Congratulations to the following TBA clients on their subsidiary rights deals!

Sophie Anderson’s THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS sold in France to Ecole des Loisirs, in Iran to Porteghald, and World Spanish rights to Grupa Planeta Mexicana.

P.G. Bell’s THE TRAIN TO IMPOSSIBLE PLACES sold in Hungary to Kolibri and in Turkey to Pegasus.

Gary John Bishop’s UNF*CK YOURSELF sold in the Czech Republic to Dobrovsky, in Hungary to Maxim, at auction, and in Slovakia to Motyl.

Stephanie Burgis’ THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART sold in Bulgaria to Ibis in a two-book deal, THE GIRL WITH A DRAGON HEART sold in Serbia to Vulkan, THE PRINCESS WHO FLEW WITH DRAGONS sold in China to Guomai and KAT INCORRIGIBLE sold in Russia to Kachelly in a three-book deal.

Samantha Bailey’s WOMAN ON THE EDGE sold in Poland to Znak.

Krystyna Chiger’s THE GIRL IN THE GREEN SWEATER sold in Slovakia to Motyl.

Kat Cho’s WICKED FOX sold world Spanish rights to Urano.

Yangsze Choo’s THE GHOST BRIDE sold in Italy to Harper Italia in a pre-empt, in Poland to Znak and in Taiwan to Locus.

Kristen Ciccarelli’s THE CAGED QUEEN sold in Hungary to Maxim and in Poland to IUVI.

Roxie Cooper’s THE DAY WE MET sold in Poland to Prószyński.

L.H. Cosway’s SIX OF HEARTS sold in Israel to Yedioth.

Rebecca Dudley’s HANK FINDS AN EGG sold in the Czech Republic to Albatros.

Claire Fayers’ MIRROR MAGIC sold in Russia to Eksmo, and ACCIDENTAL PIRATES sold in Russia to AST in a two-book deal.

Megan Frampton’s A SINGULAR LADY sold in Germany to Ullstein.

Stephanie Garber’s CARAVAL sold in Thailand to Black Magic Atelier in a three-book deal, LEGENDARY sold in Greece to Psichogios, and FINALE sold in Finland to WSOY, in Indonesia to Noura and in the Netherlands to Luitingh-Sijthoff.

Michael Farquhar’s A TREASURY OF ROYAL SCANDALS sold in Bulgaria to Bard and in China to SDX.

Alwyn Hamilton’s HERO AT THE FALL sold in Hungary to Maxim.

Lisa Renee Jones’ HURTS SO GOOD sold in Germany to Lyx.

Matt Killeen’s ORPHAN MONSTER SPY sold in the Czech Republic to Argo.

Cherrie Lynn’s ENTICING IRIS sold in Germany to Bastei Lubbe.

Hilary McKay’s Charlie series sold in Korea to Sigongsa in a six-book deal, and THE SKYLARKS’ WAR sold in Italy to Giunti at auction, in Japan to Tokuma Shoten and in Romania, at auction, to Art Grup.

Jan Moran’s THE WINEMAKERS sold in Bulgaria to Ergon.

Robert Nathan’s THE ENCHANTED VOYAGE sold in Italy to Atlantide.

Jean Pendziwol’s THE LIGHTKEEPERS’ DAUGHTERS sold in Israel to Tchelet.

Stephanie Kate Strohm’s PRINCE IN DISGUISE sold in Hungary to Mora.

Jessica Townsend’s WUNDERSMITH sold Afrikaans rights to Human & Rousseau.

Helen Whitaker’s THE SCHOOL RUN sold in Poland to Świat Książki.

Francesca Zappia’s ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS sold in the Czech Republic to Albatros and in Slovakia to Albatros.

Deal Announcements, Uncategorized

We loved this profile of TBA agent Gemma Cooper in the Bookseller, the UK’s publishing trade journal, calling Gemma “one of the hottest children’s agents on both sides of the Atlantic”!


TBA congratulates Sophie Anderson, whose debut THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS is among the eight titles shortlisted for this year’s Carnegie Medal. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by UK children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people and is one of the longest-established children’s book awards in the UK.


The Bent Agency congratulates our clients whose books are among the twenty longlisted for the 2019 Carnegie Medal: Sophie Anderson for THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS (Usborne), Brian Conaghan for THE WEIGHT OF A THOUSAND FEATHERS (Bloomsbury), and Hilary McKay for HILARY McKAY’S FAIRY TALES (Macmillan).


TBA congratulates our client Catherine Dunne, who is to receive the 2018 Irish PEN Award for Contribution to Irish Literature. The award will be presented at the Irish PEN Annual Dinner on Friday, February 22 at the Royal St. George Yacht Club, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Dunne said: “I am extremely happy that Irish PEN has chosen to honour me with this award for my contribution to Irish literature. It means a great deal to me at this point in my career. The award for literature is a very special kind of peer recognition and I want to thank the committee for selecting me. Writing is a mostly solitary occupation and sometimes we writers feel invisible. It’s always uplifting to know that our work is out there, making connections with readers and with the writing community all over the country. The February event in Dún Laoghaire is always a great opportunity for us writers to get together. I owe a lot to the Irish writing community: for support, for shared projects and above all, for friendship.”


TBA is delighted to welcome Zoë Plant to our UK office. Zoë was most recently senior scout at Daniela Schlingmann Literary Scouting and brings with her a wealth of knowledge of English-language and international publishing. We can’t wait to see how her list develops!


TBA congratulates our client Hilary McKay, whose novel THE SKYLARKS’ WAR has won the 2018 Costa Children’s Book Award. Currently Waterstones’ Children’s Book of the Month, THE SKYLARKS’ WAR (Macmillan Children’s Books) was described by the Costa judges as ‘as perfect a novel as you could ever want to read.’

THE SKYLARKS’ WAR is available in the US as LOVE TO EVERYONE (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster).