Foreign-rights deals for titles by Alice Kuipers, Roz Nay, Glenn Dixon, Alexandre Trudeau, Jay Ingram, and Marc Lewis.
Anonymous Content (Spotlight, True Detective, The Revenant) has optioned film rights to Toronto comic creator Jeff Lemire’s 2012 graphic novel The Underwater Welder (Top Shelf Productions/Canadian Manda Grou
Attempting to respond to questions from her own school-aged kids about the war in Syria inspired illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo to write My Beautiful Birds, a book about a young refugee.
Knopf Canada editor Amanda Betts has acquired Canadian English-language rights to novelist and Parliamentary poet laureate George Elliot Clarke’s family memoir.
McClelland & Stewart publisher Jared Bland has acquired Canadian rights to the first book by National Magazine Award–winning journalist Sasha Chapin.
Today’s book deal announcements.
Simon & Schuster Canada children’s book editor Patricia Ocampo has acquired world rights to Yes No Maybe So, is a middle-grade choose-your-own-love-story series.
KCP Loft editorial director Kate Egan has acquired World English-language rights to Toronto-based writer Alisha Sevigny’s sophomore YA novel, Summer Constellations.
Imajin Books publisher Cheryl Tardif has acquired world rights to Kristina Stanley’s new novel, Look the Other Way.
McClelland & Stewart senior editor Anita Chong has acquired Canadian English-language rights to a new novel by 2016 Canada Reads finalist Saleema Nawaz.
Five Rivers Publishing editor Sara Firmani has acquired Peterborough, Ontario, author Tanah Haney’ science-fiction novel, Fractal Theory.
Harlequin editor Michelle Meade has acquired world rights to a domestic suspense novel by Oakville, Ontario, author Hannah McKinnon.
Simon & Schuster Canada vice-president and editorial director Nita Pronovost and editor Brendan May have acquired a memoir by Tima Kurdi.
Chicago independent press Sourcebooks has acquired world English-language rights to Winnipeg writer Isabelle Ronin’s Chasing Red, which was Wattpad’s most-read story of 2016 with more than 126 million views.
Pyr Books has acquired a futuristic cop drama by K.R. Richardson.
After revisiting Timothy Findley’s breakout novel, 1977’s The Wars, for one of her books, Vancouver scholar Sherrill Grace discovered there wasn’t enough information on the Canadian novel (or its author) to satisfy her curiosity.
New deals for Mariko Tamaki and Kristine Scarrow.
Candlewick Press will publish a new picture book by Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett called The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse.
Kids Can Press will publish the life story of the late Toronto teen Carley Allison.
Today’s daily deals.
ECW Press senior editors Crissy Calhoun and Jen Knoch have acquired a personal essay collection by Toronto writer and comedian Anne T. Donahue.
A series of historic photos of indigenous life that Saskatchewan author and journalist Paul Seesequasis has been curating on his social media feeds will be published in book form by Penguin Random House Canada.
Today’s book deals.
Simon & Schuster Canada editor Brendan May has acquired North American rights to a memoir by New York Times correspondent… Read More »
Coach House Books editorial director Alana Wilcox has acquired world rights to a new novel by Giller-nominated author Martha Baillie.