Transatlantic congratulates Emily Schultz whose novel THE BLONDES (Doubleday Canada) is a finalist for the 2013 Trillium Book Award.
Emily Schultz’s beautifully realized novel is a mix of satire, thriller, and serious literary work. With echoes of Blindness and The Handmaid’s Tale amplified by a biting satiric wit, The Blondes is at once an examination of the complex relationships between women, and a merciless but giddily enjoyable portrait of what happens in a world where beauty is–literally–deadly.
World Rights Available Ex:
Canada English, Doubleday
Canada French, Editions Alto
US, Thomas Dunne Books, Spring 2014
Represented by Shaun Bradley.
The public is invited to attend an event on June 17, 2013 where the Trillium Book Award finalists will read from their nominated works. The event will be held in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, (doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the readings begin at 7:00 p.m.).
On June 18, 2013 the Hon. Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will announce the winners in Toronto at an awards presentation dinner.
Only six English and five French books have been shortlisted.
“This year’s Trillium Book Award shortlist reflects the remarkable breadth, depth and diversity of Ontario’s authors. Our province is very fortunate to be home to literary talent that is enjoyed around the world. Congratulations to the finalists for their magnificent achievement – and also to the publishers who support and nurture them.”
— Kevin Shea, Chair, Ontario Media Development Corporation
More information about The Trillium Book Award can be found here: www.omdc.on.ca