Congratulations to Iain Reid for being named the recipient of the 2015 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award. The $10,000 prize, awarded by RBC and the Taylor Prize, recognizes a Canadian published author who is working on a first draft of a writing project, especially in literary non-fiction. The prize also comes with the opportunity to be mentored by Plum Johnson, whose memoir THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING won the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize in March.
Iain Reid has previously published two non-fiction books with House of Anansi, ONE BIRD’S CHOICE and THE TRUTH ABOUT LUCK. He has also had shorter pieces appear in publications throughout North America, and his debut novel, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, is to be published by Simon & Schuster this summer.
Both Plum Johnson and Iain Reid are represented by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Literary Agency.
See the full announcement here: http://www.rbctaylorprize.ca/2015/emerging_writer_15.asp
US rights to acclaimed memoirist and newspaper essayist Iain Reid’s haunting debut novel, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS have been sold in a two book deal to Alison Callahan for the new imprint Scout at Simon & Schuster. Reminiscent of high-concept master Jose Saramago with the chilling psychological force of The Shining, the novel follows the story of a young couple on an eerie road trip when a late night detour to a remote school reveals something is disturbingly wrong, and the full story isn’t unlocked until the very last words. Canadian rights previously sold to Simon & Schuster Canada for simultaneous publication in June 2016. TV/film available and world ex: North America available.
Canadian rights to critically acclaimed memoirist and essayist Iain Reid’s debut literary horror novel, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, sold to Martha Sharpe at Simon & Schuster Canada by Samantha Haywood in a two book deal for Spring 2016 publication.
Reminiscent of high-concept master Jose Saramago combined with the chilling psychological force of The Shining, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS is about a young couple on an eerie road trip when a late night detour to a remote school reveals something is disturbingly wrong. And the full story isn’t unlocked until the very last words.