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September 25, 2013
5:41 PM

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Deals: Michael Cho graphic novel lands at Pantheon; Invisible acquires debut story collection; and more

Random House Canada publisher Anne Collins has acquired Canadian English-language rights to The Change Room, a novel by Karen Connelly that is being billed as “The Women’s Room for a new generation.” The book will be published in spring 2015. Jackie Kaiser of Westwood Creative Artists arranged the deal.

Pantheon’s Dan Frank and Chip Kidd have acquired world English-language rights to Michael Cho’s debut graphic novel, Shoplifter. Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency arranged the deal.

Invisible Publishing coordinating editor Nicholas Boshart has acquired world English-language and translation rights to Andrew Forbes’ debut story collection, tentatively titled What You Need, to be published in spring 2015. The deal was arranged without an agent.

Simon & Schuster Canada associate publisher Allison Clarke and Pocket Books editor Adam Wilson have jointly acquired world English-language rights to the first two books of an urban fantasy series by Kristi Charish, Owl and the Japanese Circus and City of Angels. The first book is tentatively scheduled to be published in January 2015. Carolyn Forde of Westwood Creative Artists arranged the deal.

International buy-in:

HarperCollins Canada vice-president, executive publisher, and editor-in-chief Iris Tupholme has acquired Canadian English-language rights to British playwright and screenwriter Laline Paull’s debut novel, The Bees, an Orwellian coming-of-age story. The book will be published in the U.S. by HarperCollins imprint Ecco and in the U.K. by HarperCollins imprint 4th Estate Books. The book will be published in hardcover in May 2014 in all territories. Simon Trewin and Dorian Karchmar of the William Morris Endeavor Agency arranged the deal.

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