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Michael Kusugak Tour

Michael Kusugak is touring Asia between April 18th and May 11, visiting Mumbai, Delhi Singapore, Macau, Shanghai and Seoul to share stories of his life:

April 22nd: Canadian Arctic Storyteller in India in Mumbai, with the High Commission of Canada in India

April 23rd: Canadian Arctic Storyteller in India in Delhi, with the High Commission of Canada in India

April 25th: Inuit Legends and Culture — Michael Kusugak in Singapore, with the National Library Board

More events to be announced


Deal News – Shoplifter

In the tradition of Ghost World by Daniel Clowes comes Michael Cho’s highly anticipated original graphic novel debut SHOPLIFTER, a riveting portrait of a frustrated young woman who shoplifts in the evening to ease the pains of her shallow day job.

World German rights to Ehapa/Egmont by Suzanne de Roche of the Liepman Agency in association with Samantha Haywood. World English, French and Spanish rights sold previously.

†World Rights Available Ex:
France: Outsider, Delcourt
Spain: Reservoir Books, Mondadori
World English: Pantheon

And Then There Were Nuns

Transatlantic Agency congratulates Jane Christmas whose book AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS has been selected for the short list of nominees for the 2014 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal.

In AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS: Adventures in Cloistered Life bestselling memoirist Jane Christmas, called ‘Canada’s Nora Ephron’, is newly engaged for marriage #3 at fifty when she finds herself asking: is she nun-material?  Determined to finally explore this road not taken and why it keeps calling her, Jane embarks on an experience that travels from convents in North America to the British Isles that will ultimately test her faith, her spirit, not to mention her fondness for makeup, nice clothes, and wine with dinner.

The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal is a literary prize awarded each year to the book judged to be the most humorous published in Canada, written by a Canadian, in the previous year. Past Leacock winners include W.O. Mitchell, Pierre Berton, Farley Mowat, Will Ferguson, Mordecai Richler and Robertson Davies.

More information about the Leacock Medal can be found at

World Rights Available Ex:
English Canada, Germany, Australia/New Zealand: Greystone
UK: Lion Hudson
Portuguese: Clube do Autor

Deal News – The Devil You Know

In Giller Prize-nominated author Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s debut literary thriller THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, a murderer’s arrest rings too close to home for a rookie reporter, bringing haunting memories of her childhood best friend’s unsolved murder – and a stalker – right to her doorstep.

World rights ex Can to Sally Kim at Touchstone in a six-figure deal by Samantha Haywood. Canadian rights previously pre-empted by Patrick Crean Editions/HarperCollins Canada.

Deal News – The Doomsday Man

WILL STARLING: A Novel, by Ian Weir, author of Daniel O’Thunder and past finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for First Book, is a page turner peopled with grave diggers, actresses and rogue “men of science”, redolent of post-Napoleonic-Wars London in 1816.

Polish Rights to Dom Wydawniczy PWN by Agata Zabowska of Literatura in association with Samantha Haywood.