, too. Ankama published on 1 March:                           All other rights are still free.        


EN LA OSCURIDAD, Sara Soler’s graphic novel adaptation of Spanish journalist Antonio Pampliega’s story of being kidnapped by Al Quaida in Syria in 2015, has just been published by Planeta Cómic, and it’s already getting great press! Here’s the first article in RTVE. Sara Soler’s stark black and white illustrations perfectly capture the terrible isolation experienced by Antonio Pampliega…

Another Starred Review for a First Second Title!

LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki (THIS ONE SUMMER) and Rosemary Varlero-O’Connell has just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! Read it here. The book will be published in May by First Second.   Rights have already been sold for : French (Rue de Sèvres), Italian (Bao), Norwegian (Cappelen Damm), Portuguese…


RUFUS AND REENIE is a gorgeous younger middle-grade novel about a fledgling Great Horned owl and an eleven-year-old girl who must learn to trust in each other—and in themselves. If you loved Barbara O’Connor’s WISH and Wendy Mass and Rebecca’s Stead’s BOB, you will adore the true friendship that Reenie and Rufus experience. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt…


After a spirited auction, Behrouz Boochani’s award-winning NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS has been acquired in France by Editions Hugo, who plan to publish in the autumn.