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Deals: McGarrigle sisters to publish memoir; Michael Cho sells abroad; and more

Random House Canada associate editor Amanda Lewis has acquired world rights to a memoir by sisters Anna and Jane McGarrigle about their idiosyncratic upbringing in Montreal and experiences... Read the rest »

Deal: Penguin Canada acquires debut novel by Yasuko Thanh

Penguin Canada president and publisher Nicole Winstanley has acquired Canadian rights in a pre-empt to Journey Prize-winning short-story writer Yasuko Thanh’s first novel, The Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow... Read the rest »

Deals: de Mariaffi scores six-figure U.S. deal; Anansi to publish novels by Hough, Whittall; and more

Penguin Canada associate publisher Nick Garrison has acquired world (excluding U.S.) rights* to Gordie Howe’s autobiography, Mr. Hockey, to be published under the company’s Viking Canada... Read the rest »

Inside the Hermit Kingdom

Since the end of the Korean War, stories from within North Korea’s borders have rarely been heard. There are hopeful signs that is beginning to... Read the rest »

Deals: Anansi acquires Shane Book poetry collection; David R. Boyd scores a three-book deal; and more

House of Anansi Press poetry editor Damian Rogers has acquired Canadian rights to Congotronic, the second poetry collection by Shane Book. The collection will be... Read the rest »

Deals: Doubleday Canada acquires two books by Pasha Malla; film rights to Finding Winnie picture book sold; and more

Doubleday Canada publishing director Lynn Henry has acquired Canadian English-language rights to two books by Pasha Malla: a story collection called 100 Knives in the... Read the rest »

Deals: New books by Lynn Crosbie, Kate Pullinger, David Adams Richards, and more

House of Anansi Press senior fiction editor Janice Zawerbny and publisher Sarah MacLachlan have acquired world rights to Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, a... Read the rest »

Deals: Simon & Schuster U.K. acquires two Lori Lansens novels; Dundurn acquires first novel from Suzanne Alyssa Andrew; and more

Penguin Canada publishing director Diane Turbide has acquired health law and policy expert Timothy Caulfield’s Celebrities Are Wrong About (Almost) Everything, which makes a science-based... Read the rest »

Rock Recipes: from blog to Breakwater

Rock Recipes started the way so many blogs do: a lot of spare time and a small, devoted following. Newfoundlander Barry Parsons broke his... Read the rest »

Deals: Film rights optioned to Kathleen Winter’s Annabel; Alison Pick memoir sells in the U.S.; and more

Orca Book Publishers editorial director Sarah Harvey and publisher Andrew Wooldridge have acquired world rights to Karen Krossing’s YA novel Punch Like a Girl, about... Read the rest »

Deals: Susin Nielsen picked up abroad; Dundurn acquires David Milne biography; and more

Dundurn Press publisher and president Kirk Howard has acquired world rights to a full-colour biography of painter David Milne by James King, the biographer of... Read the rest »

Deals: ECW acquires a pair of Pop Classics; Irving Layton widow to publish memoir; and more

ECW Press editors Crissy Calhoun and Jennifer Knoch have acquired world rights to Globe and Mail reporter Josh O’Kane’s untitled book on Nova Scotia indie... Read the rest »

Deals: Tie Domi pens memoir; Lori Lansen sells in the U.S.; and more

Simon & Schuster Canada publisher Kevin Hansen has acquired world rights to former Toronto Maple Leafs hockey player Tie Domi’s memoir, co-authored with sports reporter Jim... Read the rest »

Deals: D&M acquires North Korean defector memoir; Biblioasis commissions Kathleen Winter collection; and more

ECW Press co-publisher Jack David and editor Jennifer Knoch have acquired world rights to Cauchemar, the debut novel by University of Toronto creative-writing graduate Alexandra... Read the rest »

Deals: ECW acquires a pair of doctor-authored books; The Tiffin sells abroad; and more

ECW Press co-publisher Jack David has acquired world rights to Dr. John Molot’s 12,000 Canaries Can’t Be Wrong, due out in fall 2014. The book... Read the rest »

Deals: Breakwater Books acquires Barry Parsons cookbook; HarperCollins Canada to publish new Susan Juby novel; and more

Breakwater Books president and publisher Rebecca Rose has acquired world rights to the first cookbook by Rock Recipes food blogger Barry Parsons, to be published with... Read the rest »

Speaking out

Arising out of her popular essay “The Boy Next Door,” which appeared in the December issue of The Walrus, Stacey May Fowles’s forthcoming memoir, about... Read the rest »

Deals: Knopf Random acquires two books by Romeo Dallaire; Pedlar Press acquires Martha Baillie novel; and more

Knopf Canada acquired Canadian English-language rights to C.J. Sansom’s novel Dominion, a reimagining of 1950s Britain in the wake of a surrender to Nazi Germany. The... Read the rest »

Deals: Susin Nielsen’s six-figure deal; Anansi acquires collection by former NASA intern; and more

Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group publisher Anne Collins and Random House of Canada president Kristin Cochrane have acquired Our Turn, the first book by Twitter... Read the rest »

Deals: Patrick Crean acquires book by Sandra Martin; The World Before Us sells abroad; and more

Patrick Crean, publisher of the HarperCollins Canada imprint Patrick Crean Editions, has acquired world rights to The Globe and Mail reporter Sandra Martin’s The Good Death,... Read the rest »

Deals: Aislinn Hunter lands a six-figure deal; M&S to publish Stacey May Fowles memoir; and more

Hogarth’s Alexis Washam has pre-empted U.S. rights to Aislinn Hunter’s second novel, The World Before Us, in a six-figure deal. Suzanne Brandreth at The Cooke Agency... Read the rest »

Deals: Maurice Jones-Drew to publish memoir; Flavia de Luce book finds another foreign publisher; and more

Fenn/McClelland & Stewart publisher Jordan Fenn has acquired world rights to NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew’s memoir, Life’s a Rush: From Family to the Field,... Read the rest »

Deals: Elaine Lui to publish first book; Chris Turner lands a French-language publisher; and more

Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group senior managing editor Deirdre Molina has acquired Canadian rights to eTalk host Elaine Lui’s first book, a memoir called Listen... Read the rest »

Deals: Patrick Crean acquires de Mariaffi literary thriller; Stephen Marche sells a pair of books; and more

Doubleday Canada senior editor Tim Roston has acquired North American rights to Creatures of the Rock: Animal Tales from a Newfoundland Vet by Andrew Peacock... Read the rest »

Deals: NHL player Larry Robinson to pen memoir; foreign sales for Carrie Snyder’s debut novel; and more

Fenn/M&S sports publisher Jordan Fenn has acquired world rights to The Great Defender, a memoir written by NHL hockey player Larry Robinson with author Kevin Shea.... Read the rest »

Deals: Patrick Crean to publish Harper critique by Mark Bourrie; Nancy Lee finds a French publisher; and more

Orca Book Publishing has acquired world rights to William Kowalski’s The Innocence Device, the author’s fifth title in Orca’s Rapid Reads series of short fiction... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin Canada acquires Rob Ford book; ECW acquires Bruce Whiteman collection; and more

Penguin Canada publishing director Diane Turbide has acquired “a book containing shocking new revelations about Toronto mayor Rob Ford” by Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle. Crazy Town: The... Read the rest »

Deals: Anansi author lands six-figure deal; HarperCollins Canada acquires Elyse Friedman novel; and more

Patrick Crean, publisher of the HarperCollins Canada imprint Patrick Crean Editions, has acquired Elyse Friedman’s The Answer to Everything, about the misanthropic founder of a pseudo-religious... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin Canada acquires debut story collection; Anna Porter book optioned for film; and more

Penguin Canada publisher and president Nicole Winstanley has acquired Wallflowers, a collection of short stories by Eliza Robertson. Robertson’s story “We Walked on Water,” which... Read the rest »

Deals: Michael Cho graphic novel lands at Pantheon; Invisible acquires debut story collection; and more

