Quill and Quire

Reel deal

Raincoast rights and contracts manager Jesse Finkelstein has optioned film rights to Karen X. Tulchinsky’s The Five Books of Moses… Read More »

Reading in the dark

Diane Turbide, editorial director at Penguin Canada, has acquired Canadian rights to Vancouver author Ryan Knighton’s The View from Here:… Read More »

Brainy biker

Author and University of Alberta professor Ted Bishop has signed a deal with Penguin Canada for world rights to his… Read More »

Nation of cities

Q&Q contributing editor John Lorinc has sold rights to In The New City: How the Crisis of Canada’s Cities Is… Read More »

Return to sender

Phyllis Bruce, vice-president of HarperCollins Canada, has just inked a deal with Toronto author Kyo Maclear for her debut new… Read More »

Foreign front

Agent Bill Hanna of Acacia House has sold U.S. hardcover rights to Brian Francis’s Fruit to MacAdam/Cage and U.S. paperback… Read More »

Hynes, 27

27-year-old Newfoundland author Joel Hynes has sold his latest work of fiction to HarperCollins Canada editor-in-chief Iris Tupholme. Right Away… Read More »


McClelland & Stewart editor Alex Schultz has purchased rights to a new work of non-fiction by Toronto Star reporter Scott… Read More »

Foreign front

Kids Can Press rights associate Eva Svec has sold U.K. and English-language European Union rights to Rochelle Strauss and Margot… Read More »

Out of Africa

Journalist and human rights activist Ken Wiwa‘s new work of non-fiction has been sold to Penguin Canada publisher David Davidar.… Read More »