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Deals: Skibsrud signs two-book deal with Hamish Hamilton

Penguin Canada publisher Nicole Winstanley and executive editor Nick Garrison have acquired Johanna Skibsrud’s untitled collection of stories and second novel at auction. Both books will be published under the Hamish Hamilton imprint. Publication dates have yet to be determined. Tracy Bohan of The Wylie Agency arranged the deal.

Tundra Books editor Sue Tate has acquired two books by Heather Hartt-Sussman. Noni is Nervous and Nana’s Summer Surprise will be published in spring 2013. The deal was arranged by Michael Levine.

ECW Press publisher Jack David has acquired 50 Sides of the Beach Boys by Mark Dillon.The book tells the stories behind 50 Beach Boys songs. It will be published in spring 2012. The deal was arranged by Westwood Creative Artists.

Conundrum Press publisher Andy Brown has acquired the English rights to Michel Rabagliati’s Paul à Québec. The English translation The Song of Roland, translated by Helge Dascher, will be published in spring 2012. The deal was arranged without an agent.

HarperCollins Canada editor Hadley Dyer has aquired world rights to Tom Earle's middle-grade novel Whatever Happened To Scooter Murphy? A Grade 7 student and triple A hockey player runs away from his abusive home and lives in Maple Leaf Gardens. The deal was arranged by Michael Levine of Westwood Creative Artists.

McArthur & Company president and publisher Kim McArthur has acquired Canadian English-language rights to two new non-fiction books by Stephen Clarke. 1000 Years of Annoying the French looks at all the great disagreements between Britain and France, and Paris Revealed: The Secret Life of a City discloses the secrets only Parisians know about Paris. The deals were arranged by Susanna Lea Associates.

McClelland and Stewart editor Philip Rappaport has acquired World English-language rights to Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert by Davin de Kergommeaux. The book will be published in spring 2012. The deal was arranged by The Bukowski Agency.

Douglas & McIntyre acquiring editor of non-fiction Trena White has acquired Canadian rights to Checked Out by Toronto Star senior political journalist Susan Delacourt, who analyzes how politics has become a business in Canada. The book will be published in fall 2012. The deal was arranged by Chris Bucci at Anne McDermid & Associates.

Foreign front:

Free Press has acquired U.S. rights to Frances Greenslade’s novel Shelter. The deal was arranged by The Bukowski Agency.

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