May 2017

Sales

World rights to Erin Frances Fisher's That Tiny Life to House of Anansi Press.

April 2017

Awards

Congratulations, Kai Ashante Wilson. A Taste of Honey is nominated for a 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

Congratulations, Winnie Mack. Bitter Sweet is nominated for a 2017 Diamond Willow Award.

Congratulations, Vikki VanSickle. If I Had a Gryphon is nominated for a 2017 Shining Willow Award and 2017 Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award.

March 2017

Awards

Congratulations, Sharon Ashwood. Enchanted Warrior is a finalist for the 2017 Paranormal Romance RITA Award.

Congratulations, Scaachi Koul. One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter is a national bestseller.

Sales

World English rights to Jeff VanderMeer's The Adventures of Jonathan Lambshead trilogy, starting with Jonathan Lambshead and the Golden Sphere, to FSG Books for Young Readers.

February 2017

Effective immediately, The Cooke Agency will represent all rights for Love You Forever on behalf of Bob Munsch Enterprises Ltd. The classic 1986 picture book has sold 25 million copies and is one of the top five bestselling children’s books of all time.

Awards

Congratulations, Kate Taylor. Serial Monogamy is nominated for a 2017 Evergreen Award, one of the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading prizes.

Sales

World rights to Sharon Ashwood's third and fourth books in her Camelot Reborn (prev. Knight’s Spell) series, Enchanter Redeemed and Royal Enchantment, to Harlequin Nocturne.

World rights to Erin Dionne's Captain's Log: Snowbound to Scholastic.

North America English rights to Jason Hrivnak's Mutilation Song to ChiZine Publications.

Film/TV rights to Thomas Olde Heuvelt's HEX to Gary Dauberman (It, Annabelle).

World English rights to K. R. Richardson's Scattered Objects to Pyr Books.

North America English rights to John Schoffstall's Half-Witch to Small Beer Press.

January 2017

Karen Lord has been named the Toastmistress for Worldcon 2017.

Awards

Congratulations, Thomas Olde Heuvelt. HEX has made it to the preliminary ballot for the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Awards. Furthermore, HEX was named to the American Library Association's 2017 reading list as the year's best horror novel for adults.

Congratulations Maureen Palmer and Mike Pond. Their documentary Wasted, based on their book of the same name, is nominated for Best Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Sales

North America English rights to Anna Olson's Quintessential Christmas to Appetite by Random House.

December 2016

Sales

Comic book rights to Thomas Olde Heuvelt's HEX to IDW Publishing.

November 2016

Indra Das's The Devourers has been named one of 2016's top five science fiction and fantasy titles in The Washington Post and one of the best science fiction and fantasy books of the year by Barnes and Noble.

Rupi Kaur was profiled in FLARE Magazine.

Awards

Congratulations to Joan Clark. The Birthday Lunch has been longlisted for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award.

Sales

World rights to Meira Cook's Once More With Feeling to House of Anansi Press.

North America English rights to Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's The Big Book of Classic Fantasy to Penguin Random House US.

Simplified Chinese rights to Vikki VanSickle's If I Had a Gryphon to Beijing United Publishing.

October 2016

Awards

Congratulations to Alanna Mitchell. Malignant Metaphor won the 2016 Lane Anderson Award.

Congratulations to Neil Smith. He has been nominated for a Governor General's Award for his French-to-English translation of The Goddess of Fireflies by Genevieve Pettersen.

Congratulations, Vikki VanSickle. If I Had a Gryphon is nominated for the Ontario Library Association's 2017 Blue Spruce Award.

Sales

Film/TV rights to Jeff VanderMeer's Borne to Paramount Pictures and Scott Rudin Productions.

North America English rights to Janice Lynn Mather's Learning to Breathe and her next untitled YA novel to Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Hungarian rights to Thomas Olde Heveult's HEX to Maxim Publishing.

Russian rights to Thomas Olde Heveult's HEX to Exmo.

August 2016

Vikki VanSickle's If I Had a Gryphon was included in Slate.com's roundup of Books Your Kids Will Actually Like, Chosen by the People Who Know.

Awards

Congratulations to Alanna Mitchell. Malignant Metaphor has been nominated for the 2016 Lane Anderson Award.

Sales

Czech rights to Thomas Olde Heuvelt's HEX to Argo.

Russian rights to Jesse Bullington's The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart to AST Publishing Group.

Simplified Chinese rights to Piers Steel's The Procrastination Equation to Cheers Publishing.

July 2016

Awards

Congratulations to Neil Smith. Boo has been shortlisted for the 2016 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.

Sales

Canada English and North America French rights to Vikki VanSickle's The Winnowing to Scholastic Canada.

Film/TV rights to A. Lee Martinez's Monster to Moon Spin Films.

Japanese rights to Thomas Olde Heuvelt's HEX to Okla Publishing.

Czech rights to MJ Summers's Breaking Clear to Euromedia.

June 2016

Awards

Congratulations to Neil Smith. Boo has won the Prix de la Biennale and has been longlisted for the 2016 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.

Sales

World rights to Gillian Chan's The Disappearance to Annick Press.

World German rights to A. Lee Martinez's The Last Adventure of Constance Verity to Piper Verlag.

North America English rights to Jack Todd's Rose & Poe to ECW.

Croatian rights to Dianne Warren's Liberty Street to Hena Com.

May 2016

Sales

North American English audio rights to Carmen Aguirre's Mexican Hooker #1 to Post-Hypnotic Press.

Canada English rights to Helen Marshall's Everything That is Born to Random House Canada.

Macedonian rights to Guy Vanderhaeghe's Daddy Lenin and Other Stories to Begemot Dooel.

April 2016

Congratulations to Scaachi Koul, who has been named one of FLARE Magazine's "Sixty Under 30."

Awards

Congratulations to Karim Alrawi. Book of Sands is shortlisted for the Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award.

Congratulations to Sharon Ashwood. Possessed By A Wolf is shortlisted for the Paranormal Romance RITA Award.

Congratulations to Méira Cook. Nightwatching won the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. Her poetry collection Monologue Dogs was also nominated for the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry and McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.

Congratulations to Connie Gault. A Beauty won the University of Regina Book of the Year Award.

Congratulations to Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff. Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry won the 2016 National Business Book Award.

Congratulations to Alanna Mitchell. Malignant Metaphor is shortlisted for the 2015 Canadian Science Writers' Association Science in Society General Book Award.

Sales

Simplified Chinese rights to Thomas Olde Heuvelt's HEX to Yongzheng Books, on behalf of Uitgevirij Luitingh-Sijthoff. Serbian rights have also sold to Vulkan Izdavastvo and Polish rights to Zysk i S-ka.

March 2016

Awards

Congratulations to W.C. Mack. Athlete vs Mathlete won the 2016 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award.

Congratulations to Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff. Losing the SIgnal is longlisted for the 2016 National Business Book Award.

Congratulations to Neil Smith. Boo is nominated for the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award.

Sales

World French rights to Thomas Olde Heuvelt's HEX to Bragelonne, on behalf of Uitgevirij Luitingh-Sijthoff.

World English audio rights to A. Lee Martinez's Constance Verity trilogy to Recorded Books.

February 2016

Congratulations to Indra Das. The Devourers is shortlisted for the 2016 Crawford Award and has been named to the 2015 Locus Recommended Reading list.

Congratulations to Erin Dionne. Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking has been named to the Iowa Teen Award 2016-2017 list.

Congratulations to Connie Gault, Guy Vanderhaeghe and Dianne Warren. A Beauty, Daddy Lenin and Liberty Streethave each been nominated for the Saskatchewan Book Award.

Sales

World rights to Hiromi Goto's graphica novel Shadow Life to First Second Press.

World Ukranian rights to Thomas Olde Heuvelt's HEX to Krajina MRIY, on behalf of Uitgevirij Luitingh-Sijthoff.

World French rights to Jeff VanderMeer's City of Saints and Madmen to Au Diable Vauvert.

January 2016

Sales

World English and French rights to Christopher Moore's The Story of Canada to Scholastic Canada.

December 2015

Congratulations to Guy Vanderhaeghe and Jacquie McNish. Both Daddy Lenin and Other Stories and Losing the Signal appear on the Globe and Mail's 100 Best Books of 2015 list.

The Edmonton Journal published a great profile on MJ Summers, who finally reveals her true identiy.

Sales

Spanish renewal rights to Piers Steel's The Procrastination Equation to Grijalbo.

Dutch e-book rights to four of Thomas Olde Heuvelt's short stories—the multi-prize winner and nominee "The Boy Who Cast No Shadow," Hugo-winning "The Day the World Turned Upside Down," "The Ink Readers of Doi Saket," and "Hertenhart en Gembertimbaaltjes"—to Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijtoff.

Canada French rights to Neil Smith's Bang Crunch to Editions Alto.

Canada English and North America French rights to W.C. Mack's Whiteout to Scholastic Canada. 

November 2015

Gina Rodriguez in talks to star alongside Natalie Portman in Alex Garland's film adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation.

Awards

Congratulations to Neil Smith. Boo has won the 2015 Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. It is also nominated for the 2016 Prix des Libraires prize.

Congratulations to Marsha Skrypuch. Dance of the Banished has won the 2015 Geoffry Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People.

Sales

Portuguese Brazil rights to Thomas Olde Heuvelt's HEX to DarkSide Publishing; Turkish rights to Nemesis Kitap.

October 2015

Awards

Congratulations to Guy Vanderhaeghe. Daddy Lenin and Other Stories has won the 2015 Governor General's Award for Fiction, the third time the author has received this prize.

Congratulations to Natalie Morrill. At the Top of the Wall, Alight has been named the third recipient of the UBC/HarperCollins Publishers Best New Fiction Prize.

Congratulations to Indra Das. The Devourers is nominated for the Tata Literature Live First Book Award, one of a series of awards given at the Mumbai International Literary Festival.

Sales

Canada English rights to Tasneem Jamal's memoir, The Red Forgiving Earth, to HarperCollins Publishers.

Film rights to Joan Clark's Audience of Chairs to Wreckhouse Productions.

September 2015

Awards

Congratulations to Connie Gault. A Beauty is longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Congratulations to Marsha Skrypuch. Both Dance of the Banished and Underground Soldier are finalistsfor the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People.

Congratulations to Indra Das. The Devourers is nominated for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, one of a series of awards given at the Mumbai International Literary Festival.

