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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.

CBC announces top 100 must-read Canadian novels

CBC announced their top 100 must-read novels written by Canadian authors. Transatlantic congratulates ANNABEL by Kathleen Winter, HOLDING STILL FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE by Zoe Whittall, THE BISHOP’S MAN by Linden MacIntyre, WHAT THE BODY REMEMBERS by Shauna Singh Baldwin and WHALE MUSIC by Paul Quarrington, and all novelists of CBC’s ”100 Novels that make you proud to be Canadian.”

When making the selection, CBC Books considered aspects such as cultural impact, reader response and critical reception.

For the full list please visit the CBC website.


THE SILENT WIFE One Year Anniversary

A year ago on June 25th THE SILENT WIFE, ASA Harrison’s debut psychological thriller was published in North America by Penguin Books US and Penguin Canada. The bittersweet launch came two months after Harrison died of cancer after working on her fiction in obscurity for the past decade.

What followed for THE SILENT WIFE in the next 12 months was nothing short of an international sensation. Here are the highlights:

  • Rave endorsements from bestselling US and UK writers
  • Rave reviews in Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, Newsday to name a few
  • A profile article in The New York Times on ASA Harrison and The Silent Wife being the sleeper summer hit of 2013
  • 11 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, reaching #2 on the paperback list
  • International rights sales in 27 countries. (see list below)
  • In the past year the novel has published in 7 countries and has become a bestseller in the US, UK, Canada and most recently France and Italy. It just hit #9 in the Italian bestseller lists a few weeks after publication this May.
  • Global sales of close to 700,000 copies sold copies sold worldwide so far
  • Last but not least, Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films and Mazur Kaplan have optioned the film rights to produce a feature film with Nicole Kidman to star as Jodi Brett. Billy Ray (of The Hunger Games and Captain Philips) is attached to write and direct.

The international story for The Silent Wife has arguably just begun.

To date, these rights for THE SILENT WIFE have been sold:

Bulgarian (Ciela Norma AD), Chinese Complex (The Eurasian Publishing Group), Chinese Simplified (Thinkindom Media Group LTD.), Croatian (Znanje D. D.), Czech (Pavel Dobrovsky – Beta S.R.O), Danish (Politikens Forlag), Dutch (The House of Books), English (Headline Publishing Group), French (Le Livre de Poche), German (Berlin Verlag), Greek (S. Patakis Publcations S.A.), Hebrew (Sela Publishers), Hungarian (Alexandra Konyveshaz KFT.), Italian (Longanesi), Japanese (Hawakawa Publishing Inc.), Korean (Munjakdongne), Norwegian (Schibsted Forlag As), Polish (Znak), Portuguese (Editorial Presenca & Editora Intrinseca LTDA), Romanian (Rao), Russian (Exmo License Limited), Serbian (Vulkan Izdavastvo D.O.O), Slovene (Ucila International Zalozba), Spanish (Salamandra), Swedish (Massolit Forlag Ab), Turkish (Pegasus)