Quill and Quire


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 »

Foreign front

Akka Janssen, subsidiary rights manager at HarperCollins Canada, has the U.K. rights to Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter’s The Rebel… Read More »

Vino lowdown

Doubleday Canada publisher Maya Mavjee has acquired The Crushed Grape Club: A Less Than Sober Wine Lover’s Companion by wine… Read More »

Reel deal

Beach Holme Publishing publisher Michael Carroll has sold non-exclusive broadcast television rights to Dorothy Perkyns’s Last Days in Africville to… Read More »

Foreign front

Nicole Winstanley, subsidiary rights director at Westwood Creative Artists, has placed Guy Gavriel Kay’s latest novel, The Last Light of… Read More »

Foreign front

Sally Harding, of Seventh Avenue Literary Agency, has sold U.S. rights to two upcoming books – After the Rice and… Read More »

Penned in the pen

Knopf Canada publisher Diane Martin has commissioned author Stephen Reid (Jackrabbit Parole) to write a memoir about his life in… Read More »

Foreign front

Westwood Creative Artists foreign rights director Nicole Winstanley and agent Bruce Westwood have completed three deals: one with Piatkus Books… Read More »

Ugandan Pen Pal

Random House Canada editor Anne Collins has struck a deal with writer Kathy Cook for a full-length version of an… Read More »

Harvey’s Combo

Newfoundland author Kenneth J. Harvey (The Town That Forgot How to Breathe) has sold rights to two new novels to… Read More »

Reel Deals

Ghost Rider, the autobiography of Rush drummer Neil Peart, has been optioned by U.S. company Scabeba Entertainment, in a deal… Read More »

Postcard from Bombay

Anosh Irani, author of The Cripple and His Talismans, has signed a pre-emptive deal with Lynn Henry at Raincoast Books… Read More »

Camera man

Governor-General’s Award winning historian Maria Tippett is penning a biography of renowned Armenian/Canadian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002). Karsh photographed… Read More »

Foreign front

Susan Shipton, sales and rights manager at Annick Press, has sold Dutch rights to Bill Richardson’s After Hamelin to Clavis… Read More »