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.