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Press release: S&S Canada to publish The Boy on the Beach by Tima Kurdi

Canadian rights to Tima Kurdi’s memoir The Boy on the Beach: A Syrian Family’s Story of Love, Loss, and Hope, sold to Nita Pronovost and Brendan May at Simon & Schuster Canada.

Read more about the upcoming title!

Best Books of 2016

Congratulations Deborah CampbellA DISAPPEARANCE IN DAMASCUSJay HoskingTHREE YEARS WITH THE RAT Kevin Patterson NEWS FROM THE RED DESERT – and Kerry Lee Powell WILLEM DE KOONING’S PAINTBRUSH -on making the NP99 list for 2016.

Congratulations Kerry Lee Powell, WILLEM DE KOONING’S PAINTBRUSH – Amy Jones WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER – Andrew Sullivan, WASTE – and Amy Stuart, STILL MINE on making the Globe and Mails‘ 100 best books of the Year!

A Disappearance in Damascus longlisted for The British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction

Great award news for Deborah Campbell and Knopf Canada!

A Disappearance in Damascus by Deborah Campbell has been longlisted for The British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction!

The British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction was launched in 2005 to honour Canada’s finest writers of non-fiction and to celebrate a genre that stimulates our national conversation and shares knowledge about the complex world in which we live. The shortlist will be announced on December 1st. The winner will receive $40,000while the remaining finalists will each receive $5,000.

A Disappearance in Damascus

Knopf Canada

Editor: Louise Dennys

Deborah Campbell wins Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust non-fiction prize

Congratulations to Deborah Campbell! A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War took home the prestigious Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust prize for non-fiction.


Kerry Lee Powell is a GG Award Finalist!

Congratulations are in order for Kerry Lee Powell whose Willem De Kooning’s Paintbrush is a finalist for the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction. The winner will be announced on October 25. You can go to the official announcement page here.

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