I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid Longlisted for the Frank Hegyi Award!

The Ottawa Independent Writers (OIW) have announced the longlist for the Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors and we are happy to share that I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid is one of the titles chosen! The longlist consists of 10 titles chosen from 41 submissions across Canada, and it was announced at the Wakefield Writers Festival’s Writers Pride Evening in Wakefield, Quebec.

This is a new award that will be offered annually with a cash prize of $500 to the winner and two years of a free OIW membership. The shortlist will be announced on May 16 and the awards ceremony will take place on June 10, 2017 at Prose in the Park.

Congratulations to Iain and his fellow longlisted authors on this achievement! To learn more about the award and to view the full longlist, please visit: www.ottawaindependentwriters.com/frank-hegyi-award

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid Voted a 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominee

We are incredibly proud to share that I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid has been voted a 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards nominee in the Novel category! The Shirley Jackson Awards honours the late author Shirley Jackson’s writing by acknowledging outstanding literature focusing on psychological suspense, horror, and dark fantasy. Congratulations to Iain and all the other nominees!

The award will be presented at Readercon 28 on July 16.

For a full list of nominees and more information about the award, please visit www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/nominees/.

Transatlantic Celebrates our Authors’ Achievements in 2016

As we near the end of 2016, we are proud to recap the many highlights of our agency’s adult and children’s/YA authors’ achievements this year. This year, our clients have received a variety of impressive award nominations and wins, and have been named bestsellers.

Thank you to our wonderful clients, the publishers who published them, and the fantastic readers who have made it all possible! We look forward to beginning a new year of accolades and an exciting list of new projects in 2017! Happy Holidays!

Transatlantic Agency’s 2016 Adult Author Award & News Citations:

YIDDISH FOR PIRATES by Gary Barwin shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2016 Governor General’s Award for fiction, Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, National Post Top 99 Book, CBC Books’ Best Debut 2016, and CBC Books’ Best Book of 2016 selection

THE GALLERY OF LOST SPECIES by Nina Berkhout a finalist of the 2016 Ottawa Book Awards in the English Fiction category

THE LADY AND THE LIONHEART by Joanne Bishof received a rare 5 Star/Top Pick Review from Romantic Times

SQUAWK by Megan Gail Coles nominated for the Montreal English Theatre Awards

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Elisabeth de Mariaffi longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and nominated for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award

BACK TO THE WELL by Marq de Villers nominated for the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award and the Donner Prize

Kathleen Ernst was named by the Wisconsin Library Association as a 2016 Notable Wisconsin Author, recognizing her body of work of 35 books for adults and young readers

Kathleen Ernst’s A SETTLER’S YEAR: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons, earned a Finalist Award from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association , and from the Indiefab awards for best book from an Independent Publisher

COOK KOREAN by Robin Ha an NPR Best Book of 2016

ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER KNEW by Sheila Hamilton is a contender for a 2017 Oregon Book Award in the Creative Non Fiction category

David Huebert won the Walrus Poetry Prize for “Colloquium: J.T. Henry and Lady Simcoe on Early Ontario Petrocolonialism”

DON’T I KNOW YOU? by Marni Jackson was listed on the Globe & Mail’s Globe 100 list

THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING by Plum Johnson winner of the Evergreen Award. Feature film rights also sold to Buck Productions.

EPIC GAME by William Kowalski shortlisted for the Golden Oak Award

RED STAR TATTOO by Sonja Larsen shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize for Nonfiction and a National Post Top 99 Book.

PUNISHMENT by Linden MacIntyre shortlisted for the Evergreen Award

A GOOD DEATH by Sandra Martin shortlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, featured on the Globe & Mail’s Globe 100 list, a CBC Books’ Best Book of 2016 selection, and on the Walrus best of 2016 list

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid on the Globe & Mail’s Globe 100 list and an NPR Best Book of 2016

THE MYSTICS OF MILE END by Sigal Samuel longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and shortlisted for the 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards for Trade Fiction Book of the Year. Winner of the Canadian Jewish Literary Award.

