Quill and Quire

Camera man

Governor-General’s Award winning historian Maria Tippett is penning a biography of renowned Armenian/Canadian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002). Karsh photographed… Read More »

Foreign front

Susan Shipton, sales and rights manager at Annick Press, has sold Dutch rights to Bill Richardson’s After Hamelin to Clavis… Read More »

Karaoke philosopher

Marc Côté of Cormorant Books has bought Canadian rights and world French-language rights to Gently Down the Stream, the latest… Read More »

L’histoire de français

Knopf Canada editor Michael Schellenberg has signed a deal for a new book from Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow, authors… Read More »

Street-fighting man

Calgary’s Craig Davidson, a newcomer to the Canadian literary world, has signed a deal with Penguin Canada publisher David Davidar… Read More »

More Miriam

Following the unexpected success of A Complicated Kindness, Vintage Canada publisher Marion Garner has picked up rights to two of… Read More »

Foreign Front

Turkish rights to If the World Were a Village, by David J. Smith and illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong, were sold… Read More »

Rights news: foreign front

Suzanne Brandreth, The Cooke Agency’s subsidiary rights director, has sold Dutch rights to Richard B. Wright’s Adultery to Uitgeverij De… Read More »

Eastern Trash

On the heels of her bestselling debut novel Heave, Christy Ann Conlin returns with Watermarks, described as the story of… Read More »

Stand by your man

In a deal arranged by agent Denise Bukowski, Doubleday Canada publisher Maya Mavjee and editor Amy Black have acquired rights… Read More »

Banking on Banks

McClelland & Stewart fiction publisher Ellen Seligman has agreed to a four-book deal with Canadian crime-fiction writer Peter Robinson. The… Read More »

Book of Ruth

Publisher Ellen Seligman of McClelland & Stewart has inked a deal for Holley Rubinsky’s Beyond This Point, a series of… Read More »

Almost Famous

Toronto pop-culture writers Adam Sternbergh and Tara Ariano have struck a deal with Quirk Books in the U.S. to publish… Read More »

Ravel’s third

Montreal author Edeet Ravel’s third novel, A Wall of Light, a love story and family drama set against the backdrop… Read More »

In the Works

BIG DEAL: In a multi-book deal that agent Beverley Slopen calls reminiscent of the “old days of publishing,” Peter Mayer… Read More »

In the Works

A YEAR OF BERGEN: Canadian English-language rights to Winnipeg writer David Bergen’s second novel, See the Child, have been sold… Read More »

Happiness at 30

Canongate has acquired world rights, excluding Canada, to Will Ferguson‘s Hitching Rides with Buddha, a travel memoir about hitchhiking the… Read More »