Three Transatlantic authors nominated for 2018 Atlantic Book Awards!

Transatlantic heartily congratulates all of our authors who have been shortlisted for the 2018 Atlantic Book Awards! It’s always a joy to see any book be nominated for an award, in this case we get double the joy to see each of these books nominated for two awards!!

PENINSULA SINKING by David Huebert: shortlisted for the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction and the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction)

RUN, HIDE, REPEAT by Pauline Dakin: shortlisted for Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Non-Fiction

ALL IS BEAUTY NOW by Sarah Faber: shortlisted for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Fiction

The Atlantic Book Awards are twelve annual awards that strive to promote and acknowledge excellence in Atlantic Canadian writing and book publishing.

We’re wishing all three authors the best of luck! For the full list of nominees, please visit:


World rights to Dr. Lee Airton‘s GENDER: Your Guide – A Gender-Friendly Primer on What to Say, What to Know, and What to Do in the New Gender Culture, an accessible and prescriptive guide on topics such as how to use gender-neutral pronouns, how to know which pronouns to use, and other ‘gender-friendly’ daily practices, acquired by Cate Prato of Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Inc. The deal was arranged by Samantha Haywood.

Good luck to Sharon Bala’s THE BOAT PEOPLE

The time has finally arrived – the CBC Books #CanadaReads2018 debates start today!! The best of luck to Sharon Bala and her debut novel THE BOAT PEOPLE (McClelland & Stewart Canada), which is championed by Mozhdah Jamalzadah. 
Canada Reads is an annual contest in which five Canadian celebrity panellists champion a chosen work of Canadian fiction based on the novel’s literary qualities. Books are voted off by the panellists until one book is chosen as the title the entire country should read.
THE BOAT PEOPLE follows a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage only to face the threat of deportation amid accusations of terrorism.
Watch the Canada Reads Book Trailer for THE BOAT PEOPLE here:
ONLINE: Livestreamed at 11 a.m. ET on, YouTube and Facebook.
ON THE RADIO: CBC Radio at 11:05 a.m. ET, CT, MT, PT; at 1:05 p.m. in Atlantic Canada; and at 1:35 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador.
ON TV: CBC TV will broadcast Canada Reads at 4 p.m. local time.
PODCAST: New episodes of Canada Reads will be posted daily on CBC and on iTunes.

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

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.