Sales

North America English rights to Alanna Mitchell's The Spinning Magnet to Dutton.

Canada English rights to Timothy Taylor's The Rule of Stephens to Doubleday Canada.

Film/TV rights to Kat Richardson's Greywalker series to Muse Entertainment and Backalley Films.

Complex Chinese rights to Emily White's Count Me In to China Times.

August 2015

News

July 2015

Awards

Congratulations to Helen Marshall. Gifts for the Ones Who Come After won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Single-Author Collection.

Congratulations to Jeff VanderMeer. Annihilation won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Single-Author Collection.

Sales

Turkish rights to Alfred Hermida's Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters to Kafka Books/Epsilon.

 

June 2015

Congratulations to Joan Clark. The Birthday Lunch is a Globe and Mail bestseller.

Congratulations to Jacquie McNish. Losing the Signal is a Globe and Mail bestseller.

Awards

Congratulations to Jeff VanderMeer. Annihilation won the 2015 Nebula Award for Best Novel.

Congratulations to W.C. Mack. Athlete vs Mathlete is on the 2015-16 Massachusetts Children's Book Award list and has been nominated for the 2016 Garden State Children's Book Award, making it ten state lists that the book now appears on.

Congratulations to Eric McCormack. Cloud is longlisted for the Sunburst Award for Best Adult Book.

Congratulations to Helen Marshall. Gifts for the One Who Comes After is longlisted for the Sunburst Award for Best Adult Book.

Sales

Canada English rights to Trevor Corkum’s The Electric Boy to Doubleday Canada.

World rights to Anna Olson's Bake with Anna Olson to Appetite Books.

Canada English rights to Guy Vanderhaeghe's untitled novel to McClelland & Stewart.

May 2015

Congratulations to Méira Cook. Nightwatching is #1 on the Winnipeg Free Press bestseller list.

Awards 

Congratulations to Jeff VanderMeer. Annihilation is shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel. Furthermore, The Southern Reach Trilogy—including Annihilation, Authority and Acceptance and sold together as Area X—is nominated for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

Jeff VanderMeer and Ann VanderMeer's anthology The Time Traveler's Almanac is also up for a Locus Award for Best Anthology.

Congratulations to Sofia Samatar. Her short story "Ogres of East Africa" is shortlisted for the Locus Award for Best Short Story.

Congratulations to Helen Marshall. Gifts for the One Who Comes After is shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Single-Author Volume. It is also shortlisted for the Aurora Award for Best Related Work.

April 2015

Congratulations to Brian Francis. Fruit is included on Amazon's "100 Canadian Books to Read in a Lifetime" and CBC Books' "100 Books That Make You Proud to be a Canadian" lists.

Tasneem Jamal published a piece in Chatelaine about the experience, and consequences of, moving her family to East Africa to write her novel Where the Air is Sweet.

Awards

Congratulations to Alfred Hermida. Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters won the National Business Book Award.

Congratulations to Helen Marshall. Gifts for the One Who Comes After is longlisted for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Prize.

Congratulations to W.C. Mack. Athlete vs Mathlete is nominated for Florida's Sunshine State Young Readers Award.

Sales

English North America rights to Indra Das' The Devourers to Del Rey.

Canada English rights to Anthony De Sa's Children of the Moon to Doubleday Canada.

Simplified Chinese rights to Emily White’s Lonely to CN Beijing Mediatime.

Complex Chinese rights to Emily White’s Lonely to Domain.

March 2015

Erin Dionne wrote a poignant and thoughtful piece about her experience as a member of the jury pool for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial.

Awards

Congratulations to Helen Marshall. Gifts for the One Who Comes After is longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize.

Sales

Canada English rights to Scaachi Koul’s In Pursuit of Misery: One Day We Will All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter to Doubleday Canada.

North America English rights to Michael Pond and Maureen Palmer's Wasted: An Alcoholic Therapist's Fight for Recovery in a Flawed Treatment System, previously titled The Couch of Willingness, to Greystone Books.  

Dutch rights to Neil Smith’s Boo to Nieuw Amsterdam.

Dutch rights to Alex Marshall's A Crown for Cold Silver to Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff.

February 2015

Sales

Canada English rights to Lucy Clarke's The Blue to Simon & Schuster Canada.

January 2015

Sales

Volume World Dutch rights to Thomas Olde Heuvelt’s next two novels, following on the heels of Hex, to Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff.

Japanese rights to Eric McCormack’s Cloud to Tokyo Sogensha.

December 2014

Sales

Canada English rights to Dianne Warren’s The Buckmans in Full Bloom to HarperCollinsCanada.

Canada English rights to Kate Taylor’s Serial Monogamy to Doubleday Canada.

November 2014

The Cooke Agency in association with HarperCollins Canada and UBC is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2014 HarperCollins Canada/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction. For the press release, please click here.

Sales

World rights to Jeff VanderMeer’s Space Oddities & Super Freaks: The Secret History Of Science Fiction & Fantasy to Abrams Image.

World German rights to Neil Smith’s novel Boo to Schöffling. World Czech rights also sold to Argo.

