Jacinta Di Mase Management Newsletter December 2018

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Jacinta di Mase Management Newsletter 2018

2018 has been another wonderful year at Jacinta di Mase Management As one of our busiest and most successful years since the agency was founded in 2004, we wanted to showcase and celebrate the achievements of the talented creators on our list and give you a hint of the amazing books coming up in 2019 Congratulations on a brilliant year and we look forward to working with you in 2019 The office will be closed from Friday 21st December 2018 until Monday 7th January 2019. Have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year, Jacinta, Danielle, Natasha, and Poppy


Shortlist, Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2018 Long listed, Indie Book Awards Debut Fic

Prime Minister’s literature award 2017

Long listed, Indie Book Awards

Long listed, Indie Book Awards

Winner, National Biography Award, 2018 Shortlisted, NSW Premier's Literary Awards: Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction, 2018 Shortlisted, NSW Premier's History Awards: Australian History Prize, 2018 Long listed, Kibble Literary Award for an established author, 2018 Commended, Magarey Medal for Biography, 2018 Shortlisted, Queensland Literary Award: Non-Fiction Book Award, 2018 Shortlisted, Queensland Literary Award: History Book Award, 2018 Long listed, Nib Waverley Library Literary Award, 2018 Long listed, CHASS Australia Book Prize, 2018 Shortlisted, Prime Minister’s Literary Awards (Australian History)

Winner, 2018 ABIA Book of the Year award



AUTHOR ACHIEVEMENTS This year, Jacinta di Mase Management is lucky to be announcing the many fantastic accomplishments achieved by our authors. From stage and film adaptations, to myriads of awards and prizes.

• Gabrielle Wang's A Ghost in my Suitcase adapted for the stage Gabby’s middle grade novel ‘A Ghost in My Suitcase’ has been adapted to stage during the Melbourne International Arts Festival by Barking Gecko Theatre. “From contemporary Australia to cosmopolitan Shanghai to the misty byways of rural China, the tale takes place in the overlap of cultures and histories both big and small.”

• Rachel Ang named in the ‘Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2018’ Rachel has been chosen for the third intake of the Wheeler Centre’s Fellowship 2018, where each fellow receives a desk of their own at the Wheeler Centre for ten weeks, plus a $1000 stipend. Rachel’s project is titled ‘A Dream Diary’ (comic), in which she gets up each morning and writes down what she has dreamed, or what thoughts first come to her, and creates a comic from these ideas.

• Carly Findlay has successfully produced and hosted ‘Access to Fashion’ as part of Melbourne Fashion Week Carly’s ‘Access to Fashion’ event was an exploration of disability in the fashion industry; including a panel discussion and a runway show featuring a diverse range of models with physical and intellectual disabilities.

• Carly is editor of the new anthology ‘Growing Up Disabled in Australia’ with Black Inc. Books

In response to the project, Carly said that she wants ‘all young disabled people to read this anthology and know what’s possible for them’. A donation from proceeds of the anthology will be given to Children and Young People with Disability Australia.

AUTHOR ACHIEVEMENTS • Michelle Scott Tucker is the new executive director of the Stella Prize Michelle, who commenced the role in early August, says: “In a very short time, Stella has made an important impact on the Australian literary landscape. I feel excited – and privileged – to be selected to lead a team whose work remains so relevant and necessary.” Passionate about Australian women’s literature and storytelling, Michelle is also a member of the Writers Victoria committee of management.

• Ruth McIver won the Richell Prize and was shortlisted for the Harper Collins Banjo Prize! Ruth has won the 2018 Richell Prize for her entry ‘I Shot the Devil’- a dual narrative following a journalist in 2010 who is investigating a series of crimes in her hometown, alongside a memoir from 1994 written by one of the town’s residents who was close to the crime.

Clementine Ford’s Boys Will Be Boys: An Exploration of Power, Patriarchy and the Toxic Bonds of Mateship has been optioned for television by Perth-based production company Metamorflix. Metamorflix, a production company that specialises in documentary programming, plans to produce Ford’s nonfiction book as a documentary television series. Boys Will be Boys reveals how the patriarchy we live in is as harmful to boys and men as it is to women and girls and asks what we have to do to reverse that damage.

• Dr Clare Wright's The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is being developed for a TV series! La Trobe University Strategic Innovation Fund announced plans to invest $200,000 to finance the development of the series outline and pilot script for a television series based on Clare Wright’s Stella Prizewinning book, ‘The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka’. The pilot will be used to pitch a high-quality, eight-part TV drama series to potential investors. The drama series will explore the stories of bold women adventurers who flocked to the Australian goldfields in the 1850s, and their little-acknowledged role in the Eureka Stockade. Hollywood producer and writer, Anne Kenney (Outlander, ER, LA Law), has been secured to develop the pilot script. The series is being produced by Ruby Entertainment, creators of the Logie winning ‘The Secret River.’

AUTHOR ACHIEVEMENTS • Angela Pippos and Sam Lane were joint winners in the Vic Health Awards "Outstanding reporting of women’s sport” category Angela and Sam Lane were announced joint winners of the award. The VicHealth Awards are the state’s highest accolade for health promotion, recognising the efforts of local grassroots projects to state-wide campaigns and everything in between.

• Mandy Beaumont has been shortlisted for the UWA Publishing’s Dorothy Hewett Award, as well as the Richell Prize. Mandy’s collection of short stories titled ‘She is Bright Light and All Brilliance’ is a “dazzling collection spinning around the lives of women (and men) in love and in the sometimes-desperate state of sexual desire and fulfilment. It is a beautiful, dangerous dance of longing, where lives can be made complete when it goes well.” – UWA.

