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.
Knopf Random Canada Group publisher Anne Collins has acquired Canadian English rights to Amanda Leduc’s new novel The Centaur’s Wife.
Penguin has acquired U.S. English rights to Jen Agg’s memoir I Hear She’s a Real Bitch, about the Toronto restaurateur’s rise in an industry dominated by ‘bro’ culture and sexism.
HarperCollins editorial director of non-fiction Jim Gifford has acquired world rights to a memoir by Canadian Mental Health Association director Mark Henick.
Figure 1 Publishing has acquired Complete Plate, a cookbook for weight loss and weight maintenance by Calgary food blogger Lauren Klukas.
Canadian presses and literary agents reflect on the 2017 Bologna Children’s Book Fair earlier this month.
Dundurn has acquired a non-fiction book of colourized photos and essays about Canada’s experience in the First World War.
Dundurn has acquired rights to Toronto broadcaster John Gallagher’s Big League Babble On.
Dundurn has acquired world rights to entertainment lawyer and former Degrassi executive producer Stephen Stohn’s memoir, Whatever It Takes.
ECW Press executive editor Michael Holmes has acquired world rights to Rob Simpson’s No Heavy Lifting.
Greystone Books has acquired Buffy Sainte-Marie: An Authorized Biography by Vancouver cultural journalist Andrea Warner.
Toronto’s The Cooke Agency is taking on a significant role as representation for Robert Munsch’s classic picture book Love You Forever.
Dundurn editorial director Carrie Gleason has acquired world rights to Toronto author Kim Moritsugu’s novel The Showrunner.
Patrice Leung at Golden Orchid Productions has acquired film rights for Jen Sookfong Lee’s 2016 novel The Conjoined (ECW Press).