World German rights to Alex Marshall’s A Crown for Cold Silver and the next two books in his debut epic fantasy trilogy to Piper, in a pre-empt. World Russian rights to A Crown for Cold Silver also sold to Azbooka-Atticus.

World Czech rights to MJ Summers’s Break in Two and Breaking Love, the first and second novels in her Full Hearts romance series, to Euromedia. World Slovakian rights to both also sold to Ikar.

October 2014

Awards

Congratulations to The Cooke Agency's own proprietor and literary agent, Dean Cooke. He has been named the recipient of the 2014 Ivy Award, an annual award presented by the IV Programme in conjunction with the IFOA to a person who has made a substantial contribution to Canadian publishing. John Irving will present the prize on October 27th. More details here.

Congratulations to Vikki VanSickle. Summer Days, Starry Nights is nominated for the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Red Maple Award for Fiction.

September 2014

Congratulations to Jeff VanderMeer. His novel Acceptance, the third and final book in his The Southern Reach Trilogy, appeared on The New York Times Bestseller List the week of September 21st

Awards

Congratulations to Sarah Waters. Her novel The Paying Guests is a finalist for the 2014 Kirkus Prize for Fiction.

Congratulations to Don Cummer. His middle grade novel Brothers at War is nominated for the 2014 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People.

Congratulations to W.C. Mack. Her middle grade novel Athlete vs. Mathlete is nominated for the 2016 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award.

Congratulations to Marsha Skrypuch. Making Bombs for Hitler won the 2013 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award.

July 2014

Awards

Congratulations to Thomas Olde Heuvelt. His short story "The Ink Readers of Doi SAket" is nominated for a 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.

Congratulations to Jeff VanderMeer. He is nominated for a 2014 World Fantasy Special Award—Professional for his work on Wonderbook, alongside Jeremy Zerfoss.

June 2014

Sales

Film rights to A. Lee Martinez's Gil's All Fright Diner have been optioned by Animal Logic.

English-language Canadian rights to Joan Clark's The Birthday Lunch to Knopf Canada.

TV rights to Thomas Olde Heuvelt's Hex have been optioned by Warner Bros. TV.

North American English-language rights to A. Lee Martinez's Constance Verity trilogy to Saga (Simon & Schuster).

World rights to Vikki Vansickle's If I Had A Gryphon to Tundra Books.

English-language rights for the Indian Subcontinent to Indrapramit Das's The Benevolence of Devourers.

Awards

Congratulations to Jeff VanderMeer. Wonderbook won the 2014 Locus Magazine Award for Best Non-Fiction.

May 2014

Awards

Congratulations to Michael Rowe. Wild Fell is a finalist for the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel.

Congratulations to Jeff VanderMeer. Wonderbook is nominated for the Best Related Work Hugo Award.

Congratulations to Karen Lord. The Best of All Possible Worlds is nominated for the 2014 Best Science Fiction Novel Locus Award.

Congratulations to Jeff VanderMeer. Wonderbook is nominated for the 2014 Best Non-Fiction Book Locus Award.

Congratulations to Jeff and Ann VanderMeer. They are nominated, together, for the 2014 Best Editor Locus Award.

April 2014

Sales

English-language Canadian rights to Reif Larsen's I Am Radar to Penguin Canada.

English-language Canadian rights to Neil Smith's Boo to Knopf Canada.

English-language US rights to Neil Smith's Boo to Vintage.

Awards

Congratulations to Thomas Olde Heuvelt. Hex won the Best Novel of 2013 Fantasywereld Award, a publicly voted Dutch award.

Congratulations to Carolyn Abraham. The Juggler's Children is shortlisted for the 2014 Canadian Science Writers' Association Award.

March 2014

Awards

Congratulations to C.C. Benison. He is nominated for the 2014 Libris Award for Author of the Year.

Congratulations to Anthony De Sa. His novel Kicking the Sky is nominated for the 2014 Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year.

Congratulations to W.C. Mack. Her novel Athlete Vs. Mathlete is nominated for the 2015 Rhode Island Children's Book Award and the 2014-2015 Maine Student Book Award.

Sales

Canada English-language rights to Kamin Mohammadi's La Bella Figura to Appetite for Random House Canada.


North American rights to TOR and UK rights to Hodder, at auction, for Thomas Olde Heuvelt's Hex.

January 2014

Sales

English-language Canadian rights to Jacquie Mcnish and Sean Silcoff's The Start-Up That Never Grew Up: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry to HarperCollins Canada

Canadian rights to Catherine Gildiner's After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties and World English rights to Coming Ashore, both to ECW Press

December 2013

Sales

World rights to Stephen Cole's Lady Byng Died in Boston: How the Bruins, Flyers and Canadiens Re-Invented Hockey in the Slam-Bam '70s to Doubleday Canada.

Canada English-language rights to Meira Cook's Every Mother's Child to HarperCollins Canada.

Awards

Congratulations to Carolyn Abraham. Her memoir The Juggler's Children is a finalist for the 10th annual B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-fiction and has been long-listed for the RBC Taylor Prize.

November 2013

Sales

World French rights to Emma Jane Holloway's A Study in Silks to Bragelonne.

North American English-language rights to Andrew Podnieks' Stanley Cup Champions 2013 to McClelland & Stewart.

World Spanish rights to Karen Lord's Redemption in Indigo to RBA Libros.

