Susan Rich at Little, Brown Children’s has bought ENCOUNTER by Brittany Luby (Anishinaabe) with art by Michaela Goade (Tlingit.) Based on notes kept by French explorer Jacques Cartier, Encounter imagines a first meeting between a French sailor and a Stadaconan fisher as they observe their differences, while the natural world around them offers evidence of their commonality. Publication is planned for Fall 2019; Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists represented the author in the deal for World rights excluding Canada, and Kirsten Hall at Catbird Agency represented the illustrator. Canadian rights acquired by Tara Walker at Tundra Books.
Award winning author of Falling, Anne Simpson’s new novel, SPEECHLESS, about a young journalist working in Nigeria who has a fatwa issued against her after she writes a newspaper article about a teenage girl charged with adultery, to Kelsey Attard at Freehand Books, for publication in Spring 2020, by Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists (World).
Karma Brown‘s RECIPE FOR A PERFECT WIFE, told in dual narratives in which a woman finds a cookbook buried in an old box in the basement of her new home and becomes captivated with the cookbook’s previous owner, a 1950s housewife; dissatisfied with her own life and losing her grip on reality one retro recipe at a time, she will decide how far she’s willing to go to get the life she wants, to Maya Ziv at Dutton, by Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative Artists (US).