Transatlantic Attending the 2016 London Book Fair and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

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We are looking forward to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, April 4-7, 2016, and the London Book Fair, April 12-14, 2016.

Bologna Children's Book Fair LogoBologna Children’s Book Fair: Fiona Kenshole and Marie Campbell will be representing Transatlantic Agency at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, while Amy Tompkins will be attending on behalf of Orca Book Publishers. Amy Tompkins will be representing Orca’s titles at the Orca table in Hall 29, D7 on April 4-6, 2016. Fiona Kenshole and Marie Campbell will be at the Transatlantic table in the Agents Centre on April 4-7, 2016. For an appointment, please email Marie Campbell at marie@The London Book Fair Logo 2016transatlanticagency.com, Amy Tompkins at amy@transatlanticagency.com, or Fiona Kenshole at fiona@transatlanticagency.com.

London Book Fair: David Bennett, Stephanie Sinclair, Shaun Bradley, and Fiona Kenshole will be representing Transatlantic Agency at the London Book Fair. Shaun Bradley and Stephanie Sinclair will be presenting titles at table #18F in the International Rights Centre on April 12-14, 2016. For an appointment, please contact Shaun Bradley at shaun@transatlanticagency.com. Fiona Kenshole will be in attendance at the London Book Fair on April 12 and 13 (contact: fiona@transatlanticagency.com) and David Bennett will be there from April 12 to 14 (contact: david@transatlanticagency.com).

Deal News- And the Boys Will Play by Joanne Proulx

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Nicole Winstanley, Publisher of Penguin Canada, has acquired AND THE BOYS WILL PLAY, a new novel by Joanne Proulx, for publication in Canada in spring 2017 under the company’s Hamish Hamilton imprint. The deal was arranged via Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency. AND THE BOYS WILL PLAY is a story about power, financial dependence, instinct, sex and survival in contemporary society, and if, or how, love fits in.

Here is what Nicole has to say about Joanne’s powerful sophomore novel. “…an absolutely searing novel about socially condoned male-violence that tackles a shockingly pervasive issue with originality and verve, revealing how our irresponsible, self-serving choices play-out tragically in the wider world.”

Joanne Proulx’s critically acclaimed first novel, ANTHEM OF A RELUCTANT PROPHET, won the Sunburst Award for Fantastic Fiction and was named a best debut by The Globe and Mail and Kirkus Reviews. The novel is currently in development as a feature film.

Maureen Fergus’s INVISIBILL makes OLA “Best Bets” Top Ten List for Picture Books

mfergusCongratulations to Maureen Fergus for her book INVISIBILL making the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) “Best Bets” top ten list of picture books for 2015. When making their selection, the committee considers the literary and artistic merit of the book along with the book’s appeal to children.

To learn more about the OLA and their picks for 2015, please visit their website: www.accessola.org

DEAL NEWS – When Home Won’t Let You Stay by Carol Off

Carol Off, award-winning author and host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens, will publish a new work of nonfiction with Random House Canada in the spring of 2017. When Home Won’t Let You Stay is a multi-faceted exploration of the international refugee experience.  As a journalist, Off documents the harrowing and often grinding journey that refugees and their families face.  But at its heart, this is a more personal narrative.  It is the story of Asadullah Aryubwal and his family – refugees from Afghanistan, personally sponsored by Off – and their eight year journey to move from one side of the globe to the other, all in an effort to find safe harbour and a new place to call “home.” The deal was arranged jointly by Anne Collins and Pamela Murray at Random House Canada with Shaun Bradley.

Deal News – Sesquicentennial project by Kathleen Winter

Knopf Canada has commissioned Kathleen Winter (Annabel and Boundless) to create a book for the Canadian sesquicentennial in 2017.  The work  — to be in the genre of the author’s choosing — will be based on the life of General James Wolfe, the commander who famously led the British to overthrow the French in Quebec at the Plains of Abraham in 1759 .  The work (as yet untitled) will be based on letters written by Wolfe — primarily to his mother – from the age of thirteen through to two weeks before his death. These letters are held by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, and will form the core of Winter’s narrative.  The deal was done by Shaun Bradley, with Lynn Henry and Amanda Lewis at Penguin Random House Canada.