World German rights to CS Richardson's The Emperor of Paris and The End of the Alphabet to Hoffman und Campe.

English condensation rights for Canada and Australia/New Zealand, in addition to Canada French, Thai and Chinese condensation rights, to Carolyn Abraham's The Juggler's Children to Reader's Digest.

Awards

Congratulations to Carolyn Abraham. The Juggler's Children is nominated for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

Congratulations to CJ Sansom. Dominion has been long listed for the 2014 IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards.

Congratulations to Will Wiles. Care of Wooden Floors has been long listed for the 2014 IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards.

Congratulations to John Irving. In One Person has been long listed for the 2014 IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards.

Congratulations to Benjamin Wood. The Bellwether Revivals has been long listed for the 2014 IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards.

Congratulations to Karim Alrawi. His debut novel Book of Sands has been declared the winner of our inaugural HarperCollinsCanada/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing MFA program, Karim has accepted our offer of representation and Book of Sands is scheduled for publication by HarperCollinsCanada in 2015. Please see here for the official press release.

October 2013

Sales

World rights to Andrew Podnieks' Where Countries Come to Play to McClelland & Stewart.

Canada English-language rights to C. J. Sansom's Dominion to Doubleday Canada.

Awards

We are thrilled to have announced the shortlist for the inaugural HarperCollinsCanada/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction. Open to students of the UBC MFA for Creative Writing, the winner will be offered literary representation by The Cooke Agency and will have their winning manuscript published by HarperCollinsCanada. The runners-up will be granted one hour of editorial guidance from HarperCollinsCanada. Please see here for the official judges' comments on the three finalists for the 2013 HarperCollinsCanada/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction.

Congratulations to Carolyn Abraham. The Juggler's Children is nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-fiction and is her second book to be nominated after Possessing Genius.

Congratulations to Marsha Skrypuch. Making Bombs for Hitler won the 2013 Silver Birch Award for Fiction and is shortlisted for the 2014 Kobzar Literary Award.

September 2013

Sales

Canada English-language rights to Sarah Waters' The Paying Guests to McClelland & Stewart.

Awards

Congratulations to Guy Vanderhaeghe. On September 25th, he will be honoured by the province of Saskatchewan with the 2013 Lieutenant Governor's Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

Congratulations to Gillian Chan. A Call to Battle is nominated for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People.

Congratulations to Marsha Skrypuch. Making Bombs for Hitler is nominated for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People.

August 2013

Sales

Canadian English rights to Deryn Collier's Open Secret to Simon & Schuster Canada.

World English rights to Alex Marshall's A Crown for Cold Silver to Orbit Books.

UK/Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to Carmen Aguirre's Mexican Hooker #1, to Granta/Portobello Books.

July 2013

Sales

Audio rights to Emma Jane Holloway's Baskerville trilogy, starting with A Study in Silks, to Audible.

Awards

Congratulations to Patrick Lane. He has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Congratulations to Carrie Mac. The Opposite of Tidy is nominated for the Stellar Book Award.

June 2013

Sales

World Complex Chinese rights, excluding China, to C.S. Richardson's The End of the Alphabet to New Rain Publishing Co.

World French rights to Guy Vanderhaeghe's A Good Man to Albin Michel.

World English rights, excluding Canada, to W.C. Mack's Timeout, book three in her Athlete vs. Mathlete series, to Bloomsbury USA.

French Canadian rights to Claire Mulligan's The Dark to Éditions Alto.

Awards

Congratulations to Erin Dionne. Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet has been named to the Massachusetts Children's Book Award list for 2013-2014.

Congratulations to John Irving. His novel In One Person won a LAMBDA award in the Bisexual Literature category. Mr. Irving also received the Bridge Builder Award, which honours a distinguished ally to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community whose work promotes meaningful understanding about the lives of LGBT people.

May 2013

Sales

French rights to Karen Lord's The Best of All Possible Worlds and its forthcoming sequel, The Galaxy Game, sold to Panini France.

French rights to Mary Novik's Muse sold to Éditions Hurtubise

Awards

Congratulations to Nancy Richler. She is shortlisted for a Libris Canadian Booksellers' Award for Author of the Year while Imposter Bride is nominated for Fiction Book of the Year.

April 2013

Awards

Congratulations to Deryn Collier. Confined Space is shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis award in the Best First Novel category.

Sales

World Spanish rights to Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's Steampunk and Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded to Edge Entertainment.

March 2013

Sales

Film rights to Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, beginning with the forthcoming Annihilation, have been optioned by Paramount Pictures and Scott Rudin Productions.

North American rights to Carmen Aguirre's Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, and her next untitled memoir, sold to Random House Canada.

Italian rights to Mary Novik's Muse sold to Newton Compton.

Awards

Congratulations to C.C. Benison. Eleven Pipers Piping has been nominated for a Manitoba Book Award in the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction category.

February 2013

Sales

Israeli rights to Nancy Richler's The Imposter Bride sold to Simanim Publishers.

Awards

Congratulations to The Cooke Agency & Cooke International's own Suzanne Brandreth, who was selected to be a Zev Birger Jerusalem International Book Fair Fellows at the 26th biennial Jerusalem International Book Fair.

