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June 11, 2018 (Toronto) – Random House Canada is pleased to announce My Stories, My Times by Jean Chrétien, on sale October 23, 2018. Published to coincide with the 25-year anniversary of Mr. Chrétien becoming Canada’s prime minister for the first of three consecutive majority terms, My Stories, My Times is written in Jean Chrétien’s unmistakable voice, as he recounts amusing and illuminating anecdotes from his life before, during and after politics. Recently the subject of a two-part documentary airing on the Documentary Channel and ICI Radio-Canada Télé, Jean Chrétien has continued to stay
Toronto (June 5, 2018) – Internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Wayne Johnston’s latest novel First Snow, Last Light is now available as an audiobook, read by four Newfoundland actors: David Ferry (Ned), Gordon Pinsent (Reg), Mary Lewis (Sheilagh) and Ryan Wells (Brendan). This marks the first multi-voice audio produced by Penguin Random House Canada’s new in-house audio program. Ann Jansen, Audio Producer for Penguin Random House Canada, said of the production: “Wayne Johnston’s beautiful novel about the mysteries of love and loss is a perfect book for audio, with four
Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption by Stephen J. Harper June 4, 2018 (Toronto) – Signal Books is pleased to announce Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption by Stephen J. Harper, on sale October 16, 2018. Right Here, Right Now draws on Harper’s decade of experience as a Canadian Prime Minister and G-7 leader, to help readers understand the changes we are seeing in politics, business and society. Designed as a blueprint for global decision makers and leaders everywhere, Right Here, Right Now offers exclusive and highly
Markus Dohle Chief Executive Officer Penguin Random House May 17, 2018 Dear Colleagues, Today, BRAD MARTIN is announcing that he will retire as CEO of Penguin Random House Canada, effective June 30, 2018, the culmination of a career of unparalleled accomplishment with our company and in Canadian trade publishing. From his earliest days in book publishing, Brad demonstrated and became widely recognized and respected for his keen instinct for sales and marketing, and especially, a passion for books and publishing. His support and commitment to Canadian literature has helped to create the
Penguin Canada announces the forthcoming publication of a book on sexual politics by investigative reporter Robyn Doolittle. Doolittle was just named “2017 Journalist of the Year” by the National Newspaper Awards, as well as winner of the National Newspaper Award in the Investigations category for her Globe and Mail series Unfounded. Had It Coming will tell the personal stories of men and women caught in the fraught territory of sexual assault—in and out of the courtroom—and depict the current climate about the meaning of consent and the legal framework around sexual assault. The deal was arranged by agent Martha Webb at CookeMcDermid, and the work will be published in Canada in 2019.
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