Congratulations to the 2015 Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Awards Finalists

Transatlantic Agency is excited to congratulate our authors who are finalists on the 2015 Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Awards shortlists. These awards recognize some of the best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. The winners will be announced at the Canadian Children’s Literature Awards in Toronto on November 18 and November 10.

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UNSPEAKABLE, written by Caroline Pignat, Razorbill Canada (Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction)

THE GOSPEL TRUTH, written by Caroline Pignat, Red Deer Press (Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, Amy Mathers Teen Book Award)


STARTING FROM SCRATCH: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FOOD AND COOKING, written by Sarah Elton and illustrated by Jeff Kulak, Owlkids Books (Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction)

BSDeadMansSwitchDEAD MAN’S SWITCH, written by Sigmund Brouwer, Harvest House Publishers (John Spray Mystery Award)

THE VOICE INSIDE MY HEAD, written by S.J. Laidlaw, Tundra Books (John Spray Mystery Award)

THE SHOW TO END ALL SHOWS, written by Cary Fagan, Puffin Canada (John Spray Mystery Award)

Transatlantic would also like to congratulate all of the other authors who are finalists for this year’s Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards.

For a full list of the nominees, please see the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s announcement.

Sigmund Brouwer Wins the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award in the Best Juvenile/YA Category

BSDeadMansSwitchCongratulations to Sigmund Brouwer, winner of the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award in the Best Juvenile/YA category for his YA novel DEAD MAN’S SWITCH. DEAD MAN’S SWITCH is published by Harvest House.

Messages can be sent in many ways. From a method as ancient as a carving on a tree, to lettering in plain view that just needs to be seen in a different light. To binary digits sent through cyberspace. To a video from a friend. King knows this, because he’s been getting those messages. Here’s what’s different. The messagesBMFace-OffCov to King started with emails that his friend sent him two weeks after his friend drowned trying to escape the island, an island that houses a prison with some of the most dangerous men in the country. The most urgent message is this:  “Trust no authorities. They will hunt you too.” When King becomes the hunted, he is trapped on the same island, where he can trust no one. Not even his father.

Transatlantic also congratulates Michael Betcherman, whose YA novel FACE-OFF (Penguin Canada), was also shortlisted in the Best Juvenile/YA category.

The Arthur Ellis Awards are given out by the Crime Writers of Canada for excellence in Canadian crime writing.