Congratulations to Karen Lord. Redemption in Indigo won the Kitschies 2012 Golden Tentacle Award, awarded for best debut novel.

January 2013

Sales

World rights to Sharon Ashwood's Deadly Engagement and Death Takes a Bride, books three and four of the Four Horsemen series, to Nocturne.

Canadian English and North American French rights to Don Cummer's Brothers at War to Scholastic Canada.

Awards

Congratulations to Karen Lord. Redemption in Indigo is shorlisted for The Kitschies 2012 Golden Tentacle Award for Best Debut.

Congratulations to Jesse Bullington. The Folly of the World is shortlisted for The Kitschies 2012 Red Tentacle Award.

December 2012

Sales

French rights to Erin Dionne's The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet sold to Helium Editions.

Canadian English and North American French rights to W.C. Mack's Double Dribble (Tag Team in Canada) (Book 2: Athlete vs. Mathlete series) have been sold to Scholastic Canada

Canadian English rights to Claire Mulligan's The Dark sold to Doubleday Canada.

Awards

Congratulations to C.C. Benison. Eleven Pipers Piping is on The Washington Post's 'Twelve Books of Christmas' list.

Congratulations to Jesse Bullington. The Folly of the World is a Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2012 selection.

November 2012

Sales

Norwegian rights to Nancy Richler's The Imposter Bride sold to Pax Forlag.

World rights to Jeff Vandermeer's Annihilation and two more books in the Southern Reach trilogy, Authority, and Assimilation sold to FSG in a six-figure deal.

Awards

Congratulations to Nancy Richler. The Imposter Bride is included on The Globe and Mail's Top Canadian Fiction list.

Congratulations to CS Richardson. The Emperor of Paris is included on The Globe and Mail's Top Canadian Fiction list.

Congratulations to Benjamin Wood. The Bellwether Revivals is shortlisted for the 2012 Costa First Novel Award.

Congratulations to Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. The Weird has won the World Fantasy Award, Best Anthology category.

Congratulations to John Irving. In One Person is on The New York Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2012.

October 2012

Sales

Canadian English rights to Joe Beernink's Nowhere Wild sold to HarperCollins Canada.

German rights to A. Lee Martinez's Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain sold to Piper Verlag.

Awards

Congratulations to Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Two of their collections, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities and The Weird have been nominated for the World Fantasy Awards, Best Anthology category.

Congratulations to Jeff VanderMeer and S.J. Chambers, on their nomination for the World Fantasy Award, Special Award Professional category, for The Steampunk Bible.

Congratulations to Nancy Richler. The Imposter Bride has been shortlisted for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Congratulations to Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. The Weird won the award for Best Anthology at the 2012 British Fantasy Awards.

Congratulations to Harry Thurston. The Atlantic Coast has won the Lane Anderson Award.

September 2012

Sales

World rights to Jeff VanderMeer and S. J. Chambers' Steampunk User's Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-Futurist Dreams sold to Abrams Image.

Canadian English rights to Lottie Moggach's Kiss Me First sold to Doubleday Canada, in a pre-empt, on behalf of Greene & Heaton.

Canadian English rights to Alfred Hermida's Tell Everyone sold to Doubleday Canada.

World English rights to Holly Phillips' At the Edge of Waking, a collection of short fiction, sold to Prime Books.

Canadian English and North American French rights to Marsha Skrypuch's Luka sold to Scholastic Canada.

Awards

Congratulations to C.S. Richardson. The Emperor of Paris has been longlisted for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Congratulations to Nancy Richler. The Imposter Bride has been longlisted for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

August 2012

Sales

North American rights to Ann VanderMeer's anthology Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution sold to Tachyon Publications.

French Canadian rights to C.S. Richardson's The Emperor of Paris sold to Éditions Alto.

Turkish rights to Hiromi Goto's Darkest Light sold to Ithaki Ithaki Yayinlari.

World English rights to Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's The Time Traveler's Almanac sold to Head of Zeus.

Canada English and French North American rights to Vikki VanSickle's Days That End In Y to Scholastic Canada.

Canada English and French North American rights to Vikki VanSickle's Reenie Starr to Scholastic Canada.

World rights to W.C. Mack's Breakaway to Scholastic Canada.

July 2012

Sales

Canadian English rights to Sabine Durrant's Under Your Skin and Remember Me This Way sold at auction to Lorissa Sengara at HarperCollins Canada, in a two-book deal, on behalf of Judith Murray of Greene & Heaton.

June 2012

Sales

Audio rights to Karen Lord's The Best of All Possible Worlds sold to Audible.

Dutch rights to CS Richardson's The Emperor of Paris sold to Nieuw Amsterdam.

Spanish rights to Ann & Jeff VanderMeer's Steampunk and Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded sold to Edge Entertainment in a two-book deal.

May 2012

Awards

Congratulations to Mary Rose Donnelly. Great Village has won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction in the 2012 Atlantic Book Awards.

Congratulations to Harry Thurston. The Atlantic Coast has won the Dartmouth Book Award for Non-Fiction in the 2012 Atlantic Book Awards.

Sales

Italian rights to Shree Ghatage's Thirst have been sold to Neri Pozza.

Spanish rights to Karen Lord's The Best of All Possible Worlds and an untitled second novel have sold to RBA Libros.

