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DEAL NEWS: Sarah Kurchak’s I OVERCAME MY AUTISM AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ANXIETY DISORDER

North American English rights to I OVERCAME MY AUTISM AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY ANXIETY DISORDER by Sarah Kurchak — an examination of all of the steps the author took to become an autistic “success story”, how it almost ruined her life, and how she is now trying to recover; tackling everything from autism parenting culture, to love, sex, alcohol, obsessions, and professional pillow fighting, Kurchak challenges current perceptions about autism and asks what can really make the lives of autistic people healthier, happier, and more fulfilling — to Douglas & McIntyre for Spring 2020 by Stephanie Sinclair.

DEAL NEWS: Harriet Alida Lye’s NATURAL KILLER

DEAL NEWS: Canada English rights to Harriet Alida Lye’s NATURAL KILLER – an intimate and gripping memoir examining the interconnectedness of life and death, what it means for your body to turn against itself, self-destructing from within; and how to reconcile that with the magical banality of creating a life; with the searing honesty of A Life’s Work by Rachel Cusk and lyricism of On Immunity by Eula Biss, weaving in source material from the year the author lived in the hospital, this memoir is told in narrative, snapshots, and raw observations turned inward and out – to Jared Bland at McClelland & Stewart for Spring 2020 by Stephanie Sinclair.

Welcoming Meg Mahoney

Welcome debut author Meg Mahoney!

Meg Mahoney is a Pediatric Intensive Care doctor in Calgary, Alberta, where she lives with her husband and three children. An avid reader and writer of stories, Meg’s writing was pushed aside as she completed medical school, residency and fellowship. As she began to see her children swept away by the same words, poetry and imagination that had captivated her, she rediscovered her passion for writing. Meg is a member of SCBWI and CANSCAIP and is currently working on her debut middle grade novel.

Meg is represented by Elizabeth Bennett.

Deal news: IAIN REID’S FOE AND I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

Deal news for Iain Reid‘s bestselling novels:
 
Portuguese rights to FOE to 20/20 Editora by The Foreign Office. Previous rights sold, U.S., Scout Press S&S; Canada, Simon & Schuster Canada; Scribner, UK; Germany, Droemer; Brazil, Rocco; Italy, Rizzoli; Turkey, Teas; Czech, Leda; French, Presses de la Cité. All in association with Stephanie Sinclair on behalf of Samantha Haywood.
 
Japanese rights to I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS to Hayakawa Publishing Inc by The English Agency Ltd. Previous rights sold 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; Iceland, Bjartur & Verold; Spain, Alianza; Hungary, Athenaeum; Macedonia, Ili-Ili; Patakis, Greece; Rizzoli, Italy. All in association with Stephanie Sinclair on behalf of Samantha Haywood.

Happy Book Birthday to Megan Gail Coles’ SMALL GAME HUNTING AT THE LOCAL COWARD GUN CLUB

Happy book birthday to Megan Gail ColesSMALL GAME HUNTING AT THE LOCAL COWARD GUN CLUB, publishing today with House of Anansi Press!

By turns biting, funny, poetic, and heartbreaking, Megan Gail Coles’ debut novel rips into the inner lives of a wicked cast of characters, building towards a climax that will shred perceptions and force a reckoning. This is blistering Newfoundland Gothic for the twenty-first century, a wholly original, bracing, and timely portrait of a place in the throes of enormous change, where two women confront the traumas of their past in an attempt to overcome the present and to pick up a future.

MEGAN GAIL COLES is a graduate of the Memorial University of Newfoundland and the National Theatre School of Canada and is completing an MFA at the University of British Columbia. She has completed numerous plays, and her first fiction collection of short stories, Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome, won the BMO Winterset Award, the ReLit Award, and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and earned her the one-time Writers’ Trust 5×5 prize. Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club is her first novel. Originally from Savage Cove on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, Megan now resides in St. John’s, where she is the Executive Director of Riddle Fence and Projects Manager at Eastern Edge Gallery.

Advance Praise

Small Game Hunting is a singular, beautiful, burning story — not only a piercing page-turner but a sharp and essential portrait of an island and its people in our times that will draw you in and then pull you under. It is an ocean of a book. Not to be missed.”
— Elisabeth de Mariaffi, author of Hysteria

“No mistake, Megan Gail Coles is a driven, consequential writer who plays for keeps. Her seemingly off-the-cuff voice is controlled and quite intricate, and commands revisiting. Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club is as important a novel as any that’s hit Canadian literature in years.”
— Joel Thomas Hynes, author of We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night

“Each character is rendered with such stunning details and unflinching insights that you can’t leave this novel’s pages without being changed. To read Megan Gail Coles’s masterful debut is to become obsessed with it.”
— Alicia Elliott, author of A Mind Spread Out on the Ground