Freehand Books is set to publish former UBC creative writing chair Keith Maillard’s new novel, Figure 1 partners with GlucksteinDesign for its founder’s first title, and Roz Nay’s psychological thriller sells in Poland.
Toronto children’s publisher Kids Can Press has announced that it will be adapting award-winning webseries Carmilla into a YA novel under the KCP Loft imprint in spring 2019.
Today’s book deals.
Yann Martel’s The High Mountains of Portugal has sold in Vietnamese, Jaspreet Singh’s Chef has sold in Arabic, and Don Thompson’s The Supermodel and the Brillo Box has sold in Ukrainian.
New Zealand–based Cloud South Films has acquired film rights to Canadian environmental activist and former Greenpeace vice-president Varda Burstyn’s 2005 eco-thriller Water Inc.
The Woodbridge Farm Writers’ Retreat is expanding its activities to include book publishing.
Claire Cameron’s 2017 novel The Last Neanderthal has sold in the Czech Republic, while the Toronto author’s 2014 novel The Bear has sold in Italy.
Author and University of New Brunswick English professor Robert Gray is adapting his sophomore short-story collection Entropic (NeWest Press) to film.
Penguin Canada has acquired Samra Habib’s memoir about being a queer Muslim.
Figure 1 Publishing has acquired the first cookbook by Toronto chef and Food Network host Corbin Tomaszeski.
Simon & Schuster Canada senior editor Laurie Grassi has acquired Canadian rights to bestselling author Catherine McKenzie’s The Good Liar,
Penguin Canada has acquired We All Love the Beautiful Girls, the second novel by Joanne Proulx, for the Viking Canada imprint. Grand Central Publishing will release the title in the U.S. Tiffany Stone’s children’s book Tree Song will be published by Annick Press.
Firefly Books has announced a new partnership with the National Film Board.
PAIDOS has acquired the world Spanish rights to Governor General’s Literary Award winner Michael Harris’s Solitude: A Singular Life in a Crowded World.
Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Zoe Whittall has signed six-figure deals with HarperCollins (Canadian rights) and Ballantine (U.S. rights) for two forthcoming books.
Goose Lane Editions has acquired a short-fiction collection and a debut novel by Paul Carlucci.
Some of the books Canadian publishers are excited to promote at BookExpo America in New York City, May 31–June 2.
Maeva will publish the Spanish edition of Claire Cameron’s latest novel The Last Neanderthal, while Bazar will publish the sixth, seventh, and eighth titles in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series in Finnish.
Liveright Publishing has acquired U.S. rights to Toronto author Harriet Alida Lye’s novel The Honey Farm, forthcoming from Vagrant Press in spring 2018, while Texas-based Black Rose Writing will publish Ottawa author Robert Smith’s latest suspense novel, What Lies Within, in October 2017.
Penguin Random House India has acquired English-language rights in India to Buzzfeed culture writer Scaachi Koul’s essay collection.
Nimbus Publishing is set to publish 25 Years of 22 Minutes by Halifax writer Angela Mombourquette.
S&S Canada is set to publish the debut story collection by Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Maria Mutch.
House of Anansi Press editorial director Janie Yoon has acquired world rights to a debut story collection by RBC Bronwen Wallace Award–winning author Erin Frances Fisher.
Atria/Simon & Schuster Canada will publish the debut thriller Find You in the Dark and a follow-up title by Naben Ruthnum, writing as Nathan Ripley.
McClelland & Stewart publisher Jared Bland has acquired world rights to two titles by NHL hall-of-famer, politician, and author Ken Dryden.