Random House Canada publisher Anne Collins has acquired Canadian English-language rights to The Change Room, a novel by Karen Connelly that is being billed as... Read the rest »

Deals: Cormorant acquires Andrew Kaufman novel; ECW Press acquires non-fiction; and more

ECW Press co-publisher Jack David has acquired world rights to Buying Influence: Lobbyists in Canada by Dan Donovan, about the role of lobbyists in Canadian... Read the rest »

Deals: S&S acquires first novel; Coteau acquires five-title fantasy series; and more

Coteau Books' managing editor Nik Burton has acquired The Shards of Excalibur, a five-book fantasy series from Edward Willett. Set in Regina, the series will follow two teenagers... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin Canada to publish new Ronald Wright novel, and more

Penguin Canada president and publisher Nicole Winstanley has acquired No Other World Than This, a historical novel by Ronald Wright (A Short History of Progress).... Read the rest »

Deals: Freehand to publish Musharraf Ali Farooqi; S&S Canada acquires a pair of novels; and more

JoAnn McCaig, acquisitions editor at Freehand Books, has acquired Canadian English-language rights to Musharraf Ali Farooqi’s Between Clay and Dust. The novel, about an aging wrestler... Read the rest »

Deals: Greystone acquires Elizabeth May memoir; Penguin picks up Jowita Bydlowska’s Drunk Mom

Greystone Books has acquired an autobiography by Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May. The book is described as both memoir and manifesto. Publication is... Read the rest »

Deals: M&S acquires Michael Christie’s debut novel; ECW signs pair of pop-culture titles

As part of a North American rights deal with Hogarth, McClelland & Stewart publisher Ellen Seligman and senior editor Anita Chong have acquired Canadian rights... Read the rest »

Deals: ECW acquires Jesse Vernon Trail plant guide; film deal for Lori Lansens

ECW Press co-publisher Jack David has acquired Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids and Rock Splitters by B.C. horticulturalist Jesse Vernon Trail. The non-fiction guide explores how... Read the rest »

Deals: Knopf Canada signs Alix Hawley to New Face of Fiction; Wolsak & Wynn acquires Matt Cahill’s debut

Knopf Canada publisher Anne Collins has acquired Canadian English-language rights to Alix Hawley’s debut novel, All True Not a Lie In It, a fictional first-person... Read the rest »

Deals: Terry Fallis signs two-book deal with M&S; Coach House acquires Jonathan Chan Simpson’s debut novel; and more

Ellen Seligman, publisher at McClelland & Stewart, has signed Terry Fallis to a two-book deal. The first title, No Relation, is scheduled for spring 2014... Read the rest »

Deals: Random House Canada signs Chris Hadfield to two-book deal; Dundurn acquires Alexandra Shimo’s examination of the Kashechewan reserve; and more

Random House Canada publisher Anne Collins has signed Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield to a two-book deal. The first title, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins Canada picks up two debut novels; Dundurn acquires Paula Mallea’s The War on Drugs

HarperCollins Canada editorial director Jennifer Lambert has acquired Kate Hilton’s debut novel, The Hole in the Middle. The self-published book has received more than 14,000... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin Canada acquires Ishmael Beah’s debut novel; Penguin Perigee to publish forthcoming non-fiction title by Benjamin Errett

Penguin Canada senior editor Adrienne Kerr has acquired Canadian rights for New York writer Ishmael Beah’s debut novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, and the Canadian paperback... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin Canada acquires Gillian Deacon memoir; Goose Lane to publish Dan Falk’s Science of Shakespeare

Penguin Canada business and lifestyle publishing director Andrea Magyar has acquired Canadian English-language rights to author and broadcaster Gillian Deacon’s Naked Imperfection: A Memoir. The... Read the rest »

Deals: ChiZine to launch imprint with Vincent Marcone illustrated book; foreign sales for Annick Press; and more

ChiZine Publications co-publishers Sandra Kasturi and Brett Savory have acquired world rights to The Lady Paranorma, an illustrated book by Juno and Emmy Award–winning graphic... Read the rest »

Deals: Dundurn acquires Frédéric Bastien title; Foreign-rights deals for Tony Burgess and Neil Pert

Dundurn Press has acquired world English-language rights to Frédéric Bastien’s non-fiction title La Bataille de Londres from Les Éditions du Boréal. Foreign Front:... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins Canada acquires Donal Logue’s debut YA novel; ChiZine to publish two horror titles by Michael Rowe; and more

Hadley Dyer, executive editor of children’s books at HarperCollins Canada, has acquired Donal Logue’s YA novel Agua. The Ottawa-born actor’s debut book follows a teenage... Read the rest »

Deals: Random House Canada acquires Linden MacIntyre novel; ECW to publish Dan Rubenstein’s walking guide; and more

Random House Canada publisher Anne Collins has acquired Canadian English-language rights to Linden MacIntyre’s next novel. The untitled book explores issues of crime and vengeance,... Read the rest »

Deals: Knopf Canada acquires Carol Bishop Gwyn’s Mary and Christopher Pratt biography; French-language sale for Andrew Kaufman; and more

Knopf Canada publisher Anne Collins has acquired Canadian rights to Carol Bishop-Gwyn’s Life Is Not a Rehearsal, a biography of Newfoundland artists Christopher and Mary... Read the rest »

Deals: Non-fiction acquisitions for HarperCollins Canada, ECW Press, Knopf Random Canada; and more

HarperCollins Canada editorial director Jennifer Lambert has acquired The End of Absence by investigative journalist Michael Harris. The non-fiction book focuses on the social, physiological,... Read the rest »

Deals: M&S acquires novel by Commonwealth finalist Connie Gault; Biblioasis to publish Andrew Steinmetz’s This Great Escape

McClelland & Stewart publisher Ellen Seligman has acquired in a pre-empt Canadian English-language rights to Elena H, a novel by Commonwealth Prize finalist Connie Gault.... Read the rest »

Deals: Random House Canada acquires Brian Wilson memoir; foreign sale for Neal Peart; and more

Random House Canada publisher Anne Collins has acquired in a pre-empt Canadian rights to Brian Wilson’s memoir. Working with Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine, the... Read the rest »

Deals: Patrick Crean to publish erotic novel; Invisible acquires Anna Leventhal’s debut story collection; and more

Patrick Crean, publisher of the HarperCollins Canada imprint Patrick Crean Editions, has acquired world rights to Toronto writer Marie Wilson’s erotic novel The Gorgeous Girls,... Read the rest »

Deals: Random House Canada acquires Carmen Aguirre’s Something Fierce; Goose Lane to publish Ian Weir thriller; and more

Random House Canada senior editor Deirdre Molina has acquired North American English-language rights to Carmen Aguirre’s 2011 Canada Reads champion, Something Fierce: Memoirs... Read the rest »

Deals: Breakwater acquires RCMP memoir; Andrew Kaufman’s Born Weird optioned for TV; and more

Breakwater Books president and publisher Rebecca Rose has acquired Janet Merlo’s memoir No One to Tell: Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP. Merlo... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin Canada acquires Kevin Chong racehorse bio; ECW to publish Lovin’ Spoonful memoir; and more

Penguin Canada associate publisher Nick Garrison has acquired Kevin Chong’s non-fiction title Northern Dancer, about the legendary Canadian racehorse that won the first two legs... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins Canada acquires Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall’s Hungover; foreign sale for Andrew Pyper; and more

HarperCollins Canada editorial director Jennifer Lambert has acquired Canadian English- and French-language rights to Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall’s Hungover: A History of the Morning After and One... Read the rest »

Deals: Atria Books signs K.A. Tucker to four-book deal; Kathy Buckworth’s parenting guide optioned for TV; and more

Insomniac Press publisher Mike O’Connor has acquired world English-language rights to Yellow Vengeance, the third title in Liz Bugg’s Calli Barnow mystery series. Publication is... Read the rest »

Deals: Foreign sales for Lisa Moore, Alan Bradley, and more

Foreign front: House of Anansi Press rights manager Gillian Fizet has sold U.S. rights to Lisa Moore’s upcoming third novel, Caught, to... Read the rest »

