Naben Ruthnum’s debut thriller (written as Nathan Ripley) will be published in U.K./ANZ by Text Publishing.
Quintland, the debut novel by B.C. writer Shelley Wood, will be published by HarperCollins imprint William Morrow in winter 2018.
ChiZine Publications co-publisher Sandra Kasturi and Samantha Beiko have acquired the North American rights to Toronto-born author Jason Hrivnak’s second novel.
Anvil Press publisher Brian Kaufman has acquired Black Star, a dark comedy by Maureen Medved, author of The Tracey Fragments.
Arsenal Pulp Press publisher Brian Lam has acquired world English rights to The Tiger Flu, a new novel by Calgary author and creative writing professor Larissa Lai for fall 2018 publication.
TouchWood Editions publisher Taryn Boyd has acquired world rights to blogger Amanda Orlando’s cookbook Everyone’s Welcome.
Penguin Teen editor Samantha Swenson has acquired world rights to a new YA novel by award-winning author Ashley Little.
McClelland & Stewart publisher Jared Bland has acquired world English-language rights to a non-fiction work by National Newspaper Award–winning Globe and Mail reporter Dakshana Bascaramurty.
BookThug has acquired a new poetry collection about Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women by Shannon Webb-Campbell.
Freehand Books is set to publish former UBC creative writing chair Keith Maillard’s new novel, Figure 1 partners with GlucksteinDesign for its founder’s first title, and Roz Nay’s psychological thriller sells in Poland.
Toronto children’s publisher Kids Can Press has announced that it will be adapting award-winning webseries Carmilla into a YA novel under the KCP Loft imprint in spring 2019.
Today’s book deals.
Yann Martel’s The High Mountains of Portugal has sold in Vietnamese, Jaspreet Singh’s Chef has sold in Arabic, and Don Thompson’s The Supermodel and the Brillo Box has sold in Ukrainian.
New Zealand–based Cloud South Films has acquired film rights to Canadian environmental activist and former Greenpeace vice-president Varda Burstyn’s 2005 eco-thriller Water Inc.
The Woodbridge Farm Writers’ Retreat is expanding its activities to include book publishing.
Claire Cameron’s 2017 novel The Last Neanderthal has sold in the Czech Republic, while the Toronto author’s 2014 novel The Bear has sold in Italy.
Author and University of New Brunswick English professor Robert Gray is adapting his sophomore short-story collection Entropic (NeWest Press) to film.
Penguin Canada has acquired Samra Habib’s memoir about being a queer Muslim.
Figure 1 Publishing has acquired the first cookbook by Toronto chef and Food Network host Corbin Tomaszeski.
Simon & Schuster Canada senior editor Laurie Grassi has acquired Canadian rights to bestselling author Catherine McKenzie’s The Good Liar,
Penguin Canada has acquired We All Love the Beautiful Girls, the second novel by Joanne Proulx, for the Viking Canada imprint. Grand Central Publishing will release the title in the U.S. Tiffany Stone’s children’s book Tree Song will be published by Annick Press.
Firefly Books has announced a new partnership with the National Film Board.
PAIDOS has acquired the world Spanish rights to Governor General’s Literary Award winner Michael Harris’s Solitude: A Singular Life in a Crowded World.
Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Zoe Whittall has signed six-figure deals with HarperCollins (Canadian rights) and Ballantine (U.S. rights) for two forthcoming books.
Goose Lane Editions has acquired a short-fiction collection and a debut novel by Paul Carlucci.