Nominations for the Saskatchewan Book Awards

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.

NZLaughingWayMosqueCovLAUGHING 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.

Deal News – Tell It to the World

Eliott Behar 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

The deal was arranged by Meghan Macdonald of Transatlantic Agency.  Eliott Behar is represented by David Bennett.

A fond farewell to Meghan Macdonald

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 Meghan can still be contacted through her email until the end of October.

We wish her all the very best!

Don Sedgwick Steps Down as Chair of Transatlantic Agency

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.