Lesley Livingston’s YA novel The Valiant is being adapted into a one-hour TV drama, while Berkley has acquired North American rights to Sonya Lalli’s first two novels.
Audible has acquired audiobook rights to novels by Claire Cameron, Alix Hawley, Wayson Choy, Eden Robinson, and Leo McKay Jr., and Yasuko Thanh.
Big Soul Productions, a Toronto-based Indigenous film and video production company, has acquired film rights to David Chariandy’s debut novel Soucouyant.
New York City–based Countryman Press has acquired world English rights to Montreal designer and TreeHugger writer Kimberley Mok’s The Modern House Bus.
French-language rights to Catherine Hernandez’s 2017 novel Scarborough have sold to Les Éditions XYZ.
Coach House Books editorial director Alana Wilcox has acquired world rights to a book of poetry written in airport codes by Nasser Hussain.
Bloomsbury U.K. and Bloomsbury U.S. have jointly acquired world English (ex. Canada) rights to David Chariandy’s second novel, Brother, as well as an untitled third novel in a five-way auction.
Today’s book deals.
Nimbus Publishing has acquired a new Eric Walters picture book in the vein of I’ll Love You Forever, and non-fiction title by weather YouTuber Frankie MacDonald, written with Sarah Sawler.
Deal announcements from Cooke International.
BookThug publisher Jay MillAr has acquired the fourth novel by Hawaii-based Canadian author and English professor David N. Odhiambo.
Titan Publishing Group has acquired U.K. and Commonwealth (ex. Canada) rights to St. John’s author Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s second thriller, I Remember You.
M&S is set to publish a non-fiction title about Canadian native reserves by Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band of B.C.
McClelland & Stewart publisher Jared Bland has acquired Canada English-language rights to debut novelist Shilo Jones’s On the Up, as well as a second work of fiction.
Robert Rose Books has acquired a puntastic vegan cookbook by Toronto-based YouTuber Candice Hutchings, a.k.a. “The Edgy Veg.”
Naben Ruthnum’s debut thriller (written as Nathan Ripley) will be published in U.K./ANZ by Text Publishing.
Quintland, the debut novel by B.C. writer Shelley Wood, will be published by HarperCollins imprint William Morrow in winter 2018.
ChiZine Publications co-publisher Sandra Kasturi and Samantha Beiko have acquired the North American rights to Toronto-born author Jason Hrivnak’s second novel.
Anvil Press publisher Brian Kaufman has acquired Black Star, a dark comedy by Maureen Medved, author of The Tracey Fragments.
Arsenal Pulp Press publisher Brian Lam has acquired world English rights to The Tiger Flu, a new novel by Calgary author and creative writing professor Larissa Lai for fall 2018 publication.
TouchWood Editions publisher Taryn Boyd has acquired world rights to blogger Amanda Orlando’s cookbook Everyone’s Welcome.
Penguin Teen editor Samantha Swenson has acquired world rights to a new YA novel by award-winning author Ashley Little.
McClelland & Stewart publisher Jared Bland has acquired world English-language rights to a non-fiction work by National Newspaper Award–winning Globe and Mail reporter Dakshana Bascaramurty.
BookThug has acquired a new poetry collection about Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women by Shannon Webb-Campbell.
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.