Pitched in the vein of Unfaithful and the acclaimed series The Affair, Stacey May Fowles’ novel INFIDELITY thrillingly unravels a profound story of desire and obsession as it entwines us in the unfolding of a potent affair. The film rights have been optioned by Allison Black of Euclid 431 Pictures Inc. and Karen Shaw of Quarterlife Crisis Productions Inc. by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency
We are excited to share a great review of Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (HarperCollins Canada; Touchstone US; Titan Books UK) in the New York Times Book Review. They rave that “she balances these thrills with shrewd character studies and the odd nugget of wisdom.”
World English rights for FOUR-LETTER WORDS sold to Rebecca Rose of Breakwater Books by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency. The fabulous new collection from Newfoundland’s CBC Emerging Artist award-winner Chad Pelley, who has also been shortlisted for both the ReLit and CAA Emerging Writer awards, features a cast of
characters longing for something they’ll never have. Funny, sad, or funny-sad, the men and women in this collection are all haunted by one four-letter word or another. The 14 stories in the collection have won or been shortlisted for nine awards, and have appeared in journals such as Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, and Found Press.
The Transatlantic Agency congratulates Plum Johnson (THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING, Penguin) and Kathleen Winter (BOUNDLESS: TRACING LAND AND DREAMS IN A NEW NORTHWEST PASSAGE, House of Anansi) who have both been shortlisted for the 2015 Charles Taylor Prize, one of Canada’s most esteemed awards for literary nonfiction.
The Charles Taylor Prize recognizes excellence in literary nonfiction. Finalists receive $2000. The winner receives $25,000. For further details, please visit the Charles Taylor Prize website.
Plum Johnson’s THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING is a funny, touching memoir about the importance of preserving family history to make sense of the past, and nurturing family bonds to safeguard the future. She is an award-winning author, artist and entrepreneur living in Toronto. She was the founder of KidsCanada Publishing Corp., publisher of KidsToronto; and co-founder ofHelp’s Here! resource magazine for seniors & caregivers. For more information, contact Samantha Haywood,samantha@
Kathleen Winter’s BOUNDLESS follows the author’s physical and spiritual journey as she travels into the Northwest Passage on a ship, following the route of the legendary Franklin expedition. She is the author of the award-winning and internationally best-selling novel, Annabel, and has recently released a new collection of short stories, The Freedom in American Songs. For more information, contact Shaun Bradley, shaun@
Our congratulations go out to all the finalists.
The full Canadian bestseller list: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/bestsellers/bestsellers-canadian-fiction-may-25-2013/article4226543/