Deals: M&S, NeWest to publish debut fiction; Penguin acquires Twitter parody; and more

McClelland & Stewart executive editor Lara Hinchberger has acquired Canadian English-language rights to two-time Journey Prize finalist Krista Foss’s debut novel, Smoke River. Told... Read the rest »

Deals: Goose Lane acquires anthology on motherhood edited by Kerry Clare; Random House Canada to publish Pride & Prejudice retelling; and more

Goose Lane Editions has acquired world rights to Truth, Dare, Doubledare: Stories of Motherhood, a collection of non-fiction essays edited by blogger Kerry Clare, featuring... Read the rest »

Deals: Anansi to publish non-fiction from Kathleen Winter; ECW acquires John McFetridge October Crisis mystery; and more

House of Anansi Press president and publisher Sarah MacLachlan has acquired North American English-language rights to Kathleen Winter’s first work of non-fiction. Boundless:... Read the rest »

Deals: Doubleday Canada acquires Miranda Hill’s debut novel; Thomas Allen to publish Mark Bourrie’s Kill the Messengers; and more

Doubleday Canada publishing director Lynn Henry has acquired Canadian English-language rights for Miranda Hill’s debut novel, Conduct. Set between 1890 and the 1960s, the story... Read the rest »

Deals: Dave Bidini’s hockey memoir, Angela Liddon’s vegan cookbook, and more

Penguin Canada associate publisher Nick Garrison has acquired Canadian English-language rights to Dave Bidini’s Keon and Me: My Search for the Lost Soul of the... Read the rest »

Deals: Doubleday Canada acquires Sabrina Ramnanan’s debut novel; Rodale Books to publish Margaret Webb’s Older, Faster, Stronger

Doubleday Canada publishing director Lynn Henry has acquired Canadian rights to Sabrina Ramnanan’s debut novel, Behind God’s Back, a tale of forbidden teenage love in... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin acquires Bobby Orr memoir; Freehand to publish Michael Hingston debut novel; and more

Penguin Canada associate publisher Nick Garrison has acquired Orr: My Story, an autobiography by NHL hockey legend Bobby Orr. The book will appear under the... Read the rest »

Deals: Fenn/M&S acquires Al Strachan’s Gretzky bio; ECW to publish Tom Rand’s Hot Water; and more

Fenn/M&S publisher Jordan Fenn has acquired world English-language rights to Al Strachan’s biography of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, The Greatness of the Great One. Publication... Read the rest »

Deals: YA novels from Alice Kuipers, Christine Walde, and Tanya Lloyd Kyi; and more

Hadley Dyer, executive editor of children’s books at HarperCollins Canada, has acquired the new YA novel from Alice Kuipers. Telling the story of an intense... Read the rest »

Deals: M&S signs Paula Todd to two-book deal; ECW to publish Arjun Basu’s debut novel; and more

McClelland & Stewart president and publisher Doug Pepper has commissioned two works of non-fiction from investigative reporter and author Paula Todd, to be published by... Read the rest »

Deals: BookThug acquires novella and essays by Andre Alexis; Penguin Canada to publish Claire Holden Rothman novel; and more

BookThug publisher Jay MillAr has acquired A, by André Alexis, a novella and a series of essays  on the subject of creativity.* Publication is scheduled... Read the rest »

Deals: Patrick Crean acquires Brian Payton’s wartime novel; ECW to publish Jonathan Bennett’s The Colonial Hotel, and more

Patrick Crean, publisher of the HarperCollins Canada imprint Patrick Crean Editions, has pre-empted Canadian rights to Brian Payton’s novel The Wind Is Not a River,... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins Canada and Penguin Canada acquire family-centric memoirs

Iris Tupholme, vice-president, publisher, and editor-in-chief at HarperCollins Canada, has acquired Canadian English-language rights to Emily Urquhart’s memoir Beyond the Pale: A Mother’s Journey Towards... Read the rest »

Deals: Coach House acquires Tamara Faith Berger’s early works, and more

Coach House Books editor Alana Wilcox has acquired rights to two early works by Tamara Faith Berger. The Way of the Whore, a novel about... Read the rest »

Deals: Thomas Allen acquires Uppal memoir; Penguin Canada to publish Khaled Hosseini’s new novel

Thomas Allen Publishers editorial director Janice Zawerbny has acquired Canadian rights to Priscila Uppal’s memoir Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, in which the... Read the rest »

Deals: Goose Lane acquires Catherine Bush’s novel; Breakwater to publish Chad Pelley’s second novel

Bethany Gibson, fiction editor at Goose Lane Editions, has acquired Canadian English- and French-language rights to Accusation by Catherine Bush. The novel follows a... Read the rest »

Deals: Hamish Hamilton to publish Boyden novel; D&M acquires Arno Kopecky’s The Oil Man and the Sea

Nicole Winstanley, president and publisher of Penguin Canada, has acquired the latest novel by Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden. Set in the mid-1600s along... Read the rest »

Deals: Thomas Allen acquires Kowalski novel; Doubleday Canada signs pseudonymous erotica series

Thomas Allen Publishers editorial director Janice Zawerbny has acquired William Kowalski’s The Hundred Hearts, the author’s first novel for adults in eight years. Publication is... Read the rest »

Deals: Wiley acquires Bill Morneau’s The Real Retirement; HarperCollins Canada to publish Graeme Simsion’s romantic comedy

Karen Milner, executive editor at John Wiley & Sons Canada, has acquired world rights to The Real Retirement: Why You Could Be Better Off Than You... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin acquires Michael Wuitchik’s debut novel; BookThug to publish follow-up poetry collection by Phil Hall

Penguin Canada commissioning editor Adrienne Kerr has acquired retired psychologist Michael Wuitchik’s debut novel Three Stone Fire. The book follows a Vancouver relief doctor trying... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin acquires Michael Winter novel; HarperCollins to publish Frank Stronach memoir, and more

Nicole Winstanley, president and publisher of Penguin Canada, has acquired Michael Winter’s new novel, Minister Without Portfolio. The book follows the story of Newfoundlander Henry... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins acquires Charlotte Gray’s Massey murder bio; Penguin to publish Watt-Cloutier memoir; and more

HarperCollins Canada vice-president Phyllis Bruce has acquired Carrie: The Maid Who Shot a Massey by historian Charlotte Gray. The book, which follows the 1915 murder... Read the rest »

Deals: Knopf Canada commissions Kingston Pen history from Stevie Cameron; foreign deals for Allan Stratton, and more

Marion Garner, associate publisher of the Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group, and Amanda Betts, associate managing editor at Knopf Random Canada, have commissioned Stevie Cameron... Read the rest »

Deals: Tightrope to publish RM Vaughan essays; foreign deal for Linda McQuaid and Neil Brooks; and more

Nathaniel G. Moore, editor of Tightrope Books imprint The Highwire, has acquired Compared to Hitler, a collection of essays spanning 25 years of writing by... Read the rest »

Deals: Random House acquires Dieppe history book; Anansi to publish Deborah Levy; and more

Louise Dennys, executive publisher of the Knopf Random House Canada Publishing Group, has acquired Dieppe Decoded by Montreal historian and professor David O’Keefe. The book,... Read the rest »

Deals: Foreign rights deals for Tanis Rideout, CS Richardson, Shree Ghatage; and more

Foreign front: The Cooke Agency International has a number of deals to report this week: Suzanne Brandreth has negotiated the sale of... Read the rest »

Deals: M&S acquires Wagamese novel; Bride of New France optioned for film; and more

Ellen Seligman, publisher at McClelland & Stewart and vice-president at Random House of Canada, has acquired Canadian English-language rights to Richard Wagamese’s Medicine Walk. The... Read the rest »

Deals: Film options for Richard Wagamese, Anna Porter, and more

Reel deals: Toronto-based Darius Films has optioned David Rotenberg’s novel Shanghai. Michael Levine of Westwood Creative Artists arranged the deal. Yann... Read the rest »