THIS IS NOT MY LIFE by Diane Schoemperlen longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize and the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, featured on the Globe 100 list, a National Post Top 99 Book, and a CBC Books’ Best Book of 2016 selection

THE BLONDES by Emily Schultz has been optioned for film by Branded Pictures

MEADOWLARK by Wendi Stewart shortlisted for the 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards for Trade Fiction Book of the Year and Cover Design. Also shortlisted for the second annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize.

BEYOND THE PALE by Emily Urquhart shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and shortlisted for the second annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

LEDGER OF THE OPEN HAND by Leslie Vryenhoek’s longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award

THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE by Zoe Whittall shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Zoe Whittall also was awarded the 2016 K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature. Featured on the Globe 100 list, a National Post Top 99 Book, a CBC Books’ Best Book of 2016 selection, and a  Publishers Marketplace best book of the year.

FIVE ROSES by Alice Zorn chosen The Writers’ Trust of Canada​ 2016 Best Books of the Year and 49th Shelf Best Books of the Year

Transatlantic Agency’s 2016 Young Adult & Children’s Author Award and News Citations:

DELUSION ROAD by Don Aker named a White Pine Honour Book, was a finalist for the John Spray Mystery Award, and on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

WAKE UP, ISLAND by Mary Casanova was featured on NPR and won the “Honorable Mention” for the National Outdoor Book Award for 2016

ONCE UPON A LINE by Wallace Edwards on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

BUDDY AND EARL GO EXPLORING by Maureen Fergus was a National Post Best Book of the Year and on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

INVISIBILL by Maureen Fergus shortlisted for the Blue Spruce Award and the 2016 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

A DOG DAY FOR SUSAN  by Maureen Fergus was ​on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

SMALL BONES by Vicki Grant on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

THE V-WORD by Amber Keyser selected by the New York Public Library as one of the top 50 books for teens in 2016. Also a Chicago Public Library Best Book for Teens.

DNA DETECTIVE by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and illustrated by Lil Crump shortlisted for the Red Maple Non-Fiction Award, finalist for the Red Cedar, Best Bets List Top 10 OLA, Science in Society Book Awards Finalist, Information Book Award Finalist/Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Best Book for Kids and Teens 2016/CCBC

EXTREME BATTLEFIELDS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

WHEN THE WORST HAPPENS by Tanya Lloyd Kyi winner of the Silver Birch Honour Book Award, 2016 Rocky Mountain Book Award finalist

THE SQUIGGLY STORY by Andrew Larsen was a Kirkus Best Book for 2016 and
has been shortlisted for the Colorado Libraries Early Learning Award 2017

FRANKENSTINK: Garbage Gone Bad by Ron Lightburn winner of the Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration

STORMSTRUCK by John Macfarlane named a Julia Howe Ward Children’s/Young Adult Highly Recommended Book for 2016

THE SAME PLACE BUT DIFFERENT and A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PLACE by Perry Nodelman optioned for film to Panthera Productions

ANIMACHINES by Debora Pearson on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

JOCKEY GIRL by Shelley Peterson on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

SHOOTER by Caroline Pignat shortlisted for the Red Maple Fiction Award and on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

THE GOSPEL OF TRUTH by Caroline Pignat winner of the Red Maple Honour Book Award

HAMSTERS ON THE GO! by Kass Reich on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

LIZARD RADIO by Pat Schmatz awarded the 2016 Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Literature from The Wisconsin Library Association, and named the 2016 Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year. Also winner of the 2016, Fourteen and Up, Outstanding Merit and the 2015 James Tiptree Jr. Award

DEEP ROOTS: How Trees Sustain our Planet by Nikki Tate shortlisted for the Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award, selected by the New York Public Library as one of the top 50 books for teens in 2016, selected by CBC Books as one of the top books for children of 2016, and on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

BEWARE THAT GIRL by Teresa Toten a CBC Books’ Best Book of 2016 selection and on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

SHATTERED GLASS by Teresa Toten shortlisted for the Red Maple Fiction Award and on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

TODAY IS THE DAY by Eric Walters shortlisted for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award in the category of Children’s Picture Books, shortlisted for the 2016 Shining Willow Award, and on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

