I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS Celebrates its 17th Territory!

In 2016 I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid was simultaneously  published in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, the Netherlands and Turkey to incredible acclaim! Making Book Soup’s bestseller list in May 2017, the novel was also nominated for the Frank Heygi Award for Emerging Authors, the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award, and named a best book of 2016 by The Globe & Mail, 49th Shelf, Amazon, and NPR. We are absolutely thrilled to share that it has just sold in its 17th territory – a staggering accomplishment! To date the territories include the following:

U.S. (Scout Press), Canada (Simon & Schuster Canada), U.K. & A.N.Z.
(Text Publishing), The Netherlands (Prometheus), Brazil (Rocco), France
(Presses de la Cite), Israel (HaKursa), Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof),
Germany (Droemer), Turkey (Teas), Poland (Prosznski), Thailand
(WeLearn), China (United Sky), Korea (Arumdri Media Publishing),
Centrepolygraph Publishers (Russia), and Bjartur & Verold (Iceland).

Check out the praise the novel has received so far below!

Praise

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things is an ingeniously twisted nightmare road trip through the fragile psyches of two young lovers. My kind of  fun!” -Academy-award winning writer Charlie Kaufman

“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

“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

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things is one of the best debut novels I’ve ever read. Iain Reid has crafted a tight, ferocious little book, with a persistent tenor of suspense that tightens and mounts toward its visionary, harrowing final pages.” -Scott Heim, author of Mysterious Skin and We Disappear

“An addictive metaphysical investigation into the nature of identity, one which seduces and horrifies in equal measure. Reid masterfully explores the perversity of loneliness and somehow also creates a very entertaining thriller. I found myself yelling at the characters to put their feet on the pedal and drive.” -Heather O’Neill, author of
Lullabies for Little Criminals and Daydreams of Angels

“Here are some near-certainties about I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Number One: You’re going to read it fast. Over the course of an afternoon or an evening. The momentum is unstoppable—once you start, you won’t be able to stop. And Two: once you race to the end and  understand the significance of those final pages, you won’t be able to stop thinking about it. This novel will find a spot in your heart and head and it will live there—for days, weeks, months, or (in my case) the rest of your life. Yes. It really is that good.” -Craig Davidson (aka Nick Cutter), author of Cataract City and The Deep

“Iain Reid’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things is an engaging and bizarre dialogue between normality and weirdness, where ‘normal’ equals dishonesty and ‘weird’ is synonymous with vulnerability. In a novel this twisted it shouldn’t come as a surprise that its ending is even stranger than the narrative route that takes us there…but it does. Reid’s novel is a road trip to the heart of creepyness.” – Sjón, author of The Blue FoxFrom the Mouth of the Whale, and The Whispering Muse

“This is the most unsettling book I have ever read…deliciously sinister, dark, and harrowing.” –Book Riot

“Iain Reid’s book is somewhat of a philosophical tract as well as a novel. The narrator often muses over big life-and-death ideas such as the one above, but in a disarming way that renders these thoughts to feel like a seamless part of the narrative. It’s an incredibly hard thing to achieve, and Reid has done it to perfection: introducing ideas
to the reader without taking them out of the narrative.” –Electric Literature

“A superbly crafted psychological thriller, with forays into the metaphysical, which promises to keep you up at night.” –Macleans

“I picked up I’m Thinking of Ending Things one afternoon this past summer at a bookstore outside a movie theatre, planning to read the first chapter or so before my matinee started. Two and a half hours later, I’d missed the film entirely…” – Hazlitt

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things rocked my world. This slim novel about a man on a trip with his unhappy girlfriend is a total mindbender, and when it ended, I immediately started flipping back through it to re-experience old scenes with new knowledge. Don’t risk spoiling it for yourself by reading reviews; just be brave and buckle up.” -Powell’s
Books

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things is an utterly compelling modern Gothic that stakes its claim in the inner precincts of horror. Reid builds tension the way Edgar Allen Poe builds brick walls in his basement.” -Wayne Grady, author of Emancipation Day

“Smart, dangerous and spooky as hell. Iain Reid takes you on a harrowing road trip that keeps you riveted until the final destination.” -Brian
Francis, author of Fruit and Natural Order

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

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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.