UWA Publishing has acquired world rights to Raelke Grimmer's debut YA novel

Acquisition Raelke Grimmer White Noise YA YA and Children's

UWA Publishing has acquired world rights to Raelke Grimmer's debut YA novel 'White Noise.'


Raelke Grimmer headshot credit Corinna Rostan
Photography credit: Corinna Rostan


UWA Publishing has acquired world rights to Raelke Grimmer’s debut young adult novel White Noise set to be published September 2024.


White Noise is a contemporary young adult novel exploring grief, friendship and identity set in Darwin. Fifteen-year-old Emma is awoken by her dad’s nightmares. Again. On Friday evenings they go running at East Point Reserve to escape. Escape the ripples of grief that still chase them three years after her mother’s death; escape Emma’s autism diagnosis; escape her father’s work as an emergency room doctor. And now Emma’s best friend Summer is moving away to the other side of town. Their friendship and the routines that have kept Emma and her father going since her mother’s death splinter. In trying to pick up the pieces, Emma and her father realise too late that they can’t outrun themselves.


Raelke Grimmer grew up writing in the hills and foothills of Kaurna Country in South Australia and has lived in Darwin on Larrakia Country since 2016. She writes YA, poetry and creative nonfiction. Raelke’s work has been published in Westerly, Kill Your Darlings, Griffith Review and Meniscus, and she was shortlisted in the Poetry Award in the 2023 Northern Territory Literary Awards. She is a founding editor of Northern Territory literary journal Borderlands, a publication showcasing the very best of Northern Territory and First Nations storytelling. In 2023, Raelke was a participant in Creative Australia’s Digital Fellowship Program and is a 2024 recipient of an online ArtsNT Varuna Fellowship. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Flinders University and is a Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at Charles Darwin University. White Noise is her debut novel.


Grimmer’s YA novel was acquired during UWA Publishing’s 2023 general submissions. 


UWA Publishing is proud to be publishing White Noise in September 2024.


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