Award News – The Silent Wife

Transatlantic is pleased to announce THE SILENT WIFE by A.S.A. Harrison is a finalist for the Killer Nashville 2014 Silver Falchion Award: First Novel, Literary Suspense!

The annual award honours the best books available in North America published in the past year. Hundreds of novels are nominated and evaluated, the judges then choose only five finalists in each category.

THE SILENT WIFE is a finely wrought, emotionally charged psychological thriller about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted, THE SILENT WIFE ensnares the reader from page one and doesn’t let go.

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Deal News – The New North

Canada Reads and Toronto Book Awards finalist, National Post columnist and Bidiniband frontman, Dave Bidini’s THE NEW NORTH, constructs an understanding of this land, its culture, and the country, offering a fresh perspective on Canada and its wild, undiscovered properties as well as its modern complications, one part Bill Bryson, one part Jack London and one part Anthony Bourdain, but wholly Bidini: falling out of canoes and freezing on snowmobiles from the tip Pond Inlet to the shores of Great Slave Lake, Canadian rights to Scott Sellers with Doug Pepper of McClelland & Stewart editing for Spring 2016 publication by Samantha Haywood.

Deal News – So Much Love

Journey Prize finalist Rebecca Rosenblum’s debut novel, SO MUCH LOVE, pitched as a cross between Olive Kitteridge and Room, about the unexpected reverberations the abduction of a young woman has on a small community. Canadian English rights to senior editor Anita Chong at McClelland & Stewart for 2016, deal arranged by Samantha Haywood.

Deal News – Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

From the creator of the hit tv series Little Mosque on the Prairie, Zarqa Nawaz, LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE: The Misdventures of a Muslim Woman,  a wonderfully funny memoir about the trials and tribulations of Zarqa Nawaz; this is Nora Ephron meets Meera Syal; world rights Ex: Canada English to Lennie Goodings at Virago for February 2015. Previously to HarperCollins Canada, by Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Agency.