Welcome to Golvan Arts Management

GENERAL INFORMATION

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 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.

OUR CLIENTS

Biographies of and information about selected clients.

SPEAKERS

Clients available for school, library, literary and arts festivals, community presentations and workshops.

FILM & TV RIGHTS

Featured projects-rights sales for theatre, film and television, and visual arts applications.

alan sunderland picChildren’s Author

Alan Sunderland is married with three sons and lives in Sydney. He is a retired, award winning journalist who now consults and writes and talks about children’s books and journalism. 

He won a Walkley Awards for covering an attack on the Iranian Embassy in Canberra in 1992, and for a series of exclusive reports from East Timor. He has also won the prestigious Council of the Deans of Education Award for education journalism three times in two years, which constitutes something of a record. Alan is an entertaining presenter for schools and libraries. See our Speakers section and Alan's web site at www.alansunderland.com for more information.

9781743838235Alan writes children’s books for 8-12 year olds. His latest book Six Seconds was pubished in March 2021 and is part of the Scholastic My Australian Story Series. Growing up by the beach in Newcastle in 1989 means footy, sandcastle competitions and school. Michael's dad's a journalist and his small world gets bigger as he starts to pay attention to the news. His interest turns into anxiety and obsession as Michael begins to see the world as a dangerous place that is fast collapsing around him. When the Berlin Wall comes down, most see it as a sign of change and freedom but Michael isn't convinced. But when an earthquake hits his home down, Michael discovers that the worst that can happen is not always as bad as your fears.