Quill and Quire

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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 »

Trouble in Italy

Ron Eckel, rights manager at Random House of Canada, has sold Italian rights to Irshad Manji’s The Trouble with Islam… Read More »

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DOWN THE ROAD: Three Day Road, the first novel by Joseph Boyden, has been acquired, in a six-figure deal, by… Read More »

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MEMORIES: Austin Clarke’s Canadian publisher, Patrick Crean at Thomas Allen Publishers, has commissioned a memoir of Clarke’s life since arriving… Read More »

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MONDO BUSY: Best-selling author Geoff Pevere – co-author with Greig Dymond of last year’s Mondo Canuck – has a new… Read More »

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A CURRENT AFFAIR: Denise Bukowski reports what she calls an unprecedented coup: Doris Janhsen of List Verlag in Munich made… Read More »

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JAMMING: Billed as an activist manifesto and “a voice of hope for the generation that grew up under the marketing… Read More »

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KING OF THE CANON: James King, biographer of Margaret Laurence and, as of next spring, of Jack McClelland, has set… Read More »

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POLITICS-FREE ZONE: Montreal-based journalist Taras Grescoe is following in the footsteps of his parents, Paul and Audrey, who’ve authored and… Read More »

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REMEMBER SHAUNA: For a few days this summer, Westwood Creative Artists might have been more aptly named the Shauna Singh… Read More »

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QUINT-ESSENTIAL: Gloria Goodman of Doubleday has acquired what she’s calling the definitive book on the Dionne Quintuplets. Written by Toronto… Read More »

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GIRLS AND GODDESSES: Q&Q contributor Andrew Pyper, author of the short story collection Kiss Me, has placed his first novel,… Read More »

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THE REAL STORY: After fighting for nearly three decades to clear the name of her son David, Joyce Milgaard plans… Read More »

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CINNAMON BOY: Shyam Selvadurai, winner of the Books in Canada First Novel Award and a 1994 Giller Prize nominee, is… Read More »

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ROARING SUCCESS: Greg Hollingshead’s next work, The Healer, has scored a HarperCollins hat-trick. The novel, described as a dark, disturbing… Read More »

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THE HEALING GIRL: Governor General’s Award winner Greg Hollingshead is publishing his next work – a novel – this fall,… Read More »

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BLACK ORCHID: At the close of a year marked by personal tragedy, poet Susan Musgrave has signed on to publish… Read More »

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BOOKS IN CANADA: Agent Dean Cooke, of Livingstone Cooke/Curtis Brown Canada, has sold Roy MacSkimming’s History of Canadian Publishing: 1950-2000… Read More »

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THE ARTIST’S WAY: Doubleday Canada will publish the forthcoming first novel by poet and playwright Michael Redhill in spring 2000.… Read More »

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MIGHT AS WELL JUMP: Agent Anne McDermid has sold a first novel by Montreal playwright Marianne Ackerman to McArthur &… Read More »

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NEW WATERS: Doubleday Canada will publish David Adams Richards’ next novel in hardcover, after issuing the author’s Governor General’s Award-winning… Read More »

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COAST TO COAST: Penguin Canada has commissioned National Post columnist John Bentley Mays to add Arrivals: A History of Ontario… Read More »

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NO MORE SECRETS: M.G. Vassanji follows his Giller Prize-winning The Book of Secrets with a new novel, Amriika – a… Read More »