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Congratulations to Keir Lowther whose novel DIRTY BIRD has received the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award.
The winners of the Atlantic Book Awards were announced last night at a festive celebration in Nova Scotia. The Margaret and John Savage First Book Award recognizes the best first book of fiction or non-fiction published in the previous year by an Atlantic writer.
World Rights Available Ex:
English Canada: Tightrope Books, 2012
Represented by Shaun Bradley.
Transatlantic congratulates Kathleen Ernst whose novel MEET CAROLINE, was
awarded the Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award by the Council for Wisconsin Writers. MEET CAROLINE is the first book in the 2012 American Girl historical series about Caroline Abbott. The stories are based around the War of 1812. As the War of 1812 begins, so does the story of Caroline’s bravery.
“A story about a 9-year-old girl living on the shore of Lake Ontario in 1812, very near what was then Upper Canada. This book has distinct characters that are additive to the story along with a likeable, smart and slightly headstrong protagonist – a nice role model for young girl readers. The descriptions are good, the dialog is believable, and there is lots of action and tension. Meet Caroline is an example of well-written, compelling historical fiction that can be enjoyed by target audiences as well as older readers.”
- Marianne Wallace, Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award jury citation, 2012
Kathleen Ernst is represented by Fiona Kenshole.
Congratulations to Shauna Singh Baldwin whose novel THE SELECTOR OF SOULS has been awarded the 2012 Anne Powers Fiction Prize by the Council for Wisconsin Writers.
“The writing in the book is simply gorgeous, and the scope of the book is enormous. Singh Baldwin skillfully interweaves the lives of her two main characters over the course of a turbulent decade, blending their personal stories with the politics, policies, and deeprooted misogyny that promoted female infanticide and abortion in India during the 1990s. Her message comes through clearly without didacticism as each of her characters deals with complex problems that have no easy answers. This author also does a superb job of illuminating a variety of Indian cultures for a Western audience that is ignorant or oblivious, and usually both. I had a very hard time putting this book down, and recommend it highly”
- Patricia Valdata, Anne Powers Fiction Prize jury citation, 2012
World Rights Available Ex:
Canada English & French, Knopf, September 2012
UK and India, Simon & Schuster, September 2012
Turkey, Epsilon Yayincilik
Optioned for film by Industry Pictures
Represented by Samantha Haywood.
Transatlantic Agency has been greatly saddened by the death of author
Samantha Haywood shares “A.S.A. Harrison was my first client, nine years ago now, and happily also a dear family friend. A.S.A. knew me since I was a kid and she spoke at my wedding. I loved her and I will dearly miss her. A.S.A. worked for a decade on her fiction and her fabulous debut novel, The Silent Wife, is the brilliant culmination of her hard work and exceptional talent as a writer. When I think of A.S.A. the author, I think about her care and precision and persistence with the craft.”
More thoughts about A.S.A. Harrison can be found on the Quill and Quire blog.
All who had the opportunity to work with A.S.A. Harrison will miss her deeply and will mourn the loss of her incisive thinking and her understanding of the human condition.
Our deepest condolences go to her family at this time.
A faint-hearted, Shakespeare-loving, hairless guinea pig finds himself a pet shop outcast in MILLHOUSE by Natale Ghent. World volume rights sold to Tara Walker of Tundra by Marie Campbell.