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FATHER AND SON: Diane Martin of Knopf Canada has acquired Rabindranath Maharaj’s third novel, A Perfect Pledge, for publication in… Read More »

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REVELATIONS: A first novel by 27-year-old Toronto writer Robert McGill has been bought by Ellen Seligman of McClelland & Stewart.… Read More »

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IN PRAISE OF MODERN TIMES: Elisabeth Harvor has sold her new novel, All Times Have Been Modern, about a relationship… Read More »

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HEAD CASE: Catherine Bush has sold her third novel, Claire’s Head, to Ellen Seligman at McClelland & Stewart. Slated for… Read More »

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HORSE LATITUDES: Marq de Villiers has sold three titles to Douglas Gibson of McClelland & Stewart. The deal includes the… Read More »

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A NEW NEW FACE: Agent Dean Cooke has sold Canadian rights to the first two novels by Steven Hayward to… Read More »

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MUDDY YORK: Author team David Cruise and Alison Griffiths have signed a two-book deal, for one fiction and one non-fiction… Read More »

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FROZEN TUNDRA: Lady Franklin and the Arctic Heroes, another book about Arctic exploration by Ken McGoogan, has been sold to… Read More »

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JE ME SOUVIENS: Canadian rights to a first novel by New York-based, B.C.-born writer D.Y. Bechard have gone to Doubleday… Read More »

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CRACKING THE CODE: Dawn Rae Downton’s debut literary thriller Mallemort, about two sisters who are professional cryptologists operating in Europe… Read More »

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TUNE IN, TURN ON, READ THE BOOK: For readers who need more than an acid flashback to return to the… Read More »

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UPWARDLY MOBILE: With Canadian sales of Carol Shields’ The Stone Diaries past the 200,000-mark in trade paperback and foreign-language rights… Read More »

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THE BOOK’S THE THING: Warnings from Polonius notwithstanding, there seems to be no end of borrowing from the Bard these… Read More »

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ON THE WATER FRONT: It may be an unlikely subject for a book, but during a year when Alberto Manguel… Read More »

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FROM FISHING TO FATHERHOOD: Paul Quarrington leaves behind his rod and reel to climb aboard a 90-foot liner and cruise… Read More »

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SWEET SERENDIPITY: It pays to be in the right place at the right time – and in the case of… Read More »

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DOUGLAS AND THE TRAMP: Having spent the last few years time-travelling through the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, the prolific Douglas… Read More »

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CANADA’S MOST WANTED: True-crime stories don’t get much better than this: Albert Walker, an Ontario financial adviser who dropped out… Read More »

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MAGIC JOHNSTON: If you haven’t yet heard of Wayne Johnston, you will. The Newfoundland born-and-bred author, whose most recent books… Read More »