Coming Soon: The Nectar of Pain

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najwa  nectar of painWe’re VERY excited to share that Najwa Zebian‘s second collection of poetry, The Nectar of Pain, will be available October 2, 2018! And we’re not the only one’s who are excited – it’s in Indigo’s Most Anticipated Books section and CBC Book’s list of 15 Canadian Collections of Poetry to Watch out for this Fall.

In her new book, Zebian – a Lebanese-Canadian poet and speaker, and the author of Mind Platter – explores her journey of turning pain into nectar.

Wagamese’s Final Novel ‘Uplifting’

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9780771070846Richard Wagamese’s novel, Starlight, received a moving and thoughtful review in the Toronto StarHis body of work is praised for having, “a rare open-heartedness that never wanes into sentimentality and a generosity of spirit that is unafraid to confront the worst humanity has to offer.” The review says of Wagamese’s final work, “The prose is both musical and hard-edged, bending to match the rhythms of life… A captivating and ultimately uplifting read, and the last we’ll enjoy from one of our best writers.”

Chariandy is Toronto Book Award Finalist

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chariandy brotherDavid Chariandy’s long-awaited second novel Brother has been shortlisted for the 2018 Toronto Book Awards. BROTHER, winner of the 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the 2018 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, explores questions of masculinity, family, race, and identity as they are played out in a Scarborough housing complex during the sweltering heat and simmering violence of the summer of 1991.

This is the 44th year of the Toronto Book Awards.

WCA Welcomes Author Charis Cotter to the Agency

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Charis Cotter Profile PicGhost Road CoverWCA is delighted to announce that award-winning and acclaimed middle-grade author Charis Cotter has joined the agency, to be represented by Hilary McMahon. Forthcoming from Charis this fall is The Ghost Road, published by Tundra Books. The striking art has just been chosen to grace the cover of Booklist’s SF/Fantasy & Horror spotlight issue, and the novel received an advance starred review from Kirkus, where it was proclaimed “a complex and engrossing story.”

Canada FBM2020: WCA Represented in Germany

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We’re very proud of WCA’s Carolyn Forde, one of the only two Canadian agents to participate in a 25-member delegation that met with publishers in Munich and Berlin as part of a trade mission planned in advance of the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair. Now we’re working hard to help our authors’ books travel too! To learn more about the trip, click here.

Tiny Hero is Red Cedar Book Award Nominee

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tiny hero baileyCongratulations to Linda Bailey! Her book, The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library, has been nominated for a Red Cedar Book Award for 2018-2019.

Every year, thousands of children between grades 4 and 7 are invited to read books from the nominated lists of non-fiction and fiction titles and vote for their favourite.

Bailey’s protagonist Eddie, a passionate reader who just happens to be a shiny green bug, saves the school library in this funny, heartwarming tale that fans of Flora & Ulysses and Charlotte’s Web will love.