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Recent News

Maureen Fergus’s THE DAY DAD JOINED THE SOCCER TEAM featured on The New York Times Children’s Book Review Twitter

Feeling exceptionally proud today! For its very first Twitter live post, The New York Times Children’s Book Review editor Maria Russo joined the NYTBR editor Rumaan Allam with their picks for books for Father’s Day. Maureen Fergus‘s picture book THE DAY DAD JOINED THE SOCCER TEAM was their final selection!

Three Transatlantic Authors Shortlisted for 2018 Trillium Award!

Three Transatlantic authors have been shortlisted for the 2018 Trillium Award! Rebecca Rosenblum‘s SO MUCH LOVE (McClelland & Stewart Canada), Catherine Hernandez‘s SCARBOROUGH (Arsenal Pulp Press) and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson‘s THE ACCIDENT OF BEING LOST (House of Anansi Press) are all in the running for Ontario’s leading literary award.

This annual award honours the quality and diversity of Ontario’s writers and writing. The winners will be announced on June 21. Congratulations to you all and good luck!

For further information about the award and the full shortlist, please visit:

Joshua Whitehead is a 2018 finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers!

We’re proud to announce that Joshua Whitehead is a finalist for this year’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers!

This annual award is presented to an emerging Canadian writer from the LGBTQ community who demonstrates great promise through a body of work of exceptional quality.

Joshua Whitehead is a Two-Spirit/ Oji-Cree/nehiyaw member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1) in Manitowapow. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Calgary where he focuses on Indigenous Literatures and Cultures in the English Department. Joshua is the author of full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks) and the forthcoming Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press).

Joshua is currently working on a third book tentatively titled, Making Love to the Land – a hybrid form of nehiyaw storytelling that includes poetry, fiction, and personal essay on ways of reading the land from a queer Indigenous perspective. Pieces from the manuscript have been published with Arc Poetry Magazine, in Refuse: CanLit in Ruins, and forthcoming work in Prairie Fire’s NDN Country and The Fiddle.

The winner will be announced at an event in Toronto on June 16th. For more information about the award and the full list of finalists, please visit

Congratulations, Joshua, and good luck!

Welcoming Jason Carter Eaton to Transatlantic!

A warm welcome to Jason Carter Eaton, who joins us as a new client. Jason is an award-winning author and screenwriter. His children’s books have won a host of awards, been translated into numerous languages, and have sold close to a quarter million copies worldwide. His bestselling picture book How to Train a Train (Candlewick) was profiled in both the NY Times and Washington Post, and was listed as one of the Best Books of 2013 by the NY Public Library. Its sequel, How to Track a Truck was on School Library Journal‘s Best Books of 2016.

SLJ listed his picture book Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians! (Candlewick) as one of the Funniest Books of 2017, and it was just his week chosen for the International Literacy Association Children’s Choices Reading List. The Catawampus Cat (Crown) was on Huffington Post‘s Most Charming Books of 2017. Jason’s middle-grade novel The Facttracker (HarperCollins) sold to MGM and 21 Laps (Stranger Things, Night at the Museum) with David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie) attached to direct in a bidding war for $1 million.

Jason has three new picture books coming out in 2018-2019, Pop! (First Second) Fro (Macmillan) and Bad Brows (Abrams), as well as his second middle-grade novel, Rick Stickley. His various humor pieces have appeared in venues ranging from McSweeney’s to BBC Radio.

As a screenwriter, Jason has done extensive work at Fox Animation’s Blue Sky Studios, where he wrote the screenplay for in-house project Imaginary Friend and his original idea, Spartacus Lobster. He also wrote the story for Fox Animation’s biggest box office success to-date, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Additionally, Jason sold his original screenplay The Snitts to Cartoon Network’s live-action feature division, and completed the screenplay adaptation of his novel, The Facttracker for MGM. He recently worked for a year at Warner Bros. TV Animation developing alongside the Roald Dahl Estate on a show set in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory universe.

Jason is proudly represented by Fiona Kenshole.


DEAL NEWS: Canadian rights to the sophomore novel from Andrea Gunraj, titled THE LOST SISTER – which explores topics of gender, race, and class dynamics through two parallel stories of child abuse, neglect, and abduction, and is partially inspired by real-life experiences of a former Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children resident – have been sold to Whitney Moran at Vagrant Press by Stephanie Sinclair for publication in Fall 2019.