Deals: D&Q acquires books by Art Spiegelman, Michael DeForge; and more

Chris Oliveros, publisher of Drawn & Quarterly, has acquired world rights to Ant Colony by Doug Wright Award–winning cartoonist Michael DeForge. The volume is a... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin acquires A.S.A. Harrison thriller; foreign-rights deals for Seth, Chester Brown, Alice Kuipers; and more

Penguin U.S. has acquired world rights to The Silent Wife by Toronto writer A.S.A. Harrison. The psychological thriller follows a 20-year marriage destroyed by... Read the rest »

Deals: Arsenal Pulp acquires Dany Laferrière memoir; Monoceros optioned for film; and more

Robert Ballantyne, associate publisher and vice-president at Arsenal Pulp Press, has acquired The World Is Revolving Around Me by Dany Laferrière. The memoir recounts the... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins Canada acquires non-fiction by Ann Dowsett Johnston; Ava Lee series picked up by Picador; and more

*Karen Rinaldi, senior vice-president and executive editor at HarperCollins U.S., has acquired world rights to The Drinking Diaries: Inside the Intimate World of Women and Alcohol... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin Canada acquires Mary-Ann Kirkby's Hutterite cookbook; film deals for Sarah Leavitt, Shauna Singh Baldwin; and more

Goose Lane Editions has acquired world rights to Tamai Kobayashi’s Prairie Ostrich, about two Japanese-Canadian sisters growing up on an ostrich farm in 1974. The... Read the rest »

Deals: Knopf Canada to publish Jiang Weiping’s expose of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai; and more

Louise Dennys, executive publisher of Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group, has acquired Knocking Down the House by Jiang Weiping, written with Charles Foran. The book... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins Canada acquires memoir by Little Mosque creator; ECW scores Terry Ryan hockey memoir; and more

Kate Cassaday, non-fiction editor at HarperCollins Canada, has acquired Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz. The comic memoir by the writer... Read the rest »

Deals: ECW acquires Stacey May Fowles novel; HarperCollins Canada to publish memoir by Maple Leafs Sports CEO

Jennifer Hale, senior editor at ECW Press, has acquired world rights to Infidelity by Stacey May Fowles. The novel follows two very different people as... Read the rest »

Deals: Conundrum acquires Rabagliati graphic novel; foreign deal for forthcoming Lyon novel; and more

Conundrum Press publisher Andy Brown has acquired English-language rights to Michel Rabagliati’s Paul au Parc. The latest volume in the author’s graphic novel series follows... Read the rest »

Deals: Foreign sale for Edugyan; Roy MacGregor novel optioned for film; and more

Foreign front: Anne McDermid & Associates has a number of deals to report: Anne McDermid has sold Swedish rights to Esi... Read the rest »

Deals: Amanda Lang to pen book for HarperCollins Canada; TV rights to Flavia de Luce mysteries sold to Sam Mendes; and more

HarperCollins Canada senior editor Brad Wilson has acquired The Power of Why by CBC journalist Amanda Lang. The book will feature interviews with entrepreneurs and... Read the rest »

Deals: Foreign rights deals for Robert J. Wiersema, Annabel Lyon, and more

Foreign front: Kim Behnke at D&M Publishers has sold U.K. rights to Robert J. Wiersema’s Walk Like a Man: Coming of Age... Read the rest »

Deals: Foreign rights deals for Tanis Rideout, Shane Peacock, and Karen Lord

The Cooke Agency International has three foreign-rights deals to report this week: Suzanne Brandreth has sold Norwegian rights to Above All Things by Tanis... Read the rest »

Deals: historical fiction by Gina Buonaguro and Janice Kirk; new poetry collection by Michael Crummey; and more

Lorissa Sengara, fiction editor at HarperCollins Canada, has acquired Gina Buonaguro and Janice Kirk’s The Wolves of St. Peter’s, an historical murder mystery set in... Read the rest »

Deals: Random House Canada acquires Sally Armstrong book on revolutionary women; Antanas Sileika sells film rights; and more

Anne Collins, publisher at Random House Canada, has acquired Canadian rights to Sally Armstrong’s Daughters of the Revolution, about a few influential women at the... Read the rest »

Deals: New books by Shauna Singh Baldwin, Michael Smith, Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming; and more

Anne Collins, publisher of Knopf Canada, has acquired Canadian English-language rights to The Selector of Souls by Shauna Singh Baldwin. Set in India from... Read the rest »

Deals: Arsenal Pulp acquires John Vigna story collection; M&S acquires Anne Applebaum book on Communism; and more

Brian Lam, publisher at Arsenal Pulp Press, has acquired John Vigna’s Bull Head, a short story collection set in rural B.C. Publication is set for... Read the rest »

Deals: D&M signs memoir of life in North Korea; Ian Brown, Zsuzsi Gartner option stage and film rights; and more

Trena White, publisher at D&M Publishers, has acquired world rights to A Thousand Pieces of Gold: A Memoir of North Korea by Susan McClelland and... Read the rest »

Deals: RMB signs Wade Davis’s Everest follow-up

Rocky Mountain Books publisher Don Gorman has secured world rights to Wade Davis’s follow-up to Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest... Read the rest »

Deals: Anansi signs Alen Mattich; Greystone acquires book by Ben Kaplan; movie deal for Charlotte Gray; and more

Andrew Wooldridge, publisher at Orca Book Publishers, has acquired world rights to Audacious by Vancouver’s Gabrielle Prendergast in a two-book deal. The YA novel in... Read the rest »

Deals: Knopf acquires new Thomas Homer-Dixon title; Doubleday signs “drunk mom” memoir; and more

Louise Dennys, executive vice-president of Knopf Random Canada, has acquired Canadian rights to best-selling author Thomas Homer-Dixon’s fifth non-fiction title, Mindscape and Matter. The... Read the rest »

Deals: Cormorant acquires Susan Swan novel; more Ava Lee for Anansi; Inspector Gamache to make TV debut; and more

Cormorant Books publisher Marc Côté has acquired Canadian rights to Susan Swan’s latest novel, The Western Light. A prequel to The Wives of Bath, the... Read the rest »

Deals: Razorbill acquires historical fiction by Sandra Gulland; Thomas Allen signs Robin Esrock travel book; and more

Lorina Stephens, publisher at Five Rivers Publishing, has signed fantasy author Ann Marston to a nine-book deal. The agreement includes reprintings of each title in... Read the rest »

Deals: debut fiction from Goose Lane; Paul Almond lands TV deal; and more

Goose Lane Editions publisher Susanne Alexander and fiction editor Bethany Gibson have acquired the rights to two Canadian first novels: Chris Gudgeon’s The Song Of... Read the rest »

Deals: Doubleday signs four more Flavia de Luce titles; plus new acquisitions for Greystone, M&S, and more

Greystone Books has acquired world rights to A Mother’s Story by Ginny Dennehy with Shelley Fralic. The book explores how Dennehy survived the tragedy of... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin to publish Bride of New France sequel; and more

Penguin Canada commissioning editor Adrienne Kerr has acquired Canadian English-language rights to Suzanne Desrochers’ untitled sequel to her best-selling 2011 debut, Bride of New France.... Read the rest »

Deals: new novels from Alexi Zentner, Cecil Foster; and more

Iris Tupholme, publisher at HarperCollins Canada, has acquired Canadian rights to Independence, Cecil Foster’s return to fiction after more than 10 years. The novel looks... Read the rest »

Deals: Stalina biography by Rosemary Sullivan; books by Colin Mochrie, Gerry Dee; and more

HarperCollins Canada publisher Iris Tupholme has acquired Canadian English-language rights to Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan. The biography of Svetlana Stalina, the only daughter and... Read the rest »

Deals: new kidlit by Meg Tilly, Nikki Tate

Lynne Missen, publishing director for young readers at Penguin Canada, has acquired A Taste of Heaven by B.C. actor and author Meg Tilly. The novel... Read the rest »

