June 27, 2016; Toronto— Terry Fallis, bestselling author and two-time winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour, has signed a new deal with McClelland & Stewart, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, for two novels to be released in 2017 and 2018. Fallis’s previous five bestselling novels were also published with McClelland & Stewart.
“We’re thrilled to have two more novels from Terry under contract,” says Marion Garner, Deputy Publisher, VP of Penguin Random House Canada. “Terry is a joy to work with – a true partner in the process. His writing is seamless, and his willingness to promote and loyalty to his fans are unparalleled.”
Fallis’s first novel, The Best Laid Plans, began as a podcast, then was self-published, won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, was re-published by McClelland & Stewart to great reviews, was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC’s Canada Reads as “the essential Canadian novel of the decade,” and became a CBC Television series. His subsequent four novels have all been bestsellers, and have been finalists for an impressive string of literary prizes. He won the 2013 Evergreen Award for Up and Down, and then last year, earned his second Leacock Medal for No Relation.
Fallis’s upcoming novel with M&S will be titled One Brother Shy, to be published in 2017. Another novel will follow in 2018.
About Terry Fallis
Terry Fallis grew up in Toronto and earned an engineering degree from McMaster University. Drawn to politics at an early age, he worked for cabinet ministers at Queen’s Park and in Ottawa. He has written five bestselling novels—The Best Laid Plans, The High Road, Up and Down, No Relation, and Poles Apart – which have won CBC Canada Reads, the Leacock Medal, the Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award and the Canadian Booksellers Association’s Libris Award for Author of the Year. A skilled public speaker, Terry Fallis is also co-founder of the public relations agency Thornley Fallis. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons, and blogs at www.terryfallis.com. Follow @TerryFallis on Twitter.
About McClelland & Stewart
Founded in 1906, McClelland & Stewart is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious publishers in Canada, publishing many of the country’s most celebrated and beloved authors, including Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Terry Fallis, Elizabeth Hay, Anne Michaels, Rohinton Mistry, Michael Ondaatje, Jane Urquhart, and Guy Vanderhaeghe, as well as the next generation of great Canadian writers. McClelland & Stewart is also the proud Canadian home for such distinguished international authors as Paul Auster, Eleanor Catton, Anne Enright, Damon Galgut, David Grossman, Ben Lerner, Eimear McBride, Andrew O’Hagan, David Szalay, Jim Shepard, Colm Tóibín, and Sarah Waters.
Kaitlin Smith; Publicist; Penguin Random House Canada