Welcome to Justin Rutledge

Rutledge2016bwWe are very proud to share that Justin Rutledge has joined Transatlantic. He will be represented by Stephanie Sinclair.

Justin Rutledge is a Juno Award-winning songwriter who resides in Wellington, Ontario. Born in Toronto, Justin studied English Literature at the University of Toronto before recording his first album, No Never Alone (2005), which was originally released in the UK to rave reviews and critical acclaim—the NME called the album “an incredible breakthrough.” Justin’s other albums include The Devil On A Bench In Stanley Park (2006), Man Descending (2008), The Early Widows (2010), Valleyheart (2013—Juno Award, Canadian Folk Music Award), Daredevil (2014), and East (2016).

In addition, Justin is also an actor. Working closely with Michael Ondaatje to stage Divisadero (2010), Justin also appeared in CanStage’s The Arsonists (2012), and in 2014, Justin was awarded a Montreal English Theatre Award for best composition in the Segal Centre’s production of The Graduate. He is currently developing a feature film with Hannah Moscovitch and The Film Farm entitled Unsettled.

Deal News: Two Roads Home by Daniel Griffin

Daniel GriffinPitched in the tradition of Snow Falling on Cedars, Daniel Griffin’s TWO ROADS HOME, a literary novel with eco-thriller overtones, reimagining the 1993 Clayoquot Sound protests when the fall-out from a bomb blast at a logging company warehouse ends in the unplanned death of a security guard, to Freehand Books by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency for Fall 2017 publication (Canada English).

Deal News: Perfect Game by Stacey May Fowles

Stacey May FowlesMcClelland & Stewart senior editor Anita Chong has acquired North American rights to PERFECT GAME by Stacey May Fowles, for release in Spring 2017. PERFECT GAME is a collection of insightful and heartfelt essays about baseball, its culture, and its community, which both celebrates and challenges the game – and reminds us why it really matters. The deal was arranged by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency. Preorder your copy of the book today at http://bit.ly/FowlesPerfectGame.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

ReidIbw2015Dutch rights to Iain Reid’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, to Prometheus by Jeanine Langenberg of the Sebes Agency on behalf of Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency. Rights previously sold: Scout Press, Simon & Schuster US, Simon & Schuster Canada, Text for UK/ANZ rights, for simultaneous publication June 2016; Rocco Brazil, Presses de la Cite in France, HaKursa in Israel, Lindhardt & Ringhof in Denmark, WeLearn in Thailand.

Deal News: I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

ReidIbw2015Thai rights to Iain Reid’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, to WeLearn, by Pongsri Luepromchai of Tuttle Mori on behalf of Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency. Rights previously sold: Scout Press, Simon & Schuster US, Simon & Schuster Canada, Text for UK/ANZ rights, for simultaneous publication June 2016; Rocco Brazil, Presses de la Cite in France, HaKursa in Israel, Lindhardt & Ringhof in Denmark.

Book Birthday announcement for Iain Reid’s international blockbuster I’m Thinking of Ending Things

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The hugely anticipated philosophical thriller I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid is launching today. Wishing Iain a very Happy Book Birthday! This haunting read is released today by Scout Press, Simon & Schuster Canada, and Text Australia & UK! (Full rights sales below) We couldn’t be prouder of Iain and keep your eyes out for more news in the coming days!

Indie Next Pick for June
Amazon SPOTLIGHT PICKS list for June
CBC 5 Books To Read in June
Newsdays list of Best Summer Reads
Globe & Mail’s List of Most Anticipated Books of 2016

ReidIbw2015Check out Iain’s interview on NPR here:
http://www.npr.org/2016/06/12/481750699/in-debut-thriller-novel-iain-reid-delivers-shivers-without-reader-knowing-why

“Nonfiction author Reid (The Truth About Luck) fuses suspense with philosophy, psychology, and horror in his unsettling first novel set in an unspecified locale. Capped with an ending that will shock and chill, this twisty tale invites multiple readings.” -Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

“Reid’s tightly crafted tale toys with the nature of identity and comes by its terror honestly, building a wall of intricately layered psychological torment so impenetrable it’s impossible to escape.” -Starred, Kirkus Reviews

“The construct of this book is brilliant and unusual and should appeal to fans of psychological thrillers, as well as to some horror fans. A dark and compelling debut novel, it is a most uncomfortable read but utterly unputdownable.” -Starred Review, Booklist

“This slim first novel packs a big psychological punch with a twisty story line and an ending that will leave readers breathless.” -Starred Library Journal Review

Rights Sold: Scout Press, S&S US, S&S Canada, Text Publishing UK & ANZ, (simultaneous publication in English in June 2016), Rocco Brazil, Presses de la Cite, France, HaKursa, Israel, Lindhardt og Ringhof, Denmark and WeLearn, Thailand.

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz

Laughing All the Way to the MosqueThe New York Times has published an amazing piece about author Zarqa Nawaz’s LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE (HarperCollins Canada, Virago Press). The article describes Zarqa’s book as “not your typical treatment of Islam” and “a giddy romp through Nawaz’s experience as a Muslim living in Canada.” It says “Nawaz never reduces Islam to a punchline, but her religious beliefs fuel many of her anecdotes — as do the community of Muslims who populate the book’s narrative.” Check it out at the following link: http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/06/09/zarqa-nawaz-turns-her-brazen-humor-on-herself-in-laughing-all-the-way-to-the-mosque/

Goose Lane Editions to Publish Landmark Book on Ghomeshi Investigation

DKSecretLifePlaceHolderGoose Lane Editions announced today that it will publish SECRET LIFEThe Jian Ghomeshi Investigation on 4 October 2016. Authored by Kevin Donovan, SECRET LIFE will take readers behind the scenes of the Toronto Star‘s investigation of one of the most momentous news stories of the decade, which later ignited a conversation about sexual assault and consent that would consume the country.

Goose Lane will release SECRET LIFE simultaneously in print and digital formats.

KDonovanbwKEVIN DONOVAN is an investigative reporter and editor at the Toronto Star. He has won two Governor General’s Awards (Michener) for public service journalism, three National Newspaper Awards, and three Canadian Association of Journalists Awards. He is also the author of ORNGE: The Star Investigation that Broke the Story.

Contact Information:
Debbie Gaudet (Toronto) at debbie@gaudetpublicity.ca or (888) 926-8377
Kathleen Peacock (Fredericton) at publicity@gooselane.com or (888) 926-8377
Visit www.gooselane.com for more information

Kevin Donovan is represented by Samantha Haywood and Jesse Finkelstein.

Read the full press release here: www.gooselane.com/media

Book Release Day! POSITIVE PARENTING: An Essential Guide

Positive Parenting coverThree quarters of a million followers of REBECCA EANES’ Facebook community can’t be wrong. Positive Parenting works! Today, her Essential Guide to Positive Parenting officially launches. We are thrilled and proud to have been part of bringing this practical and encouraging book to parents who want to build loving, respectful, connected, positive homes — no matter their own upbringing or current parenting challenges.

contact: sandra@transatlanticagency.com

Deal News- I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid Sold to Lindhardt og Ringhof

ReidIbw2015Danish rights to Iain Reid’s highly anticipated philosophical thriller, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, to Lindhardt og Ringhof, on a pre-empt, by Jeanine Langenberg of Paul Sebes Agency on behalf of Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency. Rights previously to Scout Press, Simon & Schuster US, Simon & Schuster Canada, Text for UK/ANZ rights (all simultaneous pub for June 2016) and Rocco Brazil, Presses de la Cite in France, and HaKursa Israel.