Increased demand for Australian books overseas

Children's books, adult fiction and the Chinese language market lead the way.

A new research paper, Success story: International rights sales of Australian-authored books 2008-2018, conducted between the Australia Council for the Arts, Macquarie University and the Copyright Agency, reveals the growth of Australian books in international markets.

Success Story is the first time that international rights sales for Australian literature have been collated and analysed.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She's the outgoing books editor of The Big issue. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press. Her next collection, Decadence, will be published in July 2022. Twitter: @thuy_on