Eliott Behar a Nominee for the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize for Nonfiction


The Transatlantic Agency is excited to congratulate each of the nominees for the 2015 Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize for Nonfiction, including Eliott Behar (TELL IT TO THE WORLD: INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE AND THE SECRET CAMPAIGN TO HIDE MASS MURDER IN KOSOVODundurn Press).

TellItTotheWorldCovEliott Behar’s TELL IT TO THE WORLD follows the investigation by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, into an event of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, in which, on April 5, 1999, local police in Serbia found a truck floating in the Danube River, which was filled with human bodies. Eliott Behar, a former war crimes prosecutor at the Tribunal, tells this story through the eyewitnesses, victims, and perpetrators who testified. For more information, contact Stephanie Sinclair, stephanie@transatlanticagency.com, and David Bennett, david@transatlanticagency.com.

This award succeeds the Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize, which was established in 1997. Finalists receive $5,000 and the winner $60,000. The award will be presented on October 6th at a ceremony in Toronto. For further details, visit: http://www.writerstrust.com/awards/hilary-weston-writers-trust-prize.aspx

Praise for Meadowlark by Wendi Stewart

SWMeadowlarkcovWe are thrilled to congratulate Wendi Stewart on her phenomenal praise on her haunting debut novel, MEADOWLARK. Wendi was also recently included on Publisher’s Weekly’s Hot Fall Adult Titles list of Canadian publications, in the good company of Margaret Atwood and Patrick deWitt!

For the Quill and Quire review- http://www.quillandquire.com/review/meadowlark/

Deal News – Congratulations & Regrets by Clea Young

Clea YoungCanadian rights to Clea Young’s masterful short story collection, CONGRATULATIONS & REGRETS-navigating the whitewater of relationships(familial and romantic, between friends new and old), and in the tradition of sparkling collections by the likes of Zsuzsi Gartner, Heather O’Neill and Lynn Coady, Clea Young takes ordinary events and creates something extraordinary-to Freehand Books by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency.

Deal News – Buffalo Bones and Memory: A History of the Metis Nation by Jean Teillet

TeilletBWWorld rights to BUFFALO BONES AND MEMORY: A History of the Metis Nation by Jean Teillet, great grand-niece of Louis Riel, a popular history of the Métis Nation in Canada and the U.S.A. from the late 1790s to the present, to Patrick Crean Editions at HarperCollins Canada by Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Agency.

Deepa Mehta options Kathleen Winter’s ANNABEL for film

AnnabelDirector Deepa Mehta’s Hamilton Mehta Productions has acquired film rights to Kathleen Winter’s 2010 debut novel Annabel, after the expiry of a previous agreement.

Annabel has been published in 18 countries and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, Orange Prize for Fiction, and Governor General’s Literary Award. Mehta is known for other book-to-film adaptations, including Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, and for her Academy Award-nominated Water.  Her latest work, Beeba Boys, debuted at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and will open internationally in October.

The deal was arranged by Shaun Bradley at the Transatlantic Agency.

OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND #1 On the Globe and Mail Bestseller List

Open Heart, Open MindWe are excited to congratulate Clara Hughes on her book OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND reaching #1 on the Globe and Mail Canadian Non-Fiction Bestseller List in its first week of publication! Clara’s powerful memoir launched on September 8, 2015.

Clara Hughes’ OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND follows her inspiring and honest story through childhood to her success as an Olympic athlete, all while she struggled with depression and found her place as an advocate. One of Canada’s most celebrated athletes, Clara Hughes has won numerous medals at both the summer and winter Olympic games. She is the National Spokesperson for Bell Canada’s Mental Health initiative to break down the stigma associated with mental illness.