World rights to the Writers’ Trust and Giller Prize nominated author Cary Fagan’s next work of fiction, JUMP have been sold to Janice Zawerbny at House of Anansi/Astoria imprint in 2017 by Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Agency. Jump is a collection of stories inspired by the author’s fascination with found black and white photographs, with each story connected to a photograph.
Coming in October ILLUMINATION – Portraits of Canadian Literature + Authors
In this innovative new exhibit, award-winning Canadian artist Mark Raynes Roberts illustrates the personalities of some of Canada’s most vibrant and interesting authors through a series of 150 photographs. Exhibits at both the Toronto Reference Library and the Harbourfront Centre’s International Festival of Authors will feature projected portrait installations of some of the following Transatlantic Agency author clients: Martha Baillie, Dave Bidini, Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, Claire Holden Rothman, Diane Schoemperlen, Paula Todd and Kathleen Winter. Through these works, Raynes Roberts will explore the inner lives of authors and their creative roots.
At the Gardiner Museum, to complement the photography series, Mark Raynes Roberts will present his ethereal glass engraving as visual interpretations of narrative by 12 Canadian authors based upon the theme of Light. For over 30 years, Raynes Roberts has created glass sculpture as medium to examine human transcendence and with this new collection, celebrate artistic culture and Canada’s literary treasury.
ILLUMINATION – Portraits of Canadian Literature – Crystal Art Exhibition
Gardiner Museum – October 26 to November 11, 2015
ILLUMINATION – Portraits of Canadian Authors – Projected Portrait Photography Exhibitions
Toronto Reference Library – October 11 – Nov 1, 2015
International Festival of Authors – October 22 to November 1, 2015.
Learn more at www.raynesillumination.com
Amazing news for the film adaptation of Stacey May Fowles’ novel INFIDELITY: Geneviève Dulude-Decelles has signed on as director. Dulude-Decelles, who is also writing the script, previously directed the Sundance Jury award-winning short film The Cut. The film is being produced by by Allison Black of Euclid 431 Pictures Inc. and Karen Shaw of Quarterlife Crisis Productions Inc. INFIDELITY follows the unraveling of a marriage after an illicit and obsessive affair. Congratulations to Stacey May Fowles!
Read the Variety article here: variety.com/2015/film/news/infidelity-movie-draws-sundance-winner-1201534855/
Sigal Samuel’s THE MYSTICS OF MILE END (Freehand Books, Spring 2015/HarperCollins Fall 2015) has received an amazing starred review from the Library Journal, excerpted here:
Every character in this outstanding first novel is searching for a reason to exist—not just the Meyer family, but also their neighbors and close friends. The need for human relationships and mysticism’s relationship to life impel them forward into very questionable actions that might have disastrous consequences. This heart-stopping narrative will keep readers glued until the very end.
—Andrea Kempf, formerly with Johnson Cty. Community Coll. Lib., Overland Park, KS
Daria Salamon’s and Rob Krause’s POSTCARDS FROM A GAP YEAR, a memoir about their current year-long travel, has been sold to Turnstone Books by Samantha Haywood! Daria, a teacher and writer of THE PRAIRIE BRIDESMAID, and Rob Krause, the co-founder of Smallman Records and Artist Management, are halfway through their international journey with their young children. The memoir will provide a he said-she said view of the trip. And don’t miss Daria’s blog at dariasalamon.com for a taste of her travel writing.