• Katherine Collette successfully launches podcast ‘The First Time’ Beginning July this year, one part reality show and one part writers’ master class, Katherine joins Kate Mildenhall in discussing the trials and tribulations of having a book published for the first time; collecting practical advice from Australian writers on all the firsts: agents, editors, social media and more. Kate also prompts Katherine to spill the beans on all her feels during the lead up to the launch of her debut novel, The Helpline.

Phil Cummings retrospective at the State Library of SA The State Library of SA holds in its collection, many of the secrets and stories of award-winning South Australian author, Phil Cummings. These secrets will be revealed in an interactive exhibition featuring his award winning books and copies of his original manuscripts. Co-designed with Phil Cummings and children from Peterborough, this program will be part of the SLSA Dream Big celebration 19 April-21July 2019

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to perform Touch the Moon Travel back in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing as the ASO brings to life award winning author Phil Cummings’ new book, Touch the Moon with original music composed by Glyn Lehmann.

INTERNATIONAL This year, Jacinta di Mase Management attended rights fairs in London, Frankfurt, Beijing, and Shanghai.


Katherine Collette The Helpline USA, UK, France, Italy

Clementine Ford Fight Like a Girl UK, USA Boys Will Be Boys UK, USA

Tania Cox (with Janine Dawson) Alberta Korea

Geoff Havel Dropping In Slovenia

Robert Hillman Bookshop of The Broken Hearted USA, Canada, Israel, Spain, Netherlands, UK

Jane Jolly Radio Rescue India Tea and Sugar Christmas India

S.A Jones The Fortress USA

Kirstin Alexander Half Moon Lake USA & Canada

Phil Cummings Boy (with Shane Devries) China, Korea, US, Romania, Picture Book Feathers (with Phil Lesnie) Canada Be Brave Pink Piglet (With Sarah Davis) China Newspaper Hats (With Owen Swan) France Aleesah Darlison Our Class Tiger China


Graham Akhurst- Borderland Hachette Book Group, Young Adult, 2019

Nick Falk & Tony Flowers Vognox the Viking Affirm Press, Middle Grade, August 2019

Kirsten Alexander- Half Moon Lake Penguin Books Aus, Historical Fiction, Jan 2019

Fiona Hardy- The Summer Outtakes of Haley Whelan Affirm Press, Middle Grade Fic, June 2019

Serina Bird- Frugal Dare to Millionaire Murdoch Books, Feb 2019

Carly Findlay- Say Hello Harper Collins, Non-Fiction, Feb 2019

Karen Blair & Kirsty Murray- Woof! Said Billy Allen & Unwin, Picture Book, April 2019

Kelly Gardiner Firewatcher series books 2 & 3 Scholastic Australia, Middle Grade Fic, 2019

Karen Blair- Lemonade Jones Book 2 Allen & Unwin, Picture Book, Sept 2019

Jane Gilmore- Fixed It Penguin Random House, Non-Fiction, Sept 2019

Judith Brett- From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage Text Publishing, Non-Fiction, End 2019

Jenna Guillaume- What I like about me Pan MacMillan Australia, Non-Fiction, March 2019

Katherine Collette- Unscripted Text Publishing, Fiction, 2019

Rosanne Hawke- Chadani & the Ghost of The Forest Wombat Book, Young Adult, June 2019

Phil Cummings


Touch the Moon Allen & Unwin, Picture Book, May 2019


Boy and a Ball Scholastic Press, Picture Book, July 2019


Through the Smoke Scholastic Press, Picture Book, Feb 2019

Kathy Dellorefice- Nice Girls Don’t Drop Punt Scholastic Australia, Non-Fiction, Sept 2019

Jane Jolly- Star Anise National Library of Australia, Picture Book, 2019

Leah Kaminsky- The Hollow Bones Penguin Random House, Fiction, March 2019

Kay Kerr- Please Don’t Hug Me Text Publishing, Young Adult, 2019

Helene Magisson -


Nick Richardson- 1956 Scribe, Non-Fiction, 2019

Jedda Robaard-

Sarah of The Two Nativities Walker Books Australia, Picture Book, 2019

Natalie Marshall -


Miss Eliza Flowerdew Can Nearly Touch the Ceiling Read Paper Kite, Picture Book, 2019


5 new titles in the ‘Little Creatures’ and ‘Lost Creatures’ series’. Hardie Grant Egmont, Board books, 2019


2 new titles in the ‘I’m Ready…’ series Penguin Random House, Board books, 2019

Mein Sondbuch 1 & 2 Ars Editions GmBH, Boardbook, June 2019 •

Loretta Smith- A Spanner in The Works Hachette, Non-Fiction, April 2019

Briony Stewart- Saved from The Surf National Library of Australia, Picture Book, Oct 2019

Tess Woods- Love and Other Battles Harper Collins Australia, Fiction, August 2019

Find and Feel 1 & 2 Scholastic UK, Boardbook, 2019

Amelia McInerney -


Bad Crab Scholastic Australia, Picture Book, 2019 Mary had a Little Lamb (What Really Happened) Scholastic Australia, Picture Book, 2019

Sher Rill Ng- Our Little Inventor Allen & Unwin, Picture Book, April 2019

Michael Pryor- Graveyard Shift in Ghost Town Allen & Unwin, Young Adult Fiction, July 2019

Andrew Ramsey- Oliphant and Rutherford HarperCollins Australia, Biography, 2019

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