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Monday, April 9, 2018 (Toronto)—McClelland & Stewart announces the forthcoming publication of a book by journalist Justin Ling about the murders of at least seven men who disappeared from Toronto’s Gay Village. The deal was arranged by agent Martha Webb at CookeMcDermid, and the as-yet-untitled work will be published in Canada in print and digital formats in 2019. McClelland & Stewart publisher Jared Bland said, “All of us at McClelland & Stewart have been enormously impressed by the depth and sensitivity of Justin Ling’s reporting on this case. We’re honoured to be working with
Strange Light has acquired Canadian English rights to Max Porter’s second novel Lanny , which follows Porter’s much-heralded 2016 debut Grief Is the Thing with Feathers . Set in an unremarkable English village outside of London, Lanny is powered by Dead Papa Toothwort, a mythical figure that schoolchildren used to draw, green and leafy, choked by tendrils growing out of his mouth, who awakens after a glorious slumber. Amidst a chorus of 21st-century townsfolk at once wrapped up in the drudgeries of modern life and protective of a long gone way of living, Toothwort becomes darkly fixated on a
Penguin Random House Canada announces the launch of a new imprint, Strange Light, that will publish cutting-edge voices exploring evolving literary forms.
McClelland & Stewart is honoured to announce the forthcoming publication of a final novel by the late Richard Wagamese , the beloved, bestselling author of Indian Horse and Medicine Walk . This posthumously published novel, entitled Starlight , will be released on August 14, 2018, in hardcover and as an ebook and audiobook. The deal was arranged by John Pearce of Westwood Creative Artists in association with Chris Casuccio, on behalf of Richard Wagamese’s Estate. Set in the B.C. Interior in 1980, Starlight tells the story of an abused woman on the run with her young child—and what happens
New York, New York (February 25, 2018) – A global publication date of Tuesday, November 13, 2018, has been set for the highly anticipated memoir by Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States of America. The news was announced today by Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, which acquired world publishing rights to the book. Titled BECOMING , Mrs. Obama’s book will be released in the U.S. and Canada in print and digital formats by the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House. An audio edition of the book, read by Mrs. Obama, will be simultaneously issued in
Penguin Canada is proud to announce a new work from the award-winning and internationally bestselling writer and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Khaled Hosseini . The new work, entitled Sea Prayer , is a short, illustrated book which Hosseini wrote in response to the current refugee crisis and the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on the beach in Turkey in September 2015. Written in the form of a letter, Sea Prayer is a father’s reflection as he watches over his sleeping son, on the dangerous journey across the sea that lies before them. It is
We are excited to share the news that Penguin Random House Canada is home to THREE of the five books in contention for this year’s CANADA READS ! This year’s theme for Canada Reads is One Book To Open Your Eyes , featuring books that challenge readers to look differently at themselves, their neighbours and the world around them. This is a fantastic promotional opportunity for our books, as they will be featured on CBC platforms throughout the next two months, and will then be championed and discussed in a week-long series on-air radio debates which run March 26-29th. Our authors are: SHARON
We are pleased to share the news that Penguin Random House Canada is home to TWO of the five authors on the shortlist for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize, celebrating literary non-fiction. Our shortlisted authors are: JAMES MASKALYK for Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine , published by Doubleday Canada and edited by Martha Kanya-Forstner The jury wrote: Starting with A is for Airway, physician and humanitarian James Maskalyk leads us through the many ways in which our bodies sustain and fail us, and how we become better able to tend – and attend – to each other.
We are pleased to share the news that Penguin Random House Canada is home to FIVE of the fifteen books on the longlist for this year’s Canada Reads. Our longlisted authors are: SHARON BALA for THE BOAT PEOPLE , published by and just newly on sale from McClelland & Stewart and edited by Anita Chong; also available as an audiobook narrated by Athena Karkanis DAVID CHARIANDY for BROTHER , published by McClelland & Stewart and edited by Martha Kanya-Forstner; also available as an audiobook read by Joseph Pierre CRAIG DAVIDSON for PRECIOUS CARGO , published by Knopf Canada and edited by