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Information for writers about literary agents, Golvan Arts Management and the business of writing in Australia. If you are interested in representation, it is most important that you carefully read all of the relevant sections below. At present WE ARE NOT considering many new proposals. We only represent Australian or Australian based clients. For other recommended Australian Literary Agents, please see the listing at the Australian Literary Agents Association web site.


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 CHI3869Shanghai Acrobat: An orphan boy's inspiring true story of courage and determination in revolutionary China will be published by Black Inc in Melbourne, Australia in August 2020.

Jingjing Xue was a star performer with the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe after graduating from the Acrobatic School of Shanghai. He was admired as one of China’s best acrobats and from 1961 to 1987, and performed all around the world with the Shanghai Circus. He later trained circus performers with the Shanghai Circus troupe and then at the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne, where he now lives.

Shanghai Acrobat cover online

Shanghai Acrobat tells the story of an orphan who became an international circus star and a trainer of Chinese and Australian gold-winning acrobats. Set in China from the early years of the Communist era through the turbulent period of the cultural revolution and in Australia, Shanghai Acrobat is a story of hope and perseverance, of overcoming adversity, and finding a place to belong.