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WATCH YOUR MOUTH: In a six-figure deal, Vancouver writer Nancy Richler has sold her second novel, Your Mouth is Lovely,… Read More »

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AGE OF AQUARIUS: Following her Commonwealth Prize-winning first novel, Burning Ground, Pearl Luke turns to the occult in Madame Zee.… Read More »

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A TASTE OF HISTORY: Author and CBC Ideas host Paul Kennedy recreates six historic meals, such as the Last Supper… Read More »

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WORKS OF LOVE: Winnipeg author David Bergen, whose first two novels have been published by HarperCollins Canada, has jumped to… Read More »

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RICHARDS’ RETURN: David Adams Richards takes a comic turn in his next novel, Janie, which tells of a single woman’s… Read More »

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ROMANCE SO FINE: Barbara Gowdy’s latest novel, The Romantic, has been sold sight unseen to publisher Iris Tupholme at HarperCollins… Read More »

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RWANDAN CHRONICLE: Roméo Dallaire, the retired lieutenant general whose U.N. force was caught up in the Rwandan massacre, has sold… Read More »

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JOURNAL’S END: In Mme Proust and the Kosher Kitchen, Globe and Mail theatre critic Kate Taylor weaves together the lives… Read More »

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NEWMAN’S OWN: Peter C. Newman, Canada’s titan of business journalism, has sold his untitled and as-yet-unwritten autobiography to Macfarlane Walter… Read More »

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LONG PLAYER: Stuart McLean has signed with Cynthia Good of Penguin Canada to release the fourth volume in the Vinyl… Read More »

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BELLY UP: Camilla Gibb’s novel Sweetness in the Belly, the follow-up to The Petty Details of So-And-So’s Life, has been… Read More »

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SOMETHING TO BE: The working-class protagonist of Lynn Coady’s third novel, Mean Boy, struggles to make a name for himself… Read More »

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PILLOW TALK: Susan Swan’s latest novel, What Casanova Told Me, weaves together a narrative of the aging 18th-century lover with… Read More »

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GOING UNDERGROUND: Karolyn Smardz, an Ontario-based archeologist and historian, has earned a low-six-figure deal (U.S.) from Farrar, Straus and Giroux… Read More »

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ROUGHED UP: Eden Robinson has jumped from Knopf Canada to McClelland & Stewart for her next novel, Blood Sports. The… Read More »

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HARD TO FIND: Thomas Allen Publishers has signed a new novel from Cynthia Holz. A Good Man examines two complex… Read More »

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SOUL ASYLUM: McClelland & Stewart has signed a new novel from André Alexis. Set in Ottawa, Asylum follows a cast… Read More »

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POLE POSITION: Wayne Johnston’s new novel, tentatively titled The Navigator of New York, has been sold for an undisclosed sum… Read More »

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AFTER DARK: Anita Rau Badami has scored a high-six-figure deal for her next two novels with Knopf Canada. Her first,… Read More »

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BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS: Kristen den Hartog’s third novel, The Origin of Haloes, was sold at auction to Ellen Seligman at… Read More »

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CRIMES AND PASSION: Poet and novelist Maggie Helwig has sold Canadian and U.S. rights to her second novel, Between Mountains,… Read More »