Latest acquisitions: Nonfiction

Latest acquisitions: Nonfiction

2 October, 2023

Hachette Australia announced last year that it would enter a publishing scout partnership with screenwriter, author and broadcaster Benjamin Law. The results are now materialising, with adult nonfiction publisher Sophie Hamley having acquired world rights to Complete and Utter Failure by Kara Schlegl and ANZ, UK and Commonwealth rights to Model Minority Gone Rogue by Lisa Qin, for publication in February and March 2024 respectively.

HarperCollins Australia has acquired world rights to nonfiction work Flying Not Falling by Ginger Gorman, in a deal brokered by Jane Novak of Jane Novak Literary Agency. Flying Not Falling will explore the ways in which women are gradually erased as they age. ‘The observation older women are treated as invisible is not a new one—and plenty has been written about it. This book differs because it suggests this state of affairs as a deliberate erasure—and it occurs when senior women are at their most formidable,’ said the publisher. Flying Not Falling will be published in early 2025.

NewSouth Publishing has acquired world rights to Shirley Hazzard and Elizabeth Harrower: The letters, edited by Brigitta Olubas and Susan Wyndham, for publication in mid-2024; world rights to ‘a bold new history’ by Yves Rees, via Jacinta di Mase Management—‘a rollicking ride that challenges the idea that men and war made the transpacific alliance’, for publication in August 2024; and world rights to science writer Zoe Kean’s popular science title Why are we like this?, asking questions such as ‘What can scuba diving at Shark Bay uncover about the evolution of sex and gender?’, due to be published in late 2024.


Originally published by Books and Publishing (Read More)