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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 »

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SMOKING HAZARDS: Barbara Berson has acquired Elizabeth Ruth’s second novel for Penguin Canada. (Her first, Ten Good Seconds of Silence,… Read More »

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UP IN THE AIR: Kenneth Oppel has signed with HarperCollins Canada for his next children’s novel, a fantasy adventure called… Read More »

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PAYING THE PYPER: Andrew Pyper’s third novel, The Wildfire Season, set in the Yukon during a series of forest fires,… Read More »

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FATHER AND SON: Diane Martin of Knopf Canada has acquired Rabindranath Maharaj’s third novel, A Perfect Pledge, for publication in… Read More »

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REVELATIONS: A first novel by 27-year-old Toronto writer Robert McGill has been bought by Ellen Seligman of McClelland & Stewart.… Read More »

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IN PRAISE OF MODERN TIMES: Elisabeth Harvor has sold her new novel, All Times Have Been Modern, about a relationship… Read More »

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HEAD CASE: Catherine Bush has sold her third novel, Claire’s Head, to Ellen Seligman at McClelland & Stewart. Slated for… Read More »

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HORSE LATITUDES: Marq de Villiers has sold three titles to Douglas Gibson of McClelland & Stewart. The deal includes the… Read More »

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A NEW NEW FACE: Agent Dean Cooke has sold Canadian rights to the first two novels by Steven Hayward to… Read More »