Nominations for the Saskatchewan Book Awards

Congratulations to Zarqa Nawaz (LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE) and Suzanne North (FLYING TIME) for their nominations for the Saskatchewan Book Awards. LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE has been nominated for the O’Reilly Insure Ltd., The Co-Operators First Book Award and the Drs. Morris & Jacqui Shumiatcher Regina Book Award, and FLYING TIME for the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award.

NZLaughingWayMosqueCovLAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE: THE MISADVENTURES OF A MUSLIM WOMAN is  a wonderfully funny memoir about the trials and tribulations of Zarqa Nawaz; it is Nora Ephron meets Meera Syal.

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FLYING TIME is the story of the unusual friendship between Kay Jeynes, a working-class Canadian woman, and Hero Miyashita, the only Japanese businessman in Calgary, set in the turbulent and racially-charged times of the Second World War.

Since 1993, the SBA has been celebrating Saskatchewan authors and publishers through 14 annual and semi-annual awards. The awards ceremony will take place on April 25 at the Conexus Art Centre in Regina.

Sandra Bishop and Fiona Kenshole in the Association of Author’s Representatives

Sandra BishopUS-based Transatlantic agents fiona-kensholeSandra Bishop and Fiona Kenshole are proud to now both be accredited by the Association of Authors’ Representatives. This is the professional organization for literary agents in the USA, and members agree to abide by its canon of ethics. Authors can be confident that our agents pledge to follow the highest standards of professional conduct in serving the needs of their clients.

Deal Announcement FAITHFUL AND OTHER STORIES

Daniel KarasikRights for Daniel Karasik’s debut short story collection, FAITHFUL AND OTHER STORIES, has been sold to Guernica Editions by Stephanie Sinclair at the Transatlantic Agency. An acclaimed playwright and recent winner of the CBC Literary Award for Fiction, The Malahat Review’s Jack Hodgins Founder’s Award for Fiction, and the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, Daniel Karasik brings together in this collection an assortment of complex characters searching for meaning and connection in a world that is by turns violent and indifferent: stephanie@transatlanticagency.com (World)

Praise Keeps Rolling in for THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B!

UnlikelyHeroWinner in Canada of, among other awards, the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature, THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B has been praised by Kirkus in a starred review as “achingly authentic” and “masterful.”

“Readers be warned: Like Augustus Waters before him, Adam Spencer Ross will renew your faith in real-life superheroes and shatter your heart in equal measure.” (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/teresa-toten/the-unlikely-hero-of-room-13b)

UK reviewers have also fallen for Adam, with The Guardian describing THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B as “impossible to put down.”

“This book made me laugh, cry, think, and kept me coming back for more.” (http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/feb/11/review-teresa-toten-unlikely-hero-of-room-13b

World rights available, ex: Canada (Doubleday); US (Delacorte); UK/AUS/NZ (Walker); Germany (Random House); Brazil (Bertrand); The Netherlands (Gottmer); Korea (See & Talk). Agent: Marie Campbell