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Deals: Conundrum acquires Rabagliati graphic novel; foreign deal for forthcoming Lyon novel; and more

Conundrum Press publisher Andy Brown has acquired English-language rights to Michel Rabagliati’s Paul au Parc. The latest volume in the author’s graphic novel series follows the titular character and his scout troupe during the FLQ crisis. Helgé Dascher will translate the title from French. Publication is scheduled for spring 2013.

Greystone Books has acquired world rights to Cascadia’s Kitchen by food journalist Don Genova. The cookbook celebrates the chefs and food producers of the Pacific Northwest, with tips and recipes for making sustainable meals at home. The book, published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, is set for release in spring 2013.

Greystone Books has also acquired world rights to Ian CouttsThe Perfect Keg, about the author’s efforts at crafting his own beer. The book is set for release in spring 2013.

Douglas & McIntyre publisher Trena White has acquired Canadian rights to Darrell Dennis’s Peace Pipe Dreams, a satirical book about North American Indians. The deal was arranged by Denise Bukowski of the Bukowski Agency.

Nathaniel G. Moore, editor at Tightrope Books’ imprint The Highwire, has acquired rights to Hart Strings by Julie Hart, the former wife of retired WWE wrestler Bret “The Hitman Hart.

Foreign front:

Agent Denise Bukowski of the Bukowski Agency has a number of deals to report:

Swedish rights to The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet (PublicAffairs) by Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu have been sold to Timbro.

Italian rights to volumes three and four of Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series have been sold to Sellerio, as well as reprint rights to volumes one and two.

Turkish rights to Annabel Lyon’s The Sweet Girl (forthcoming from Random House Canada in September) have been sold to Pegasus Yayinlari. Rights had been previously sold in the U.S., U.K., and France.

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