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/.

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.

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid Featured on the Newsday 12 Best Books of Summer List

RII'mThinkingofEndingThingsUSBannerCovNewsday has named Iain Reid’s debut novel I’M THINKING OF ENDING
THINGS (Forthcoming June 2016 from Scout Press/Simon & Schuster
Canada/Text Australia & UK) on their list of the 12 best books to read
this summer alongside Annie Proulx and Stephen King! They say, “Read
it on a dark summer night — if you dare.”
http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/books/best-summer-books-2016-stephen-king-s-end-of-watch-annie-proulx-s-barkskins-more-1.11831512