Deals: Grant Lawrence signs two-book deal with D&M, and more

Douglas & McIntyre associate publisher Trena White has signed Grant Lawrence to a two-book deal. The CBC Radio personality will follow up his memoir Adventures... Read the rest »

Deals: M&S acquires Paul Auster memoir; TV deals for Rupinder Gill and Jennifer Close

Five Rivers, a publisher in Neustadt, Ontario, has signed speculative fiction writer Susan J. Forest’s short story collection Notice. Comprised of both new and previously... Read the rest »

Deals: new books from Marnie McBean, Derek Sanderson, and Lucy Waverman

House of Anansi Press editor Janie Yoon has acquired world rights to Iain Reid’s second memoir, The Truth About Luck. The book follows the author’s... Read the rest »

Deals: A pair of memoirs for Dundurn, and more

Dundurn Press associate publisher Michael Carroll has acquired the memoir My Double Life: Sexty Years of Farquharson Around with Don Harn by Don Harron, an... Read the rest »

Deals: Knopf Random Canada acquires new Scandinavian crime trilogy, and more

Frontenac House Media has acquired 100 Years of Aviation in Canada’s North by Edmonton’s Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, the first female president of the Canadian Aviation Historical... Read the rest »

Deals: Wiley picks up a pair of non-fiction titles, more foreign rights for Edugyan, and a memoir by Jian Ghomeshi

Karen Milner, executive editor at John Wiley & Sons Canada, has acquired world rights to 99 Ways to Fight Back by Ellen Roseman, a personal... Read the rest »

Deals: Greystone’s new polar bear book; foreign sales for Andrew Kaufman

Greystone Books has acquired world rights to Else Poulsen’s second non-fiction book, Bärle’s Story, about a Canadian polar bear’s recovery after her rescue from a... Read the rest »

Deals: New books by Ray Robertson, Lorna Crozier, Doug Saunders, and more

Chris Labonté, acquiring editor for fiction at Douglas & McIntyre, has acquired world English-language rights to Nicole Lundrigan’s untitled fifth novel. Set in war-torn Serbia... Read the rest »

Deals: New books by Boyden, Wiersema, Coyote, and more

Penguin Canada’s Nicole Winstanley, publisher, and Lynne Missen, publishing director for young readers, have acquired Turtle Island, a novel for young adults by Scotiabank Giller... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin acquires new Carrie Mac; RMB buys marathon-man memoir; debut fiction at HarperCollins; and more

Lynne Missen, publishing director for children’s and YA literature at Penguin Canada, has acquired world rights to The Opposite of Tidy by Carrie Mac. The... Read the rest »

Deals: new business, travel, and kidlit titles for Penguin; film deal for Col. Russel Williams book; and more

Andrea Magyar, publishing director at Penguin Group Canada, has acquired The Loyalty Leap: Turning Customer Information into Customer Intimacy by Bryan Pearson. In the book,... Read the rest »

Deals: Dundurn, Greystone, Orca, and more

Dundurn Press associate publisher Michael Carroll has signed Rick Antonson, president and CEO of Tourism Vancouver, to a multibook deal. Route 66 Still Kicks: Driving... Read the rest »

Deals: Foreign rights deals for Esi Edugyan, Dave Bidini, Chester Brown, and more

Chris Labonté, acquiring editor at Douglas & McIntyre, has signed world rights to All-Day Breakfast by Adam Lewis Schroeder. The apocalyptic road novel follows a... Read the rest »

Deals: new books from Shelley Peterson, Cheryl Rainfield, and debut fiction by Tanis Rideout

McClelland & Stewart president and publisher Douglas Pepper has acquired world rights to an untitled book by Joe Friesen on Winnipeg street gang Indian Posse.... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins acquires Dennis Lee, and more

Hadley Dyer, executive editor of children’s books at HarperCollins Canada, has acquired two new titles by Dennis Lee, plus the poet’s backlist of children’s titles,... Read the rest »

Deals: debut fiction for Hamish Hamilton, ghostly graphic novel for M&S, and more

Penguin Canada publisher Nicole Winstanley has acquired three new titles for Hamish Hamilton Canada, the company’s literary imprint. Two are untitled novels by Colin McAdam,... Read the rest »

Deals: ECW acquires Drake bio, Random House scores Montreal Expos book, and more

ECW Press senior editor Jen Hale has acquired Drake: The Book by Dalton Higgins. The book will feature exclusive photos and original interviews with the... Read the rest »

Deals: new books from Daniel Allen Cox, Gord Hill

Arsenal Pulp Press publisher Brian Lam has signed Basement of Wolves by Daniel Allen Cox. The novel, Cox’s third, is about a paranoid actor who... Read the rest »

Deals: Seeing Reds in French

Foreign front: Arsenal Pulp Press has sold the French-language rights to Seeing Reds: The Red Scare of 1918–1919, Canada’s First War... Read the rest »

Deals: D&M, Scholastic, Dancing Cat, and more

Trena White, acquiring editor for nonfiction at Douglas & McIntyre, has bought North American rights to Allan Levine’s Toronto: A Life and Times. Levine’s history... Read the rest »

Deals: non-fiction for Greystone, Doubleday, and ECW

Greystone Books publisher Rob Sanders has acquired world rights to Yukon: A Wilder Place by photographer Fritz Mueller and writer Teresa Earle. The book is... Read the rest »

Deals: House of Anansi acquires debut short fiction, and more

House of Anansi Press senior editor Melanie Little has acquired world rights to The Mosquito Creek Collection, a debut story collection from Théodora Armstrong, a... Read the rest »

Deals: Cam MacDonald, Tony Griffiths, and more

Greystone Books has acquired world rights to The Endangered Species Road Trip by Cam MacDonald. The book recounts the journey MacDonald and his... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin scores new Winnipeg hockey book, and more

Nick Garrison, executive editor at Penguin Canada, has acquired Back in the Bigs: How Winnipeg Won, Lost and Regained Its place in the NHL by... Read the rest »

Deals: Lloyd Robertson, Alison Pick, and more

Greystone Books publisher Rob Saunders has acquired world rights to Taint: How We Fail to Protect Our Water by Chris Wood and Ralph Pentland. The... Read the rest »

Deals: Wagamese, Nikiforuk, Richler, McGill, and more

Douglas & McIntyre has acquired Canadian English-language rights to Richard Wagamese’s novel Indian Horse. Taken forcibly from the land and his family when sent to... Read the rest »

Deals: Anton Piatigorsky, Robert McGill, and more

Goose Lane Editions has acquired Dora award-winning playwright Anton Piatigorsky’s debut story collection, The Iron Bridge. In it, Piatigorsky writes about the teenage angst... Read the rest »

Deals: D&M acquire Ice Pilots book, Ava Lee film and TV rights sold, and more

Trena White, acquiring editor of non-fiction at Douglas & McIntyre, has purchased world rights to the tie-in book for the TV documentary series Ice Pilots... Read the rest »

Deals: Arsenal Pulp acquires a pair of cookbooks, and more

Lynn Henry, publishing director at Doubleday Canada, has acquired Canadian English-language rights to Miranda Hill’s debut story collection, Sleeping Funny. The stories travel back in... Read the rest »

Deals: New acquisitions for Greystone, M&S, ECW, and more

Greystone Books and the University of Washington Press have acquired world rights to Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest by author... Read the rest »

Deals: ECW acquires Douglas Gibson memoir, and more

ECW Press co-publisher Jack David has acquired Douglas Gibson’s memoir Stories About Storytellers: Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, and Others.... Read the rest »

Deals: New acquisitions for Anansi, M&S, Scholastic, Heritage House, and more

House of Anansi Press president and publisher Sarah MacLachlan has acquired world rights to Carrie Snyder’s The Juliet Stories, a collection of linked stories that... Read the rest »

Deals: Freehand Books acquires Seen Reading, and more...