Italian rights to Jeff VanderMeer's Shriek and Finch have been sold to Elara Libri in a two-book deal.

April 2012

Awards

Congratulations to Mary Rose Donnelly. Great Village has been shortlisted for the 2012 Atlantic Book Awards.

Congratulations to Harry Thurston. The Atlantic Coast has been shortlisted for the 2012 Atlantic Book Awards.

Congratulations to Lilian Nattel. Web of Angels is on The Globe and Mail’s bestseller list.

Congratulations to Nancy Richler. The Imposter Bride is still on the Maclean’s bestseller list.

Sales

Canadian English rights to Helen Giltrow's The Distance have sold to Knopf Canada, in a two-book deal, on behalf of Greene & Heaton.

German rights to Karen Lord's The Best of All Possible Worlds and an untitled second novel have sold to Heyne Verlag.

Canadian English rights to David Carroll’s Quinn and the Hundred Mile Race have sold to Scholastic Canada on behalf of the Scott Waxman Agency.

March 2012

Awards

Congratulations to Nancy Richler. The Imposter Bride is number three on the Maclean’s bestseller list.

Congratulations to Shandi Mitchell. Under This Unbroken Sky has won the 2012 Kobzar Literary Award.

Congratulations to Lilian Nattel. Web of Angels is on The Globe and Mail’s bestseller list.

February 2012

Sales

World rights to Gillian Chan’s Not the Slightest Chance have sold to Scholastic Canada.

Spanish rights to Joan Clark’s Eiriksdottir have sold to Duomo Ediciones.

French rights to Guy Vanderhaeghe’s A Good Man have sold to Albin Michel.

Portuguese (Portugal only) rights to Emily White’s Lonely have sold to Bertrand.

Awards

Congratulations to Guy Vanderhaeghe. A Good Man is on the Maclean’s bestseller list.

January 2012

News

John Irving’s In One Person, which is number 2 on Entertainment Weekly’s top ten books for 2012, will be available May 2012. Watch an interview about the new novel here.

Awards

Congratulations to Guy Vanderhaeghe. A Good Man is on the Maclean’s bestseller list.

December 2011

Sales

Canadian rights to Emily White’s Count Me In have sold to McClelland & Stewart.

North American rights to Emma Jane Holloway’s Gimcrack Angels have sold to Bantam Dell in a three-book deal.

November 2011

Sales

Canadian rights to Mary Stewart Atwell's Wild Girls have sold to Doubleday Canada, on behalf of The Denise Shannon Agency.

Canadian rights to Dennison Smith’s The Eye of the Day have sold to HarperCollins Canada.

October 2011

Sales

Canadian and UK rights to John Irving’s In One Person and an untitled second novel have sold to Knopf Canada and Transworld UK respectively.

Canadian rights to W.C. Mack’s Athlete vs. Mathlete have sold to Scholastic Canada.

US rights to Erin Dionne’s Wreck Your Life and an untitled second novel have sold to Dial Books for Young Readers.

World rights to the first two books of Sharon Ashwood’s new Deadly Horsemen series have sold to Harlequin Nocturne.

World rights to Danie Ware’s Virtual Rorscharch and an untitled second novel have sold to Titan Books.

Czech rights to Dianne Warren’s Cool Water have sold to Geobypol.

September 2011

Sales

US rights to Nancy Richler’s The Imposter Bride have sold to St. Martin’s Press.

Italian rights to Nancy Richler’s The Imposter Bride have sold to Piemme at auction.

Italian rights to Steven Hayward’s Don’t Be Afraid have sold to Baldini Castoldi Dalai.

German rights to A. Lee Martinez’s Chasing the Moon have sold to Piper Verlag.

Dutch rights to Nancy Richler’s The Imposter Bride have sold to Orlando.

Audio rights to books 7, 8, and 9 in Kat Richardson’s Greywalker series have sold to Recorded Books.


August 2011

Sales

World rights to Andrew Podnieks’ NHL Records Forever have sold to McClelland & Stewart.

German omnibus rights to A. Lee Martinez’s The Automatic Detective have sold to Piper Verlag.

Awards

Congratulations to Guy Vanderhaeghe for being named the 2011 Banff Distinguished Author.


July 2011

Awards

Congratulations to Karen Lord. Redemption in Indigo has been nominated for a World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

Congratulations to Sharon Ashwood. Unchained (Book 3: Dark Forgotten series) has won the Romance Writers of America 2011 RITA award in the Paranormal Romance category.

Congratulations to Karen Lord. Redemption in Indigo has won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.

Sales

Audio rights to A Lee Martinez’s Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain have sold to Audible.

US and UK rights to Karen Lord’s The Best of All Possible Worlds have sold to Del Rey and Jo Fletcher Books respectively.

US rights to Nancy Richler’s The Imposter Bride have sold to St. Martin’s Press.

June 2011

Awards

Congratulations to Winnie Mack. After All, You're Callie Boone has been nominated for the Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award and the New Hampshire Great Stone Face Children's Book Award.

Sales

North American English rights to books 7, 8, and 9 in Kat Richardson’s Greywalker series have sold to Penguin US.

French rights to Kat Richardson’s Underground (Greywalker #3) have sold to Bibliotheque Interdite.

