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Kerri Lee Powell named finalist for Roger’s Writers Trust Fiction Prize

Kerri Lee Powell was revealed as a finalist for the Roger’s Writers Trust Fiction Prize this morning for her short story collection,  Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush.  Here’s a link to the official announcement!

Congrats to Sam Wiebe – Vancouver Public Library’s new writer in residence!

“…the definitive Vancouver crime novel.” – Owen Laukkanen author of The Professionals

“…a great guide into the dark soul of Vancouver.” – John McFetridge author of Tumblin’ Dice and Dirty Sweet

“…a book that does for the missing women of the Downtown Eastside (Vancouver) what Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath did for migrant workers.” – Peggy Blair, author of The Beggar’s Opera

We are happy to hear that Sam Wiebe will be Vancouver’s new public library writer in residence and agree that there’s no one more suited for the role. He knows the city, the people, and the writing craft. Congratulations Sam!

Link to VPL’s Official Announcement 

 

New Deal

Former vice president of research, development and planning at GM, and current advisor to Google Self-Driving Cars, Larry Burns’ untitled inside look at the current arms race among the auto industry and silicon valley to build and perfect the driverless car—an innovation that will likely be the most disruptive change to our way of life since the advent of the smart phone, written with Christopher Shulgan, to Denise Oswald at Ecco, in an exclusive submission, by Chris Bucci at The McDermid Agency (world). 

New Deal: HIGHWAY OF TEARS: THE MISSING, THE MURDERED, THE MYSTERY

Jessica McDiarmid’s HIGHWAY OF TEARS: THE MISSING, THE MURDERED, THE MYSTERY, tells the stories of the Indigenous girls and women who vanished from BC’s infamous highway 16, by an investigative journalist who grew up on the Highway of Tears during the height of the disappearances, to Martha Kanya Forstner at Doubleday Canada, by Chris Bucci at The McDermid Agency.

Foreign Deals

Multiple foreign deals:

  • French and Brazilian rights to Dan Rubenstein’s Born to Walk to Quebec Amerique and Martins Fontes on behalf of The Cooke Agency International in association with the McDermid Agency.
  • Australian rights to Kirstine Stewart’s Our Turn to Black Inc., Australia on behalf of The Cooke Agency International in association with the McDermid Agency.
  • French rights to Nino Ricci’s Sleep to Lemeac, Quebec on behalf of The Cooke Agency International in association with the McDermid Agency.
  • Polish and Japanese rights to Marta Zaraska’s Meathooked to Czarna Owca, Poland and Intershift, Japan on behalf of The Cooke Agency International in association with the McDermid Agency
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