THE SEARCH FOR HEINRICH SCHLOGEL by Martha Baillie Governor General’s Award finalist for Paule Noyart’s French translation

We’re happy to announce Martha Baillie‘s THE SEARCH FOR HEINRICH SCHLOGEL (Leméac éditeur) is a finalist for the 2017 Governor General’s French books awards for Paule Noyart fantastic translation of this novel. Congrats to Martha and Paule!

Each year, the Canada Council for the Arts honours the best in Canadian literature with its Governor General’s Literary Awards (the GGs). As Canada’s national literary awards, the GGs represent the rich diversity of Canadian literature. For each category, a peer assessment committee, comprised of fellow authors, translators and illustrators, makes the final selection. Each GG winner receives $25,000; each nonwinning finalist receives $1,000. The publisher of each winning book receives $3,000 to help promote the book.

The winners will be announced on November 1st. For a full list of the French books nominated this year, please visit: Ggbooks.ca.

French Edition of The Search for Heinrich Schlogel by Martha Baillie Releases

bmheinrichschlogelcovfrThe French edition of THE SEARCH FOR HEINRICH SCHLOGEL by Martha Baillie published this week on September 14, 2016 with Lemeac Editeur! The novel tells a sophisticated story with magical underpinnings about a young man who escapes the claustrophobia of small-town Germany by traveling to Canada, where he sets out on a long solo hike into the interior of Baffin Island; while he is hiking, time plays tricks on him and when he returns he discovers that thirty years have vanished and time has sped forward to 2010.

The 2014 Globe 100 List 

Baillie72bwRead about Martha Baillie’s Schlogel Installation at the Koffler Gallery: www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2015/05/19/martha-baillies-novel-gets-real-world-heft-at-koffler-gallery.html

Check out the book on Lemeac Editeur’s website: www.lemeac.com/catalogue/1600-la-disparition-d-heinrich-schlogel.html?page=1

Praise and Reviews

“The use of an unreliable narrator has a point here: Baillie is turning the tables on the European, who has taken the place usually held by the “native” as specimen of study. The result is a philosophic, absorbing read on photography, the North, colonialism, ethnography, and the nature of time.” – Globe & Mail 

“Taken together (book, online archive, gallery exhibit), The Search for Heinrich Schlögel achieves a kind of ethics of memory, in which what is remembered is never certain and so not owned by the person attempting to remember.” – Brick Magazine

Rights Sold: Lemeac Editeur, North America (French); Pedlar Press, Canada (English); Tin House Books, United States (English)

Deal News for THE SEARCH FOR HEINRICH SCHLOGEL

BMSearchHeinrichSchlogelCovFrench North American rights to Giller-nominated author Martha Baillie’s new novel THE SEARCH FOR HEINRICH SCHLOGEL sold to Marilena Bono at Lemeac.THE SEARCH FOR HEINRICH SCHLOGEL is about a young man who escapes the claustrophobia of small-town Germany by traveling to Canada, where he sets out on a long solo hike into the interior of Baffin Island and while he is hiking, time plays tricks on him and when he returns he discovers that thirty years have vanished. Canadian English rights previously sold to Pedlar Press, US rights previously to Tin House Books, by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency

The Globe 100

The Globe 100 is out! Among the 100 best books of 2014 are Transatlantic’s THE SEARCH FOR HEINRICH SCHLOGEL (by Martha Baillie), SHOPLIFTER (Michael Cho), THE TROUBLE WITH BRUNCH (Shawn Micallef), WILL STARLING (Ian Weir) and THE FREEDOM IN AMERICAN SONGS (Kathleen Winter). Congratulations to all the authors on the list.

Deal News – The Search for Heinrich Schlögel

Giller longlisted author Martha Baillie’s new novel The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, a sophisticated story with magical underpinnings about a young man who escapes the claustrophobia of small-town Germany by traveling to Canada, where he sets out on a long solo hike into the interior of Baffin Island; while he is hiking, time plays tricks on him and when he returns he discovers that thirty years have vanished and time has sped forward to 2010.

Canadian English rights to Pedlar Press, US rights previously to Tin House Books for Fall 2014 by Samantha Haywood.