Congratulations to Zarqa Nawaz (LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE) and Suzanne North (FLYING TIME) for their nominations for the Saskatchewan Book Awards. LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE has been nominated for the O’Reilly Insure Ltd., The Co-Operators First Book Award and the Drs. Morris & Jacqui Shumiatcher Regina Book Award, and FLYING TIME for the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award.
LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE: THE MISADVENTURES OF A MUSLIM WOMAN is a wonderfully funny memoir about the trials and tribulations of Zarqa Nawaz; it is Nora Ephron meets Meera Syal.
FLYING TIME is the story of the unusual friendship between Kay Jeynes, a working-class Canadian woman, and Hero Miyashita, the only Japanese businessman in Calgary, set in the turbulent and racially-charged times of the Second World War.
Since 1993, the SBA has been celebrating Saskatchewan authors and publishers through 14 annual and semi-annual awards. The awards ceremony will take place on April 25 at the Conexus Art Centre in Regina.
Eliott Behar’s TELL IT TO THE WORLD is a riveting expose of the war crimes and subsequent cover-up that took place in Kosovo during the late nineties, and an insider’s look the international criminal justice system.
Diane Young, Editorial Director at Dundurn Press, has acquired world rights in all languages with publication planned for Fall 2014. For rights enquiries, contact Diane Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deal was arranged by Meghan Macdonald of Transatlantic Agency. Eliott Behar is represented by David Bennett.
After four years with the agency, Meghan Macdonald has decided to leave Transatlantic to pursue other interests. She is keen to continue her support of her clients’ works during this transition and will be working closely with David Bennett, who is now taking over her client list.
For all client inquiries, David can be reached at email@example.com. Meghan can still be contacted through her firstname.lastname@example.org email until the end of October.
We wish her all the very best!
Well-Heeled: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Rich is Lesley Scorgie’s forthcoming financial guide for young professional women. World rights to Sheila Douglas at Dundurn Press, for publication in Spring 2014, in a deal arranged by Meghan Macdonald. Lesley Scorgie is represented by David Bennett.
After fifteen years with the Toronto-based Transatlantic Agency, Don Sedgwick is stepping down as chairman, director, and shareholder in the literary agency.
“I have enjoyed my time at Transatlantic, but most of my days are now taken up as executive director of the new MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of King’s College (Halifax). I need to ensure that these MFA students are given independent and unbiased advice about how to get their work published.”
“I understand his reasons,” says David Bennett, president of Transatlantic, “although this was not an easy decision for either of us. I wish him every success with the program at King’s, and I thank him for all his years of service and dedication to the agency.
Canada’s first Master Cicerone (the beer service industry’s top certification) Mirella Amato’s BEEROLOGY, exploring the world of beer, its styles, flavors and pairing options, using her signature style, to Robert McCullough at Appetite, for publication in Spring 2014, by Meghan Macdonald. Mirella Amato is represented by David Bennett.