World rights to W C Mack’s Line Change have sold to Scholastic Canada.

World English (excluding Canada) rights to two books in W C Mack’s new Athlete vs. Mathlete series have sold to Bloomsbury USA.

Canadian English rights to Lilian Nattel’s Web of Angels have sold to Random House Canada.

Canadian English rights and North American French rights to Vikki VanSickle’s Love Is a Four-Letter Word have sold to Scholastic Canada.

World rights to Gail Whitiker’s No Occupation for a Lady and No Role for a Gentleman have sold to Mills & Boon.

Dutch rights to Steven Hayward’s Don’t Be Afraid have sold to Pimento.

Simplified Chinese rights to Dr. Piers Steel’s The Procrastination Equation have sold to Cheers Publishing.

Romanian rights to Dr. Piers Steel’s The Procrastination Equation have sold to Litera International.

May 2011

Awards

Congratulations to Dianne Warren. Cool Water is a finalist for the High Plains Book Award, Best Woman Writer Category.

Congratulations to Karen Lord. Redemption in Indigo has been nominated for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.

Congratulations to Marsha Skrypuch. Stolen Child has won the Crystal Kite award for the Americas.

April 2011

Awards

Congratulations to Erin Dionne. The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet has been nominated for the 2011 Keystone (Pennsylvania) State Reading Association Young Adult Book Award.

Congratulations to Kaaron Warren. Dead Sea Fruit has been shortlisted for both the Aurealis Award for best collection and the Ditmar award for best collection.

Congratulations to Kaaron Warren. Walking the Tree has been shortlisted for the Ditmar award for best novel.

March 2011

Sales

Canadian rights to Tasneem Jamal’s Where the Air Is Sweet have sold to HarperCollins Canada.

Canadian rights to Ben Woods’s The Bellwether Revivals have sold to McClelland & Stewart, on behalf of Greene & Heaton.

US rights to Guy Vanderhaeghe’s A Good Man have sold to Grove/Atlantic.

Japanese rights to Dr. Piers Steel’s The Procrastination Equation have sold to Hankyu Communications.

Australian and New Zealand rights to Dianne Warren’s Cool Water have sold to Allen & Unwin.

Awards

Congratulations to Sharon Ashwood. Unchained is a finalist for the 2011 RITA for Paranormal Romance.

Congratulations to Winnie Mack. After All, You’re Callie Boone has been nominated for the Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice 2011 Diamond Willow Award.

Congratulations to Marsha Skrypuch. Stolen Child has been nominated for the Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice 2011 Diamond Willow Award.

Congratulations to Karen Lord. Redemption in Indigo has been longlisted in the fiction category for the 2011 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

Congratulations to Winnie Mack. After All, You’re Callie Boone has been selected as one of the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) 2010 Best Bets for Children.

Congratulations to Marsha Skrypuch. Stolen Child has been selected as one of the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) 2010 Best Bets for Children 2010.

February 2011

Sales

Film rights to four stories in Neil Smith’s Bang Crunch have been optioned to Les Productions Des Derniers Jours.

Indian rights to Ameen Merchant’s Tongue have sold to HarperCollins India.

Complex Chinese right to Rebecca Eckler’s The Lucky Sperm Club have sold to Pushing Hanz.

Complex Chinese rights to Rebecca Eckler’s How to Raise a Boyfriend have sold to Eurasian Press.

Simplified Chinese rights to Rebecca Eckler’s How to Raise a Boyfriend have sold to China Citic.

Canadian rights to Will Wiles’s Care of Wooden Floors have sold to Doubleday Canada, on behalf of Greene & Heaton.

World rights to Carrie Mac’s The Opposite of Tidy have sold to Penguin Canada.

Turkish rights to Richard B. Wright’s October and Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard have sold to Pegasus.

French rights to Dianne Warren’s Cool Water have sold to Presses de la Cité.

Awards

Congratulations to Steven Hayward. Don’t Be Afraid is on the Maclean’s bestseller list for a second week.

Congratulations to Dianne Warren. Cool Water is a finalist for the 35th annual Amazon.ca First Novel Award.

Congratulations to Richard B. Wright. Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard has been shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Canada and Caribbean Best Book.

Congratulations to Carole Enahoro. Doing Dangerously Well has been shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Canada and Caribbean Best First Book.

January 2011

Sales

Audio rights to Dr. Piers Steel’s The Procrastination Equation have sold to HarperAudio

Audio rights to A. Lee Martinez’s Chasing the Moon, Divine Misfortune,
Monster, Too Many Curses, and The Automatic Detective have sold to Audible.

Spanish rights to Kate Taylor’s Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen have sold to Siruela.

Canadian English and North American French rights to Marsha Skrypuch’s Making Bombs for Hitler have sold to Scholastic Canada.

Canadian rights to Nancy Richler’s The Imposter Bride have sold to HarperCollins.

North American rights and French Canadian rights to Andrew Podnieks’s Sid vs. Ovi have sold to McClelland & Stewart.

Canadian rights to Rob Carrick’s Generation $ and an untitled second book have sold to Doubleday Canada.

US rights to Dianne Warren’s Cool Water and an untitled second book have sold to Amy Einhorn Books/Penguin at auction.

Awards

Congratulations to Hiromi Goto. Half World has won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award.