Freehand Books editor Robyn Read has acquired Canadian English-language rights to Seen Reading by Julie Wilson, a linked collection of short fictions inspired by the... Read the rest »

Deals: Skibsrud signs two-book deal with Hamish Hamilton

Penguin Canada publisher Nicole Winstanley and executive editor Nick Garrison have acquired Johanna Skibsrud’s untitled collection of stories and second novel at auction. Both books... Read the rest »

London Book Fair buzz book Shelter lands U.S. deal

Even before the London Book Fair began, there was buzz about Shelter, the debut novel from Penticton, B.C., writer Frances Greenslade. In pre-empt deals... Read the rest »

Deals: ECW acquires new book by Joey Comeau, and more

ECW Press senior editor Michael Holmes has acquired Lockpick Pornography 2 by Joey Comeau, a novel about a gay kidnapper who abducts the son of... Read the rest »

Deals: Memoirs by Gordon Pinsent and Allan Fotheringham, a new kids' book by Kyo Maclear

HarperCollins Canada editorial director Jennifer Lambert has acquired Canadian rights to Rebecca Silver Slayter’s novel In the Land of Birdfishes. Driven mad by his wife’s... Read the rest »

Deals: Franco options Eunoia, and more

ECW Press senior editor Michael Holmes has acquired the first volume of poetry in its debut poetic wrestling imprint called Poetry Slam. Tag Team by... Read the rest »

Deals: Eric Walters, Tamara Faith Berger, and more

Doubleday Canada senior editor Amy Black has acquired Teresa Toten and Eric Walters' The Taming. Told in alternating boy-girl voices, the novel explores teen power... Read the rest »

Deals: Random House acquires follow-up to The Bishop’s Man, and more

Random House of Canada publisher Anne Collins has acquired a new novel by Linden MacIntyre called Why Men Lie, a story of love, longing,... Read the rest »

Deals: Doubleday acquires novel by Brian Francis, and more

Doubleday Canada senior editor Nita Pronovost has acquired Canadian English-language rights to The Natural Order by Brian Francis, about a woman who struggles with the... Read the rest »

Deals: Groundwood acquires new graphic novel by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki; D&M, HarperCollins acquire new debut fiction; and more

Groundwood Books publisher Patsy Aldana has acquired Canadian rights to Awago Beach Babies, a new graphic novel by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, about teenagers in... Read the rest »

Deals: Natalee Caple, Cary Fagan, Mariko Tamaki, and more

Lynne Missen, publishing director for Penguin Canada’s young readers’ group, has signed a two-book deal with Mariko Tamaki for Canadian English rights to (You) Set... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin to publish Vinyl Tap Stories by Randy Bachman, and more

Penguin Canada publishing director Diane Turbide has acquired Vinyl Tap Stories by Randy Bachman, a collection of personal stories behind the songs featured on the... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin signs a two-book deal with Bill Gaston, and more

Penguin Canada senior editor Nick Garrison has acquired world rights to Bill Gaston’s... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin acquires a pair of hockey titles

Penguin Canada senior editor Nick Garrison has acquired Selling the Dream: Paying the NHL Price ... On and Off the Ice by Ken Campbell and... Read the rest »

Deals: Cormorant acquires Lawren Harris biography; and more

Cormorant Books president Marc Côté has acquired Inward Journey: The Life of Lawren Harris by James King. The book is the first full-length biography of... Read the rest »

Deals: Margaret Atwood to publish children's book with McArthur & Company

McArthur & Company president and publisher Kim McArthur has acquired a new illustrated children’s book by Margaret Atwood, with illustrations by Dušan Petricic, called Wandering... Read the rest »

Deals: Dave Bidini signs with M&S, and more

McLelland & Stewart publisher Doug Pepper has acquired world rights to Tell Me a Story: Gordon Lightfoot, Mariposa 72, and the Week That Changed Canada... Read the rest »

Deals for December 22

 Goose Lane Editions has acquired North American rights to Arley McNeney's novel The Time We All Went Marching, about a woman who sets out from... Read the rest »

Deals: Jill Sooley, Dianne Warren

Foreign front: Breakwater Books has sold German rights to Jill Sooley’s comedic debut novel The Widows of Paradise Bay to Random House in Munich.... Read the rest »

Deals: Elizabeth Ruth, Natalee Caple

Cormorant Books publisher Marc Côté has acquired Canadian rights to Elizabeth Ruth's third novel, The Matador. Set during the Spanish Civil War, the novel follows... Read the rest »

Deals: Bill Gaston, Willow Dawson

Greystone Books publisher Rob Sanders has acquired world rights to Bill Gaston’s Nite Bite, a memoir about fatherhood, fishing, Buddhism, alcohol, and forgiveness. The deal... Read the rest »

Deals: Kevin Chong, Frances Greenslade

Knopf Random House Canada executive vice-president Louise Dennys has acquired a debut novel by memoirist Frances Greenslade. Shelter is about two sisters’ search for... Read the rest »

Deals: new Joni Mitchell biography, memories of the Royal Canadian Air Farce, and more

Greystone Books publisher Rob Sanders has acquired world rights to journalist Katherine Monk's Joni Mitchell, a new portrait of the reclusive musical icon. The deal... Read the rest »

Deals: Grace O’Connell is the next Knopf New Face of Fiction

Knopf Random House Canada assistant editor Michelle MacAleese has acquired Canadian rights to Grace O’Connell’s debut novel about a young shopkeeper who experiences blackouts in... Read the rest »

Deals: Greystone acquires memoir by Robyn Michele Levy, and more...

Greystone Books has acquired world rights to Most of Me by Robyn Michele Levy, a humorous memoir about living with Parkinson’s and breast cancer. The... Read the rest »

Deals: Grace Chan, Carol Shaben

Acquiring editor Gerry Huntman, of IFWG Publishing, an American small press affiliated with the International Fantasy Writers Guild, has purchased the rights to The Empire... Read the rest »

Deals: D.W. Wilson, David Bergen

Penguin Canada senior editor Nick Garrison has acquired two books by Man Booker Prize Scholarship–winner D.W. Wilson. The first, due in fall 2011, is a... Read the rest »

Deals: Doubleday signs third Armstrong series; Greystone acquires Wiersema book about Springsteen; and more

Greystone Books vice-president and publisher Rob Sanders has acquired Robert J. Wiersema@font-face { font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in... Read the rest »

Deals: New non-fiction from Ray Robertson and Charlotte Gill; and more

Biblioasis publisher Dan Wells has acquired North American rights to Ray Robertson@font-face { font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in... Read the rest »

Deals: Doubleday acquires Emily Schultz novel; plus, two-book deal for Dave Bidini with Key Porter, and more

Doubleday Canada publishing director Lynn Henry has acquired Canadian English-language rights to a new novel by Emily Schultz. The Blondes is a genre-bending, dystopian literary... Read the rest »

Deals: Freehand Books acquires new novel by den Hartog, Doubleday nabs new non-fiction by Vassanji

Freehand Books acquiring editor Robyn Read has secured Canadian rights to And Me Among Them by Kristen den Hartog. The novel tells the story of... Read the rest »

Deals: Dundurn acquires new Kenneth J. Harvey, Doubleday acquires new Claire Mulligan, and more

Dundurn Press associate publisher and editorial director Michael Carroll has acquired Canadian rights to Reinventing the Rose by Kenneth J. Harvey. The novel features a... Read the rest »

Deals: Doubleday acquires new C.S. Richardson, and more

Doubleday Canada has acquired a new novel by C.S. Richardson. The Emperor of Paris is about an unlikely romance between a baker and a... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins to publish memoir by Bob Probert, and more

HarperCollins Canada executive editor Jim Gifford has acquired Tough Guy, a memoir by hockey player Bob Probert,  co-written by Kirstie McLellan Day. Probert was... Read the rest »

Deals: Soucouyant by David Chariandy optioned for film, and more

Arsenal Pulp Press publisher Brian Lam has acquired world rights to Talk - Action = Zero: A Visual History of D.O.A. by lead singer/guitarist Joe... Read the rest »

Deals: New non-fiction for Dundurn and Random House

Random House of Canada senior editor Angelika Glover has acquired Canadian rights to In the Mouths of Babes by Jeannie  Marshall.  The book reveals how... Read the rest »

Deals: Justin Bieber tell-all, new fantasy series from Charles de Lint, and more...

