Welcoming Tyler Enfield to Transatlantic!

We’re extending a warm welcome to author Tyler Enfield.

Tyler is an Edmonton-based writer and photographer. He is the author of four novels, including Madder Carmine (Great Plains Publications, 2015), winner of the 2016 High Plains Book Award, and finalist for the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Prize. His film, Invisible World (National Film Board of Canada, 2017) was co-written with Madeleine Thien, and winner of three Alberta Screen Awards. Other awards include ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year, New Brunswick Literary Prize for Fiction, and the Moonbeam award. You can learn more about him at TylerEnfield.com.

Tyler is represented by Shaun Bradley.

Deal News: They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson

Audio rights to winner of the RBC Taylor Prize and beloved Canadian bestseller, THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING by Plum Johnson sold at auction to Rebecca Best of Rakuten Kobo, rights previously sold to Putnam US, Brandon Culture in China and Gads Forlag in Denmark. The deal was arranged by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency.

Sigmund Brouwer’s Escalate published with Orca Books!

Happy book birthday to Sigmund BrouwerEscalatethe latest installment of the Retribution series, publishes today with Orca Books. Team Retribution has been contacted by a teen who is being blackmailed into handing over secrets from the family business. Jace, with the help of his brother, Bentley, start to investigate and soon learn that the teen’s family, like his own, is not what it appears to be. Jace, after learning he was switched at birth, then sets out to track down his birth family.

The Retribution series is made up of six books, the original three, Burned, Exposed and Unleashed, and the three sequels, Terminate, Infiltrate and Escalate, by authors Natasha Deen, Judith Graves and Sigmund Brouwer.


We’re proud to announce Iain Reid‘s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS has sold in five new territories, bringing the total to 21 so far – congratulations, Iain!

Greek rights sold to Patakis by John L. Moukakos of the John L. Moukakos Agency in association with Stephanie Sinclair on behalf of Samantha Haywood.

Spanish rights sold to Alianza by Teresa Vilarrubla of The Foreign Office in association with Stephanie Sinclair on behalf of Samantha Haywood.

Hungarian rights sold to Athenaeum, in a pre-empt, by Peter Bolza of the Katai & Bolza Literary Agency in association with Stephanie Sinclair on behalf of Samantha Haywood.

Macedonian rights sold to Ili-Ili by Stephanie Sinclair on behalf of Samantha Haywood.

Italian rights sold to Rizzoli by Erica Berla of the Berla & Griffini Rights Agency in association with Stephanie Sinclair on behalf of Samantha Haywood.


Czech rights to Marissa Stapley‘s THINGS TO DO WHEN IT’S RAINING have sold to Euromedia Group and Slovak rights to have sold to Ikar, arranged by Tereza Krobotova of the Kristin Olson Literary Agency in association with Stephanie Sinclair on behalf of Samantha Haywood.

In addition, Turkish rights have sold to Marissa Stapley’s THINGS TO DO WHEN IT’S RAINING to Pena, arranged by Nazli Gurkas of the Kalem Agency in association with Stephanie Sinclair on behalf of Samantha Haywood.


Toronto-based ARTEMIS PICTURES has optioned JOANNE PROULX’S sophomore novel, We All Love the Beautiful Girls.  A Globe “Best Book of 2017”, published in 2017 by Penguin Canada and soon to be published by Grand Central in the US (Fall 2018), We All Love the Beautiful Girls calls to mind the movie The Ice Storm and television series The Slap and Big Little Lies.

Like the novel, the television adaptation will be a propulsive family drama tackling such provocative issues as misogyny, violence against women, betrayal and loss, with surprising touches of humour and poignant moments of joy and love.

One frigid winter night, the lives of three affluent families begin to unravel when MIA and MICHAEL SLATE discover that their close friend, PETER CONRAD, who is also Michael’s business partner, has cheated Michael out of his share of the business. That same night, the Slate’s teenaged son, FINN, passes out in the snow during a party at the KELLYS’ house, where he is abandoned by his jealous friend and nearly freezes to death. The two events on this single night send shockwaves through the suburban community, leading to acts of infidelity, betrayal, and violence.

Praise for We All Love the Beautiful Girls:

“An emotional thrill-ride that manages to capture the tenderness and rage unique to adolescence and middle-age, the heartbreak of first love, and the fragility of even the most stable-seeming marriage.” Zoe Whittall, bestselling author of The Best Kind of People

“We All Love the Beautiful Girls has the ability to leave a reader breathless. The plot twists are daring. The characters and their dialogue capture the ways in which adversity can alter people. Lovers’ wounds are plastered across every page and the veneer of civility becomes shockingly thin. And yet, in the end, love, decency, and forgiveness triumph. Think of the 1986 David Lynch film, Blue Velvet, in which brutality lurks just beneath the surface of everyday life, then erupts ferociously before disappearing back into the depths.” – Quill & Quire

ARTEMIS PICTURES, is a partnership between Oscar nominated industry veteran and founding partner of Rhombus Media, BARBARA WILLIS SWEETE, seasoned television executive, JOAN JENKINSON, and international business and economics specialist, SUSANNE RITZAU. The partners have long-established careers in scripted television, feature films and documentaries – with a rich background in the performing arts. Their primary focus is to develop and produce high end scripted content for television and the cinema for an international audience.

“Joanne’s novel is an engrossing page-turner, full of dynamic characters, plot twists and strong emotions.  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to adapt it for television,” says Barbara Willis Sweete.

A feature film adaptation of Proulx’s debut novel, Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet, with movie stars CAMERON MONAGHAN (Shameless), PEYTON LIST (BUNK’D) and JULIETTE LEWIS (Natural Born Killers) is currently in post-production and will soon be released. Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet was published internationally by Penguin Canada; Soho US; Picador MacMillan UK; and Arena, Netherlands. It was selected by Borders in 2008 for their prestigious Best New Voices series, was the recipient of Canada’s Sunburst Award for Fantastic Fiction and named a best debut of 2007 by Kirkus and The Globe and Mail.

Praise for Joanne Proulx’s debut novel, Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet:

“Proulx has a sure hand that renders Luke’s experience painfully, viscerally real. He’s funny, convincing and sympathetic, his voice expressing the subtly shifting balance of vulnerable child and diffident teenage boy … the book combines a dry humour with moments that are deeply and unexpectedly affecting. Luke’s is a thoughtful coming of age that is, above all, utterly engrossing.” –Observer

Sharon Bala’s THE BOAT PEOPLE debuts #1 on CBC Books’s Canadian Fiction Bestsellers list, and more

We’re brimming with joy to see Sharon Bala‘s THE BOAT PEOPLE (McClelland & Stewart​ Canada, Doubleday US) continued success – this stunning novel debuts #1 on CBC Books​’s Canadian Fiction Bestsellers list this week!!

THE BOAT PEOPLE has also been named a Top Contender by Kobo​, earning the title of “Most Addictive”.

Latest Reviews

“Debut author Bala capably establishes the interlocking narratives of three characters, each revealing a different, albeit compelling, perspective…by empathetically exploring each character’s backstory, Bala presents the complex task of balancing a nation’s desire to be compassionate with the need to identify threats to national security, providing a timely examination of the refugee crisis worldwide. Recommended for all fiction collections.”
-Library Journal​

“The most striking aspect of the novel lies in its quietly confident understanding that everyone is complicit in systems of racial and ethnic violence…and Bala’s assertion that no one is completely innocent intensifies her emotionally vivid prose.” -Quill & Quire​

Congrats, Sharon!