I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid Featured on the Newsday 12 Best Books of Summer List

RII'mThinkingofEndingThingsUSBannerCovNewsday has named Iain Reid’s debut novel I’M THINKING OF ENDING
THINGS (Forthcoming June 2016 from Scout Press/Simon & Schuster
Canada/Text Australia & UK) on their list of the 12 best books to read
this summer alongside Annie Proulx and Stephen King! They say, “Read
it on a dark summer night — if you dare.”

Eric Walters Shortlisted for the 40th Annual Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Awards!

WETodayIstheDayCovCongratulations to Eric Walters, who has been nominated for two Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Awards! He is nominated in the Children’s Picture Book Award category for TODAY IS THE DAY, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes (Tundra Books). He is also shortlisted in Young Adult/Middle Reader Award for REGENESIS (Doubleday Canada). The two awards, which are presented annually, recognize the artistic excellence in writing and illustration in English-language Canadian children’s literature. The winner in each category will receive $6,000.

The winners in eachWERegenesiscov category will be chosen by student juries from Toronto’s Scarborough Village Alternative Public School and the announcement will take place at an assembly on Wednesday, June 22.

For further information about the awards and to view the shortlists, please visit http://www.arts.on.ca/Page6243.aspx?DateTime=635986392600000000&PageMode=View.

Congratulations to all the other authors and illustrators who are nominated!

BEWARE THAT GIRL and SHOOTER Among CBC’s 10 YA Canadian Novels That Could Be the Next Big Thing

TTBewarethatGirlBannerBEWARE THAT GIRL by Teresa Toten PCShooter72and SHOOTER by Caroline Pignat the “next big YA superstar”, CBC.CA predicts.

We couldn’t agree more when CBC.CA included BEWARE THAT GIRL by Teresa Toten and SHOOTER by Caroline Pignat on their list of “10 YA Canadian Novels That Could Be The Next Big Thing.”

Check out CBC’s post here: http://www.cbc.ca/books/2016/05/10-new-canadian-young-adult-novels-to-read.html

Elisabeth de Mariaffi and Marq de Villiers Shortlisted for the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards!

We are thrilled to share The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia’s announcement that Elizabeth de Mariaffi and Marq de Villiers are among the nominees for two out of three of the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards! Elisabeth de Mariaffi is nominated for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award for THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (HarperCollins Canada) while Marq de Villiers is nominated for the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award for BACK TO THE WELL: Rethinking the Future of Water (Goose Lane). These two awards honour and celebrate quality writing by Atlantic Canadian authors. The Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award grants a prize of $25,000 to the winning author. The Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award awards the winning author $2000.

DMEDevilYouKnowCovPanelIn Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s 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.

075-1_deVilliers_BTTW_COMP.inddBACK TO THE WELL by Marq de Villiers examines the fate and future of water and asks difficult questions surrounding who owns water, whether it is a human right to have water, and whose job it is to keep it clean.

The winners of the awards will be announced at the East Coast Literary Awards in Halifax on June 4.

To view the shortlists, please visit http://writers.ns.ca/blog/2016-east-coast-literary-awards-shortlist-announced.html

To read about the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, visit http://writers.ns.ca/wfns-book-prizes/thomas-head-raddall-atlantic-fiction-award.html

To learn more about the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award, please visit http://writers.ns.ca/wfns-book-prizes/evelyn-richardson-memorial-non-fiction-award.html

Frankenstink Wins the 2016 Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration

LRFrankenstinkCovCongratulations to Ron Lightburn, who was awarded the Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration for FRANKENSTINK!: Garbage Gone Bad (Tundra Books). The Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence, one of fourteen awards given out this year as part of the 2016 Atlantic Book Awards, is granted to an illustrator residing in Atlantic Canada. The winner is awarded a $500 prize funded by the Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association and the Atlantic Provinces Publishers’ Representatives. The award was granted at a gala event at Moncton’s Capitol Theatre in New Brunswick on April 27th, 2016.

To learn more about the 2016 Atlantic Book Awards, please visit http://atlanticbookawards.ca/536-2/. To read up on the Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration, please visit  http://atlanticbookawards.ca/awards/lillian-shepherd-memorial-award/

Deal News- Sofie & Cecilia By Katherine Ashenburg

Internationally bestselling nonfiction author Katherine Ashenburg’s debut novel SOFIE & CECILIA, set in the art world of Sweden in the late 19th/early 20th century, a story of life-long female friendship between two women married to famous artists inspired by Carl Larsson and Anders Zorn, revealing the pre-feminist pressures and secrets of marriage, career and family. For readers of Elena Ferrante and Paula McLain, Canadian English rights sold to Lynn Henry of Knopf Canada for New Face of Fiction, Spring 2018, by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency.

Zoe Whittall Wins the 2016 K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature

zwhittallCongratulations to Zoe Whittall who is the winner of the 2016 K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature!

The K.M. Hunter Artist Award is granted in six categories (Dance, Literature, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts) to Ontario residents in mid-career with a reasonable body of work. Each winner is awarded $8000. These awards are meant to propel artists to reach the next level in their careers.

The six winners will be honoured by the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation, who finances the prizes, at an event at the Gladstone event at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto later in May.

Transatlantic would also like to congratulate the other five winners!

For further information about the awards, please visit http://ontarioartsfoundation.on.ca/news/117

4 Star Romantic Times Review for Ane Mulligan’s latest …

HOME TO CHAPEL SPRINGS coverAne Mulligan has received a 4 Star review from Romantic Times for her delightful HOME TO CHAPEL SPRINGS, the third of four fun titles, releasing in May 2016 from indie press Lighthouse of the Carolinas.

From the review: Chapel Springs: where anything can happen, and usually does. Claire and her best friend Patsy are as lovable as ever; even with all the new problems they face, they keep their sense of humor. The storyline is believable, and readers will identify with issues that are mentioned in the book. Mulligan writes with humor and wit. This book does not disappoint. – See more at: http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/home-chapel-springs

Second Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced!

Congratulations to Emily Urquhart and Wendi Stewart for their nominations for the second annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize! Emily Urquhart is shortlisted in the Non-Fiction category for BEYOND THE PALE: Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes (HarperCollins Canada) and Wendi Stewart has received her nomination in the Literary Fiction category for MEADOWLARK (NeWest Press).

In its second year, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize is awarded to talented debut authors in three different categories including Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction, and Romance. The three judges in their respective categories are Gail Anderson-Dargatz (Literary Fiction), Camilla Gibb (Non-Fiction), and Lynsay Sands (Romance). The winners in each category will receive $10,000 and will be chosen on or before June 8, 2016.

Beyond the Pale cover imageBEYOND THE PALE: Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes by Emily Urquhart follows Emily’s experience  following the birth of her daughter and the unexpected discovery that her daughter was born with a shock of white hair, pale blue eyes, and fair skin and diagnosed with albinism. The author embarks on a three-year journey across North America and parts of Eastern Africa to discover how we explain human differences by examining a wide range of folklore and cultural beliefs.


In MEADOWLARK by Wendi Stewart, when her family’s car goes through the ice on Rainy Lake one cold March day in 1962, six-year-old Rebecca Archer is the only person her father is able to pull from the sinking vehicle. But as Rebecca grows up in a farmhouse haunted by the absence of her mother and baby brother, raised by a man left nearly paralyzed with grief, she wonders if her father really did save her after all. In her debut novel, Wendi Stewart tells the luminous, deeply imagined story of a young woman’s hard-won triumph over heartbreaking personal tragedy.

For further information about the award, please visit https://store.kobobooks.com/p/emergingwritershortlist

Transatlantic would also like to congratulate all the other nominees!