Penguin Random House Canada has announced the forthcoming publication of Warlight, the long-awaited next novel from The English Patient author Michael Ondaatje.
Goose Lane Editions editor Bethany Gibson has acquired Canada English-language rights to screenwriter and author Ian Weir’s novel, The Death and Life of Strother Purcell.
Orca Book Publishers editor Tanya Trafford and publisher Andrew Wooldridge have acquired world rights to Underhand author M.J. McIsaac’s YA sports mystery Boil Line.
Lesley Livingston’s YA novel The Valiant is being adapted into a one-hour TV drama, while Berkley has acquired North American rights to Sonya Lalli’s first two novels.
Audible has acquired audiobook rights to novels by Claire Cameron, Alix Hawley, Wayson Choy, Eden Robinson, and Leo McKay Jr., and Yasuko Thanh.
Big Soul Productions, a Toronto-based Indigenous film and video production company, has acquired film rights to David Chariandy’s debut novel Soucouyant.
New York City–based Countryman Press has acquired world English rights to Montreal designer and TreeHugger writer Kimberley Mok’s The Modern House Bus.
French-language rights to Catherine Hernandez’s 2017 novel Scarborough have sold to Les Éditions XYZ.
Coach House Books editorial director Alana Wilcox has acquired world rights to a book of poetry written in airport codes by Nasser Hussain.
Bloomsbury U.K. and Bloomsbury U.S. have jointly acquired world English (ex. Canada) rights to David Chariandy’s second novel, Brother, as well as an untitled third novel in a five-way auction.
Today’s book deals.
Nimbus Publishing has acquired a new Eric Walters picture book in the vein of I’ll Love You Forever, and non-fiction title by weather YouTuber Frankie MacDonald, written with Sarah Sawler.
Deal announcements from Cooke International.
BookThug publisher Jay MillAr has acquired the fourth novel by Hawaii-based Canadian author and English professor David N. Odhiambo.
Titan Publishing Group has acquired U.K. and Commonwealth (ex. Canada) rights to St. John’s author Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s second thriller, I Remember You.
M&S is set to publish a non-fiction title about Canadian native reserves by Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band of B.C.
McClelland & Stewart publisher Jared Bland has acquired Canada English-language rights to debut novelist Shilo Jones’s On the Up, as well as a second work of fiction.
Robert Rose Books has acquired a puntastic vegan cookbook by Toronto-based YouTuber Candice Hutchings, a.k.a. “The Edgy Veg.”