World English rights for Andrew Reeves’s debut work, OVERRUN: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis, have been sold to ECW Press’s Executive Editor-at-Large, Susan Renouf. While OVERRUN explores the issue of invasive species through the lens of the North American Asian carp crisis, it also portrays a larger “canary in the coal mine” narrative about global environmental issues. Think Rachel Carson’s SILENT SPRING for the modern world. The deal was arranged by Transatlantic’s Shaun Bradley for publication in Spring 2019.
HOME ICE: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom by Angie Abdou chronicles and illuminates a full season in the life of a hockey parent, crafting a nuanced and unflinching self-portrait of a mother dedicated to supporting her son’s passion for amateur hockey but struggling with ambivalence over our society’s often troubling sport culture and its impact on her family. Canadian English rights sold at auction to Susan Renouf at ECW Press by Jesse Finkelstein & Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency (Fall 2018).
World rights to Fran Kimmel’s sophomore novel, THE BIRD HOUSE– following a troubled family who shelters an orphan over the holidays, the novel illuminates the surprising ways we heal one another and how love can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places- to ECW Press Senior Editor Jen Knoch by Stephanie Sinclair of Transatlantic Agency for Fall 2018.
World rights to LOST FEAST: A Requiem for Extinct Foods by Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment Lenore Newman, examining a series of extinct foods now lost to our insatiable human appetite, and shedding light on which beloved foods we will struggle to protect in the future, to Susan Renouf at ECW Press by Trena White.
North American rights to Suzanne Methot‘s LEGACY, looking at the damage colonialism has wrought within Indigenous communities, what this legacy means for Canada’s future, and examining what we need to do to create systemic change, to Susan Renouf at ECW Press for Spring 2018 by Stephanie Sinclair.
DEAL NEWS – World rights to Palliative care advocate Kathy Kortes-Miller‘s DYING MATTERS, tackling our last taboo – talking openly with our loved ones about death and dying, to Susan Renouf at ECW Press, in a nice deal, for publication in Spring 2018, by Jesse Finkelstein.
ECW editor Jen Knoch has acquired world rights to BEST CANADIAN SPORTS WRITING, edited by Stacey May Fowles and Pasha Malla, for release in Fall 2017. BEST CANADIAN SPORTS WRITING collects recent journalism that draws a clear picture of why sports mean so much to us and what they say about our broader culture. The deal was arranged by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency and Martha Webb of the McDermid Agency.