Michael Holmes of ECW Press has acquired world English rights to THE VERY MARROW OF OUR BONES, by Christine Higdon. The debut novel tells the story of a fiddler named Lulu Parsons, whose life and attachments are irrevocably altered by the secret she has kept about her mother’s disappearance in the 1960s. Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists negotiated the deal, with publication slated for spring 2018.
Douglas Richmond at House of Anansi Press has acquired world rights to Jonathan Garfinkel’s THE ALTRUIST, a sophisticated and darkly funny post-Soviet thriller set between Toronto and Tbilisi, Georgia, during the pro-democracy Rose Revolution of 2003. Publication is slated for Spring 2019. The deal was arranged by John Pearce of Westwood Creative Artists.
Coauthor of Let Them Eat Dirt B. Brett Finlay, PhD and Jessica M. Finlay’s FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: HARNESSING YOUR MICROBES FOR LIFELONG HEALTH, exploring cutting-edge science on how microbes everywhere in and on the body, beyond just the gut microbiome, affect health and longevity, to Matthew Lore at The Experiment (US) and Anna Comfort O’Keefe at D&M (Canada), for publication in January 2019, by John Pearce at Westwood Creative Artists in association with Chris Casuccio.
Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and Sheila Egoff Children’s Literature Prize-winner Ashley Little has sold world rights to her new YA novel, CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE LEPER, about a Texan cheerleader who must re-define her sense of self when she receives a rare diagnosis, to Samantha Swenson at Penguin Teen, for publication in fall 2018 by Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists.
Deborah Willis at Freehand Books has acquired English-Canadian rights to TWIN STUDIES, a novel centring around twins and gender issues and set in Vancouver between 2009 and 2010, by Keith Maillard, former Chair of the Creative Writing Program at UBC. Publication is slated for Fall 2018 and the deal was arranged by John Pearce of Westwood Creative Artists.
Polish rights to Roz Nay’s debut psychological thriller have sold to Czarna Owca, for their crime and thriller “black series”. The deal was arranged by Tomasz Berezinski of Graal Literary agency on behalf of Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative Artists.
Vietnamese rights to Yann Martel’s The High Mountains of Portugal have been acquired by Tre Publishing House, bringing the number of territories sold to 28. The deal was arranged by Carolyn Forde of Westwood Creative Artists on behalf of Jackie Kaiser.
Arabic rights to Jaspreet Singh’s Chef have been acquired by Al-Rafidain Publication, based in Beirut. The deal was arranged by Carolyn Forde of Westwood Creative Artists on behalf of Jackie Kaiser.
Arthuss have acquired Ukrainian rights to Don Thompson’s The Supermodel and the Brillo Box. The deal was arranged by Tatjana Zoldnere of Andrew Nurnberg Associates Baltic and Carolyn Forde of Westwood Creative Artists on behalf of John Pearce.
World rights to BC poet and children’s writer Tiffany Stone’s TREE SONG a lyrical story about the life cycle of a tree, to Annick Press for publication in 2018, by Hilary McMahon at Westwood Creative Artists.
North American English audio rights to Rachel Rose’s THE DOG LOVER UNIT have been sold to Vikki Warner at Blackstone Audio, by Hilary McMahon at Westwood Creative Artists, for release this fall.
Bestselling children’s author Linda Bailey has multiple publishers in place for her new middle grade novel The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library, about a book-loving bug named Eddie who devises a clever-though-perilous plan to save the school library, inspired by characters in his favorite books. Tara Walker at Tundra Books acquired Canadian rights, and Virginia Duncan at Greenwillow Books acquired world excluding Canada, and in turn did a deal for Turkish rights with Alfa. Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists is Bailey’s agent. The book will be published in summer 2017.
Icelandic rights to Alice Kuipers‘s debut 2007 novel Life on the Refrigerator Door have been sold to Odinsauga in a deal arranged by Monique Oosterhof at Mo Literary Services with Carolyn Forde, on behalf of Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists.
World French-language rights to Roz Nay’s debut thriller Our Little Secret, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster Canada in June, have been sold to Hugo et Cie by David Camus at Anna Jarota Agency with Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative Artists.
German rights to Glenn Dixon’s 2017 bestseller Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak have been sold to Kiepenheuer & Witsch by Hannah Fosh at Liepman Agency and Carolyn Forde, on behalf of Hilary McMahon at Westwood Creative Artists.
Russian rights to filmmaker and journalist Alexandre Trudeau’s 2016 debut title Barbarian Lost: Travels in the New China have been sold to Ivan Limbakh in a deal arranged by Natalia Sanina at Synopsis Literary Agency with Carolyn Forde, on behalf of Michael Levine at Westwood Creative Artists.
Arabic rights to Jay Ingram’s 2015 non-fiction title The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer’s have been sold to King Saud University in a deal arranged by Carolyn Forde, on behalf of Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists.
Latvian rights to Marc Lewis’s 2015 non-fiction work The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease have been sold to Lietusdarzs by Tatjana Zoldnere at Andrew Nurnberg Associates Baltic with Carolyn Forde, on behalf of Michael Levine at Westwood Creative Artists.