DEAL NEWS: World rights to a collection of writing centering on women’s personal experiences of surviving and healing after sexual assault, co-edited by authors Stacey May Fowles and Jen Sookfong Lee to Greystone Books for fall 2018. The deal was arranged by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency and Carolyn Swayze of the Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency.
THE BEST CANADIAN SPORTS WRITING, which is edited by Stacey May Fowles and Pasha Malla, publishes today with ECW Press! Happy Book Birthday Stacey May and Pasha! The book contains 38 pieces that showcases some of the best sports writing in Canada!
From the Publisher: “For 25 years, sports journalists south of the border have been collected in best-of anthologies. With Best Canadian Sports Writing, editors Stacey May Fowles and Pasha Malla offer a long overdue rejoinder from the North, showcasing top literary sports writing from diverse homegrown talent.
This extraordinary anthology of recent writing mixes columns and long-form journalism, profiles and reportage, new voices and well-known favourites such as Stephen Brunt, Rachel Giese, Eric Koreen, Morgan Campbell, and Cathal Kelly. The assembled pieces offer polished prose, unusual perspectives, and rare insight, whether it’s Shireen Ahmed taking on Kobe Bryant, Anshuman Iddamsetty aspiring for sumo size, or Eva Holland tracing the rise and fall of ski ballet. With its many voices and approaches, Best Canadian Sports Writing expands the genre into more democratic and conversational territory, celebrating the perspectives of both fans and experts alike.
These remarkable pieces offer lasting insight that, like sport itself, excites, inspires, and never fails to reveal the truth about ourselves.”
“It’s refreshing to see works by female writers and formerly taboo topics such as sexual assault and minority representation. The stories range from column length to epic, and they cover disparate sports, but all have great writing that holds the book together.” — Publishers Weekly
“We live in one of the best sports nations in the world and our writers are just as great as our athletes. Best Canadian Sports Writing is proof of that — each story will have you hooked.” — Ken Reid, author and Sportsnet broadcaster
“As someone who has lived through the highs and lows of sports, I’m thrilled by this book. Finally, a book that isn’t afraid to tackle the emotional, complex, and triumphant aspects of sports for fans of all stripes.” — Perdita Felicien, Olympian, World Champion, sports broadcaster
Visit the following link to learn more and to pre-order the book! https://ecwpress.com/products/best-canadian-sports-writing
From the publisher: “A passionate ode to baseball, its culture, and its community, which both celebrates and challenges the game – and reminds us why it really matters.
What is it about a man hitting a small white ball with a slim wooden bat out of a park that’s so beautiful? In this entertaining and thoughtful book, Stacey May Fowles gives us a refreshingly candid and personal perspective on subjects ranging from bat flips to bandwagoners, from the romance of spring training to the politics of booing, from the necessity of taking a hard look at players’ injuries and mental health issues to finding solace at the ballpark. Fowles confronts head-on the stereotype that female fans lack real knowledge about the game, and calls out the “boys will be boys” attitude and its implications both on and off the field. She also offers exhilarating snapshots of the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2015 and 2016 seasons. With remarkable humanity, intelligence, and an unabashed enthusiasm for the game, Fowles explores how we can use the lens of baseball to examine who we are. A must-read for both diehard and casual fans.”
Visit the Penguin Random House Canada website to learn more about the book and read an excerpt: www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/
Read Stacey’s great Elle Canada article here: www.ellecanada.com/life-and-love/article/how-baseball-helped-one-woman-overcome-her-worst-anxieties
Check out The New York Times article featuring Stacey’s book: www.nytimes.com/2017/04/02/books/now-batting-14-new-baseball-books.html?_r=0
Read a starred review from Publishers Weekly!: www.publishersweekly.com/pw/reviews/single/9780771038716?permamore
View Stacey’s interview with Canadian Living: www.canadianliving.com/life-and-relationships/culture-and-entertainment/article/stacy-may-fowles-is-obsessed-with-baseball-and-you-should-be-too
Also see Canadian Living’s roundup of books featuring BASEBALL LIFE ADVICE: www.canadianliving.com/life-and-relationships/culture-and-entertainment/article/4-amazing-page-turners-that-celebrate-women
Read an excerpt of the book at the Globe & Mail: www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/baseball/going-to-the-ballpark-alone-a-look-inside-stacey-may-fowles-new-book/article34546705/
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“This is beautiful. Stacey has used her own experiences at the ballpark to reveal what each and every fan has felt but didn’t know why. She captures what we all love about the game.” — Buck Martinez, author of Change Up and the play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays
“Fowles’ writing about her love of the game and the role of baseball in her life is honest, funny, touching, detailed, and charming. You do not need to be a sports fan or a baseball fan to enjoy this book; it is for anyone who appreciates beautiful writing, who has struggled to find their place in this world, or who has loved anything more than they can explain.”
— Jessica Luther, author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct
“By bringing a fresh voice to an old, staid game, everything seems new again…” — Publishers Weekly
“…a perspective that’s all too rare.” —The New York Times
Rights Sold: McClelland & Stewart; Canada, the United States and the Philippines; English language
From PW – “By bringing a fresh voice to an old, staid game, everything seems new again…fans anywhere will relate to her love of the ballpark as her ‘favorite place in the world.'”
BASEBALL LIFE ADVICE is an engaging collection of essays about baseball, its culture, and its community, which celebrates and challenges the game – and reminds us why it really matters.
Available for purchase on April 11th.
McClelland & Stewart senior editor Anita Chong has acquired North American rights to PERFECT GAME by Stacey May Fowles, for release in Spring 2017. PERFECT GAME is a collection of insightful and heartfelt essays about baseball, its culture, and its community, which both celebrates and challenges the game – and reminds us why it really matters. The deal was arranged by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency. Preorder your copy of the book today at http://bit.ly/FowlesPerfectGame.
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.
Amazing news for the film adaptation of Stacey May Fowles’ novel INFIDELITY: Geneviève Dulude-Decelles has signed on as director. Dulude-Decelles, who is also writing the script, previously directed the Sundance Jury award-winning short film The Cut. The film is being produced by by Allison Black of Euclid 431 Pictures Inc. and Karen Shaw of Quarterlife Crisis Productions Inc. INFIDELITY follows the unraveling of a marriage after an illicit and obsessive affair. Congratulations to Stacey May Fowles!
Read the Variety article here: variety.com/2015/film/news/infidelity-movie-draws-sundance-winner-1201534855/
Pitched in the vein of Unfaithful and the acclaimed series The Affair, Stacey May Fowles’ novel INFIDELITY thrillingly unravels a profound story of desire and obsession as it entwines us in the unfolding of a potent affair. The film rights have been optioned by Allison Black of Euclid 431 Pictures Inc. and Karen Shaw of Quarterlife Crisis Productions Inc. by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency
Author of INFIDELITY, an Amazon best book of 2013, and frequent contributor to the National Post, Stacey May Fowles’s memoir, THE GIRL IN THE WOODS, pitched as Girl, Interrupted meets Alice Sebold’s Lucky, about her decades-long journey to come into her own again after an act of sexual violence changes the course of her life, to Anita Chong at McClelland & Stewart, by Samantha Haywood.