Penguin Canada commissioning editor Caitlin Drake has acquired Canadian rights, at auction, to the first three books in a young adult series by fantasy writer... Read the rest »

Deals: Cormorant acquires poetry title, and more

Publisher Marc Côté and poetry editor Robyn Sarah of Cormorant Books have acquired world rights to George Jonas’s collection By Fools Like Me, in which... Read the rest »

Deals: More foreign rights deals for Vaz-Oxlade and Bradley

NeWest Press publisher Lou Morin has acquired world rights to Ted Ferguson's Strange Years: Canada in the 1920s. The book will be published in 2011.... Read the rest »

Deals: Elyse Friedman and Evan Munday collaborate on graphic novel for Freehand Books, and more

Freehand Books acquiring editor Robyn Read has purchased world rights to The Laws of Motion, a graphic novel written by Elyse Friedman and illustrated by... Read the rest »

Deals: Geddy Lee options Dave Bidini's Baseballissimo, ECW acquires new novel by Stuart Ross, and more

Brindle & Glass publisher Ruth Linka has acquired world rights to Shari Lapena’s Happiness Economics, a novel about a slightly published poet who starts a... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins acquires new books by Lemony Snicket and Daniel Handler

Random House Canada senior editor Pamela Murray has acquired world English-language rights to RU by Kim Thúy, translated by Sheila Fischman, for its spring 2012... Read the rest »

Deals: Thomas Allen acquires new David Gilmour novel

Thomas Allen publisher Patrick Crean has purchased a new novel by David Gilmour. Afterburn is the story of a man who tries to get rid... Read the rest »

Deals: Groundwood Books acquires children's book by Caroline Adderson, and more

House of Anansi Press president and publisher Sarah MacLachlan has acquired world rights to James Laxer’s Tecumseh and Brock: The War of 1812, which sets... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins scores Ron MacLean's memoir, and more

Jim Gifford, executive editor at HarperCollins Canada, has acquired a memoir by Ron MacLean, sportscaster and co-host of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. Kirstie McLellan... Read the rest »

Deals: Dundurn moves ahead with the Sasha Jackson mystery series

Dundurn Press has acquired Dead Light District, the second book in the Sasha Jackson series by author Jill Edmondson. Sasha is plunged into the world... Read the rest »

Deals: Key Porter acquires debut novel, and more

Key Porter Books editor Jane Warren has acquired Canadian rights to Marissa Stapley's debut novel Saving the World (in Sensible Shoes), a romantic comedy about... Read the rest »

Deals: New deals for Key Porter, McClelland & Stewart, Wiley, and Dundurn Press

Editor Jane Warren at Key Porter Books has acquired food and travel writer Amy Rosen’s debut comic novel Indigestion, sold on the basis of a... Read the rest »

Deals: Doubleday acquires new novel by Shyam Selvadurai

Lynn Henry, the new publishing director of Doubleday Canada, has acquired her first title: Shyam Selvadurai's new novel Hungry Ghosts. The book, for which Doubleday... Read the rest »

Deals: Books about western Canada, Canadian cheeses, and more

Michael Schellenberg, associate publisher of Knopf Canada, has secured rights to Mary Janigan’s non-fiction work Laying Claims: How the West Was (Almost) Lost, about western... Read the rest »

Deals: Anansi acquires debut series in a six-figure deal, and more

House of Anansi Press president and publisher Sarah MacLachlan, vice-president of publishing operations Matt Williams, and senior non-fiction editor Janie Yoon have acquired world rights... Read the rest »

Deals: Jen Sookfong Lee, Richard B. Wright, Stephen Cole, and more

Publisher Phyllis Bruce of HarperCollins Canada has acquired a new novel by Richard B. Wright. Mr. Shakespeare's Bastard tells the story of a... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin acquires YA novel by Annabel Lyon, and more

Penguin Canada has acquired Annabel Lyon's YA novel Encore Edie, about a girl who feels her Down’s syndrome cousin is destroying her high school status.... Read the rest »

Deals: Ryan Knighton, Anosh Irani

Goose Lane Editions has acquired The Town that Drowned, a debut novel by Riel Nason about a 14-year-old outcast growing up in the 1960s who... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin acquires book by celebrity chef Marc Thuet

Montreal’s Drawn & Quarterly has acquired North American rights to Joe Ollmann’s first full-length graphic novel, Mid-Life, to be published in March 2011. The deal... Read the rest »

Deals: Greystone acquires memoir by Hayley Wickenheiser, and more

Greystone Books publisher Rob Sanders has acquired world rights to Gold Medal Diary: Inside the World's Greatest Sports Event by Hayley Wickenheiser, a non-fiction work... Read the rest »

Deals: Cormorant Books acquires short fiction collection by Jessica Westhead, and more

Cormorant Books publisher Marc Côté has acquired world rights to And Also Sharks, a shortfiction collection by Jessica Westhead, author of the novel Pulpy &... Read the rest »

M&S acquires new Trevor Cole novel, and more

McClelland & Stewart publisher and senior vice-president Ellen Seligman and executive editor Lara Hinchberger have acquired Canadian rights to Trevor Cole's new comic novel Practical... Read the rest »

Penguin to publish memoir by David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears

Susanne Alexander, publisher of Goose Lane Editions, has acquired Canadian rights to Valerie Compton's debut The Tide Road, a novel set in PEI about the... Read the rest »

Deals: Random House to publish book about Colonel Russell Williams

Random House Canada publisher Anne Collins has acquired English Canadian rights to a new non-fiction title about Colonel Russell Williams, who was recently charged with... Read the rest »

Deals: Juby's first adult novel finds a home, Nelly Furtado options Barnacle Love, and more

HarperCollins Canada publisher Iris Tupholme has purchased Canadian rights to the first adult novel by YA author Susan Juby. The Republic of Dirt is about... Read the rest »

Deals: ChiZine set to publish new Tony Burgess, and more

Sandra Kasturi and Brett Alexander Savory, co-publishers of ChiZine Publications, have purchased world english-language rights to four new titles. Nexus: Ascension, by Robert Boyczuk, is... Read the rest »

Deals: Annabel Lyon, Scott Thornley

Random House Canada publisher Anne Collins has purchased Canadian rights to The Sweet Girl by Annabel Lyon. It is the story of Aristotle's daughter Pythias's... Read the rest »

Deals: Cormorant acquires second novel by Michael V. Smith, HarperCollins to publish kids' book by Sarah Polley, and more

Marc Côté, publisher of Cormorant Books, has acquired Canadian rights to Progress by Michael V. Smith. Shortly before the town is to be flooded for... Read the rest »

Deals: M&S acquires collection by 2009 Journey Prize winner, and more

McClelland & Stewart managing editor Elizabeth Kribs has purchased Ace Your Health: 52 Ways to Stack Your Deck by chef and Food Network personality Theresa... Read the rest »

M&S acquires new Terry Fallis and first book by Dr. Samantha Nutt

McClelland & Stewart has purchased Terry Fallis's The High Road, the sequel to his first novel The Best Laid Plans, which won the 2008 Stephen... Read the rest »

Biblioasis buys Rebecca Rosenblum's second collection, and more

Biblioasis has purchased North American rights to Rebecca Rosenblum’s The Big Dream, a collection of linked short stories about characters who work for the same... Read the rest »

Deals: M&S acquires graphic novel by Steve Murray; Arsenal Pulp buys second novel by Daniel Allen Cox

Exile Editions has acquired Canadian rights to D.O. Dodd’s third novel, JEW. A man wakes up naked in a mass grave, with no idea who... Read the rest »

M&S acquires book about 1975 Canada V. Russia Hockey Game

McClelland & Stewart vice-president Eric Jensen and managing editor Liz Kribs have acquired Canadian rights (English and French) to Todd Denault’s The Greatest Game: The... Read the rest »

