Hardie Grant buys three by Hay

Independent publisher Hardie Grant has acquired three titles by Australian food editor and cookbook author Donna Hay.

Stephen King, general manager of Hardie Grant London, acquired UK rights to the titles from Hollie Zondanos, HarperCollins Australia rights and co-editions manager.

The first title, fast, fresh, simple, will be published as a £16.99 paperback in October 2011 and includes more than 160 recipes offering “quick-fix solutions for busy weeknights”.

Seasons and No Time To Cook will be published in April and October 2012, respectively.

Hay has sold more than four million titles worldwide and has been translated into nine languages. The publisher added: “[Hay’s] trademark style of simple, smart and seasonal recipes all beautifully assembled and photographed, has turned her into an international food-publishing phenomenon.”