Foreign Rights

Finalist – Prix des Irrésistibles 2022


Jocelyne Saucier’s novel À train perdu is in the running for the 14th edition of the Prix des Irrésistibles des Bibliothèques de Montréal 2022.

The Club des Irrésistibles is made up of hundreds of readers who want to share their literary discoveries. Members share their favorites by making suggestions that are collected and made available on the Bibliothèques de Montréal website.

Finalist – Prix littéraire des collégiens 2022


Éditions XYZ is proud to announce that Valide by Chris Bergeron is one of the 5 finalists for the Prix littéraire des collégiens 2022.

This nomination is in addition to the great critical reception of this autobiographical science fiction novel, which never ceases to amaze by its quality and originality. It will be published in France in January 2022 by Philippe Rey and in English by House of Anansi (2023).

The Prix littéraire des collégiens is a prize awarded each year by a jury of students from various colleges and CEGEPs in Quebec to promote Quebec literature among young people of their generation. Congratulations to Chris Bergeron and good luck to all the finalists!

Authors Metropolis Bleu Wants to See Shine Abroad


Metropolis Bleu Literary Festival offers a showcase of 30 quality Quebec and Canadian authors likely to attract the attention of foreign publishers and translators.

Jean Désy, award-winning author of several novels, short stories, essays and narratives, was chosen among the best authors likely to attract the attention of a foreign readership. This selection was established on the recommendations of ten observers recruited from across the country, including journalists, literary critics, and professors.

By Jean Désy

Finalists – Grand Prix de la Culture des Laurentides


Éditions XYZ is proud to announce that two of our authors are finalists for the Grand prix de la culture des Laurentides !

  • Ugo Monticone, author of Tracés de voyage, is finalist in the category « Artist of the Year in the Laurentians », awarded by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
  • Gabrielle Filteau-Chiba, author of Encabanée, Sauvagines & Bivouac, is finalist in the category « Excellence », awarded in partnership with Télé-Québec

Mention of Excellence for À TRAIN PERDU


À train perdu by Jocelyne Saucier received a mention of excellence from the Société des écrivains francophones d’Amérique during the 2021 awards ceremony.

« This story is an adventure novel. As she travels by train through northern Ontario, the protagonist has happy encounters, meets extraordinary people and even finds love. But everyone is unaware of the root cause of this journey, which takes her further and further away from her home where she had everything to be happy. Could it be that the full satisfaction of material needs is not enough for the fulfillment of the heart? A quest for happiness against the backdrop of a road movie: this is what will appeal to readers and, who knows, perhaps make them blossom. »—Jury

Rights sold: German (Insel Verlag), English (Coach House Books), Spanish (Minúscula),
Norwegian (Cappelen Damm), Turkish (Yeni Insan)

Finalist – Prix du roman Cezam 2022


L’intrusive by Claudine Dumont, published in Europe by Le Mot et le reste in French, is part of the Cezam Novel Award 2022 selection, offering participating companies a book club selection of 10 recent, original and eclectic novels published by independent publishers. The winning novel will be chosen by vote in June 2022.

Rights sold: French excl. N. America (Le Mot et le reste)

Finalist – Prix Hors Concours 2021


Encabanée by Gabrielle Filteau-Chiba, published in Europe by Le Mot et le reste, is a finalist for the Prix Hors Concours 2021 !

Created in 2016 and awarded by the Académie Hors Concours in France the Prix Hors Concours rewards each year an author of contemporary French-language creative literature, published by an independent publisher. Gabrielle Filteau-Chiba is one of the five authors chosen by 400 readers from all fields: book professionals, readers from the French Institute, French teachers, and reading circle leaders. The winner will be announced during the award ceremony on November 29, 2021.

Rights sold: French excl. N. America (Le Mot et le reste), French pocket edition excl. N. America (Folio),
German (dtv), World Spanish (Minúscula), Spanish for Chile & Argentina (Edicola), Italian (Lindau)

NEW Fall 2021 Rights Catalogue


The excitement is real! Our new Fall 2021 Rights Catalogue is here. Check it out and discover the unique and captivating voices of our authors this season.

As part of a virtual 2021 Fall fair, I will be hosting meetings with international publishers from October 12 to 29. There are still some time slots available and I invite you to contact me directly if you wish to make an appointment. I am looking forward to seeing you and sharing all these new books with you.

Geneviève Lagacé, Rights Manager
Contact me HERE


VALIDE in the running for a First Novel Award


Congratulations to Chris Bergeron whose first novel Valide has been chosen by the 2021-2022 selection committee of the Rendez-vous du premier roman! Valide is one of the eight Quebec and French-Canadian titles being read by the book clubs dedicated to first French-language novels that are in the running for the Prix des Rendez-vous du premier roman.

The winner will be invited to the Festival du premier roman de Chambéry in France and several of the Quebec contenders will have the opportunity to meet their readers in various book clubs. The Quebec winner will also receive a $1,000 cash prize to accompany the award.


FILBO Digital 2021


XYZ will participate to Bogotá International Book Fair from August 17 to 20. Register HERE to contact us through the virtual business matchmaking application or simply send me an email HERE to schedule a virtual meeting.

The Colombian Book Chamber, ProColombia and Corferias, are organizing a Virtual Business Matchmaking during FILBO for interested Colombian and international publishers. The event aims to foster relations between different stakeholders in the publishing sector and offers opportunities to establish commercial ties through pre-scheduled virtual business meetings.


XYZ participará en la rueda virtual de negocios organizada por la Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá del 17 al 20 de agosto. Regístrese AQUÍ para ponerse en contacto con nosotros a través de la aplicación de negocios o simplemente mándeme un correo electrónico AQUÍ para agendar una reunión virtual.

La Cámara Colombiana del Libro, ProColombia y Corferias, están organizando una rueda virtual de negocios durante la FILBO para editores colombianos e internacionales interesados. El evento tiene como objetivo fomentar las relaciones entre los diferentes actores del sector editorial y ofrece oportunidades para establecer vínculos comerciales a través de reuniones de negocios virtuales previamente programadas.