Doubleday signs Russell Peters memoir, and more

Doubleday Canada executive publisher Maya Mavjee has acquired rights to the first book by comedian Russell Peters for Doubleday Canada. It is described as a... Read the rest »

Deals: New Emma Donoghue novel on the way, and more

Douglas & McIntyre acquiring editor Chris Labonté has purchased world rights to Fraser Nixon’s debut novel. Tentatively titled The Man Who Killed, the book is... Read the rest »

Deals: Knopf buys Timothy Taylor thriller, Annabel Lyon sells U.S. rights to Knopf

Knopf Canada publisher Diane Martin has purchased Timothy Taylor’s The Blue Light Project, a literary thriller built around a four-day hostage siege in the not-too-distant... Read the rest »

Deals: DC Books acquires Of Water and Rock by Thomas Armstrong

Montreal’s DC Books has acquired the novel Of Water and Rock by Toronto author Thomas Armstrong. The book won the 2008 Frank Collymore Literary Endowment... Read the rest »

Deals: New work from Toronto Mayor David Miller, Paul Quarrington, Will Ferguson, and more

Cormorant Books publisher Marc Côté has acquired a new book by Toronto Mayor David Miller. Witness to a City: David Miller’s Toronto compiles some of... Read the rest »

Deals: Greystone acquires new books by Suzuki, Bateman

Greystone Books publisher Rob Sanders has acquired world rights to David Suzuki's The Legacy Lecture, a book based on a lecture that will be broadcast... Read the rest »

Deals: Anansi acquires debut memoir, D&M to publish Darwin’s Bastards, and more

House of Anansi Press managing editor Janie Yoon has acquired world rights to the memoir One Bird’s Choice by debut author Iain Reid. The book... Read the rest »

Deals: foreign sales for Alan Bradley, Robert Ward

Foreign front: The Bukowski Agency has sold Polish rights to All the Good Pilgrims: Tales of the Camino De Santiago by Robert Ward to... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins buys new David Bergen novel, Wiley acquires Brian Kilrea memoir, and more

HarperCollins Canada vice-president and publisher Phyllis Bruce has acquired Giller Prize-winning author David Bergen’s new novel, The Matter with Morris, to be published in fall... Read the rest »

Greystone acquires road trip memoir by Grady and Simonds, and more

McArthur & Company president Kim McArthur has acquired Kristen Ma’s Beauty, Pure & Simple. Associate agent Alisha Sevigny of The Rights Factory arranged the deal.... Read the rest »

Deals: A new MacKenzie King bio, Jon Paul Fiorentino lands a film deal, and more

Scott McIntyre, chairman and CEO of Douglas & McIntyre, has acquired world rights to Allan Levine’s forthcoming biography of William Lyon Mackenzie King, in a... Read the rest »

Deals: Penguin acquires Leckie novel

Penguin Canada editor Adrienne Kerr has acquired Canadian English-language  rights to Coppermine by Keith Ross Leckie. Set in 1917 in the remote Arctic, the book... Read the rest »

Deals: Emily Schultz lands film deal for Heaven Is Small

Foreign front: Suzanne Brandreth and Sally Harding of The Cooke Agency have sold complex-character Chinese rights to A. Lee Martinez’s The Automatic Detective, Too... Read the rest »

Deals: Doubleday lands trio of Linwood Barclay thrillers

Doubleday Canada executive editor Kristin Cochrane has acquired three new standalone thrillers by Linwood Barclay. The deal was arranged by Helen Heller of the Helen... Read the rest »

Deals: New YA titles by Gillian Chan and John Lang

Scholastic Canada has acquired world rights to Gillian Chan’s The Call of Arms, a middle-grade novel that tells the story of Sandy McKay, a 13-year-old... Read the rest »

Deals: D&Q lands forthcoming Clowes graphic novel

Greystone Books publisher Rob Sanders has acquired world rights to a forthcoming memoir by bluesman and actor Jim Byrnes. Scheduled for publication in fall 2010,... Read the rest »

Deals: M&S to publish humorous memoir about never growing up

McClelland & Stewart associate editor Trena White has acquired in a pre-empt a new comic memoir by Toronto-based McSweeney’s writer and TV publicist Rupinder Gill.... Read the rest »

Deals: July 16, 2009

Foreign front: Random House of Canada has several foreign deals to report. Director of rights and contracts Jennifer Shepherd has sold at auction world... Read the rest »

Deals: Charles Foran profiles extraordinary Canadian Maurice Richard

As part of Penguin Canada’s Extraordinary Canadians series, editorial director Diane Turbide has acquired world English- and French-language rights to Maurice Richard by Charles Foran,... Read the rest »

Deals: New books about Gaza, Sister Ping, and the trouble with Canada

Random House Canada publisher Anne Collins has acquired an as-yet-untitled memoir – written with Canadian author, filmmaker, and human rights activist Sally Armstrong – by... Read the rest »

Deals: Ken Finkleman's "darkly comic" first novel, and more

HarperCollins Canada editorial director Jennifer Lambert has acquired the first novel by screenwriter, director, and actor Ken Finkleman, best known as the creator of the... Read the rest »

Deals: Charles Montgomery travels to Happy City

Doubleday Canada senior editor Tim Rostron has acquired Canadian rights to a new book by Vancouver-based journalist Charles Montgomery, winner of the 2005 Charles Taylor... Read the rest »

Deals: Claudia Dey's next novel lands at HarperCollins

HarperCollins Canada editorial director Jennifer Lambert has acquired the next novel by Claudia Dey, whose debut, Stunt, was published by Coach House Books in 2008.... Read the rest »

Deals: Inside the dragon's den

HarperCollins Canada senior editor Jim Gifford has acquired Canadian rights to the first book by technology mogul Robert Herjavec, best known for his appearances on... Read the rest »

Deals: Craig Davidson stories to hit the silver screen

McClelland & Stewart director of publishing operations Eric Jensen has acquired Canadian rights to A How-to Guide for Dealing with Collection Agencies in Canada by... Read the rest »

Deals: HarperCollins signs debut thriller

HarperCollins Canada editorial director Jennifer Lambert has acquired English-language Canadian rights to a debut novel by the Montreal-based poet Holly Luhning. Quiver, which is being... Read the rest »

Key Porter set to publish casualty-of-war bio

Key Porter Books editor-in-chief Linda Pruessen has acquired Canadian rights to Canada’s Daughter: The Global Journey of Captain Nichola Goddard, journalist Valerie Fortney’s biography of... Read the rest »

Deals: Claudia Dey offers bedroom tips for the sexually adventurous

Collins Canada associate editor Cate Cassaday has commissioned a new sex how-to guide by novelist, playwright, and columnist Claudia Dey. Described as “boot camp for... Read the rest »

Deals: The NFB set to adapt Margaret Atwood’s Payback

McArthur & Company publisher Kim McArthur has acquired Canadian rights to journalist and novelist Marianne Ackerman’s third novel. Pier’s Desire is the story of a... Read the rest »

Deals: Hamish Hamilton set to publish Boyden’s next novel

Hamish Hamilton Canada, an imprint of Penguin Canada, has acquired Canadian English-language rights to the next novel by Joseph Boyden, whose sophomore effort, Through Black... Read the rest »

Deals: New novels by Fred Stenson and Kathy Page, and more

Doubleday Canada publisher Maya Mavjee has acquired Fred Stenson’s new novel, Progress, about an Alberta ranch family whose world and well-being are destroyed by the... Read the rest »

Deals: Vaz-Oxlade’s advice for debtors

HarperCollins Canada associate editor Kate Cassaday has acquired financial guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s next book. Debt & Disaster: Taking Control of Your Money and Your Life... Read the rest »

Deals: Margaret MacMillan, Sean Dixon, and more

Penguin Canada editorial director Diane Turbide has acquired Canadian rights to a new book by Tim Cook, winner of the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for... Read the rest »

Deals: Taras Grescoe and the road ahead

HarperCollins Canada senior editor Jim Gifford has acquired the latest book by Taras Grescoe, whose environmental tome Bottomfeeder won the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize in... Read the rest »

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