WALKING HOME by Eric Walters shortlisted for the 2016 Snow Willow Award

REGENESIS by Eric Walters shortlisted for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award in the category of Young Adult/Middle Reader Award

THE RULE OF THREE by Eric Walters a winner of  the Snow Willow at the Willow Awards (Saskatchewan children’s choice)

THE RULE OF THREE: Will to Survive by Eric Walters on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016 list

Transatlantic Agency’s Bestsellers of 2016:

YIDDISH FOR PIRATES by Gary Barwin

HOT THAI KITCHEN by Pailin Chongchitnant

SECRET LIFE by Kevin Donovan

WHAT IS PEACE? by Wallace Edwards

STARTLE & ILLUMINATE by Anne and Nicholas Giardini

COOK KOREAN!: A Comic Book with Recipes by Robin Ha

DON’T I KNOW YOU? by Marni Jackson

THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING by Plum Johnson

A GOOD DEATH by Sandra Martin

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid

THE RULE OF THREE by Eric Walters

THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE by Zoe Whittall

Deal News: I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

ReidIbw2015Korean rights to Iain Reid‘s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, to Arumdri Media Publishing Co by Mihai Taru at Book Cosmos on behalf of Samantha Haywood. Rights previously to Scout Press, Simon & Schuster US, Simon & Schuster Canada, Text for UK/ANZ rights, for simultaneous publication June 2016; Prometheus, The Netherlands; Rocco Brazil; Presses de la Cite, France; HaKursa, Israel; Lindhardt og Ringhof, Denmark; Droemer, Germany; Teas, Turkey; Prosznski, Poland; Droemer Knaur, Germany and WeLearn, Thailand.

 

IAIN REID’S I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS DEBUTS WITH A BANG

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Iain Reid‘s debut novel I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS launched last month on June 14th and has since made waves. With sales in 12 territories to date, this chilling novel has been rapidly collecting accolades. We’re excited to share a few notable accomplishments – congratulations Iain!

RIGHTS SOLD:
 Scout Press, S&S US; S&S Canada; Text Publishing UK & ANZ; Prometheus, The Netherlands; Rocco Brazil; Presses de la Cite, France; HaKursa, Israel; Lindhardt og Ringhof, Denmark; Droemer, Germany; Teas, Turkey; Prosznski, Poland and WeLearn, Thailand

RII'mThinkingOfEndingThingsCADcovFOUR STARRED REVIEWS, INCLUDING KIRKUS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND BOOKLIST

“…Reid’s preternaturally creepy debut unfolds like a bad dream, the kind from which you desperately want to wake up yet also want to keep dreaming so you can see how everything fits together—or, rather, falls apart…Reid’s tightly crafted tale toys with the nature of identity and comes by its terror honestly, building a wall of intricately layered psychological torment so impenetrable it’s impossible to escape.” Kirkus, starred review
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“Nonfiction author Reid (The Truth About Luck) fuses suspense with philosophy, psychology, and horror in his unsettling first novel set in an unspecified locale…Capped with an ending that will shock and chill, this twisty tale invites multiple readings.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The construct of this book is brilliant and unusual and should appeal to fans of psychological thrillers, as well as to some horror fans. A dark and compelling debut novel, it is a most uncomfortable read but utterly unputdownable.” Booklist, starred review

COUNTLESS RAVE REVIEWS

“This is a deliciously frightening novel, Reid has a light, idiosyncratic touch but never lets his vice-like grip of suspense slacken for a second. Once finished, you will be hard pressed not to start the whole terrifying journey all over again.” –The Independent

“The boldest and most original literary thriller to appear in some time. . . In addition to Cronenberg, the ghost of Stephen King hovers over these pages.” Chicago Tribune

“Your dread and unease will mount with every passing page of this relationship tale.” Entertainment Weekly

PROMINENT INTERVIEWS

Hear the NPR interview: NPR.org

Hear the Next Chapter interview: CBC.ca

And for more insight into why Iain wrote this book, watch one of his publisher’s, Text Publishing, video interviews:

APPEARANCES ON BESTSELLER AND PICKS LISTS

– Bestseller on all three national newspapers in Canada: The Globe and Mail, National Post and Toronto Star
– Newsday’s list of Best Summer Reads
– Amazon SPOTLIGHT PICKS list for June
– Indie Next Pick for June
Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
– Amazon mid-year Best of List
– A Readings Book Club Pick in Australia
– A Love Reading selection in the UK
The Globe and Mail’s List of Most Anticipated Books of 2016
CBC‘s 5 Books To Read in June

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS WAS ALSO FEATURED AS A FULL PAGE AD IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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CBC Books Recommends I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS and BEWARE THAT GIRL

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If you loved Gone Girl, CBC Books has three great new Canadian thrillers to recommend to you, two of which are by Transatlantic Agency clients! We are thrilled to see that I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid and BEWARE THAT GIRL by Teresa Toten are included! http://www.cbc.ca/books/2016/06/3-thrillers-to-read-if-you-loved-gone-girl.html

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

ReidIbw2015Dutch rights to Iain Reid’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, to Prometheus by Jeanine Langenberg of the Sebes Agency on behalf of Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency. Rights previously sold: Scout Press, Simon & Schuster US, Simon & Schuster Canada, Text for UK/ANZ rights, for simultaneous publication June 2016; Rocco Brazil, Presses de la Cite in France, HaKursa in Israel, Lindhardt & Ringhof in Denmark, WeLearn in Thailand.

Deal News: I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

ReidIbw2015Thai rights to Iain Reid’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, to WeLearn, by Pongsri Luepromchai of Tuttle Mori on behalf of Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency. Rights previously sold: Scout Press, Simon & Schuster US, Simon & Schuster Canada, Text for UK/ANZ rights, for simultaneous publication June 2016; Rocco Brazil, Presses de la Cite in France, HaKursa in Israel, Lindhardt & Ringhof in Denmark.

Book Birthday announcement for Iain Reid’s international blockbuster I’m Thinking of Ending Things

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The hugely anticipated philosophical thriller I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid is launching today. Wishing Iain a very Happy Book Birthday! This haunting read is released today by Scout Press, Simon & Schuster Canada, and Text Australia & UK! (Full rights sales below) We couldn’t be prouder of Iain and keep your eyes out for more news in the coming days!

Indie Next Pick for June
Amazon SPOTLIGHT PICKS list for June
CBC 5 Books To Read in June
Newsdays list of Best Summer Reads
Globe & Mail’s List of Most Anticipated Books of 2016

ReidIbw2015Check out Iain’s interview on NPR here:
http://www.npr.org/2016/06/12/481750699/in-debut-thriller-novel-iain-reid-delivers-shivers-without-reader-knowing-why

“Nonfiction author Reid (The Truth About Luck) fuses suspense with philosophy, psychology, and horror in his unsettling first novel set in an unspecified locale. Capped with an ending that will shock and chill, this twisty tale invites multiple readings.” -Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

“Reid’s tightly crafted tale toys with the nature of identity and comes by its terror honestly, building a wall of intricately layered psychological torment so impenetrable it’s impossible to escape.” -Starred, Kirkus Reviews

“The construct of this book is brilliant and unusual and should appeal to fans of psychological thrillers, as well as to some horror fans. A dark and compelling debut novel, it is a most uncomfortable read but utterly unputdownable.” -Starred Review, Booklist

“This slim first novel packs a big psychological punch with a twisty story line and an ending that will leave readers breathless.” -Starred Library Journal Review

Rights Sold: Scout Press, S&S US, S&S Canada, Text Publishing UK & ANZ, (simultaneous publication in English in June 2016), Rocco Brazil, Presses de la Cite, France, HaKursa, Israel, Lindhardt og Ringhof, Denmark and WeLearn, Thailand.

Deal News- I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid Sold to Lindhardt og Ringhof

ReidIbw2015Danish rights to Iain Reid’s highly anticipated philosophical thriller, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, to Lindhardt og Ringhof, on a pre-empt, by Jeanine Langenberg of Paul Sebes Agency on behalf of Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency. Rights previously to Scout Press, Simon & Schuster US, Simon & Schuster Canada, Text for UK/ANZ rights (all simultaneous pub for June 2016) and Rocco Brazil, Presses de la Cite in France, and HaKursa Israel.