Adam Shoalts’ debut non-fiction book, Alone Against the North, has been a Globe and Mail bestseller for over 10 weeks.
National Magazine Award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson is writing his third book, The Unforgiving Minute, an exploration of the science of human endurance. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins USA, acquired world rights. Hutchinson`s previous book, Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights, examined the science underlying common fitness questions. It was also published by HarperCollins in the United States.
Tantor Media has acquired audio rights to Dr. Natasha Turner’s fourth book, The Hormone Boost. Gabra Zackman will narrate.
Readers continue to flock to Sam Kean’s lively and critically-acclaimed book about the human brain, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons. The book, a nominee for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, is now in its 8th printing.
New Horizon Media in Chennai, India has acquired Tamil-language rights to Wheat Belly, the #1 New York Times bestselling book by Dr. William Davis. This brings the number of English and translation deals for Wheat Belly to over 30. Simplified Chinese rights were recently sold to Huazhang.
Italian publisher Newton Compton has acquired Italian-language rights to Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue’s groundbreaking book about Vitamin K2, Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life. This is the fifth foreign language license for this book, which has also been acquired in Germany (Kopp-Verlag), Korea (MD World), Poland (Idea Contact), and Brazil (Koscky-Laszlo).
The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier has been shortlisted for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. This is the latest in a series of honours for the book that Naomi Klein called “courageous” and “revelatory”. The Right to Be Cold was also a finalist for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
The Darkest Dark, the bestselling picture book by astronaut Chris Hadfield, illustrated by the award-winning duo the Fan Brothers, has received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. The review notes, “The idea that a famous astronaut was once afraid of the dark may win some recalcitrant bed-goers’ hearts, and readers with dreams of space travel will jump at this.”