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Dear colleagues,

Welcome to our foreign rights page. The titles presented below are all available for foreign languages editions. If you are interested in considering any of our books for translation, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can also download our latest Rights Catalogues.

Kind regards,

Sandra Felteau, Rights Manager

À train perdu

Jocelyne Saucier

After And The Birds Rained Down, a stunning meditation on aging and freedom, Jocelyne Saucier is back with her unique outlook on self-determination in this unsettling story about a woman’s disappearance.

Gladys is born aboard a train as it winds its way through northern Ontario’s most remote regions. On these same rails, she spends rapturous years in the company of her siblings and the other children she meets at each stop. On these rails, she finds love. 

“Once you’ve known happiness, it’s impossible to believe you’ll never know it again.”

But what prompted this ardent optimist, now in the winter of her life, to jump from train to train and evade all attempts to bring her home? The question haunts her friends, as well as a railroad activist who will not be deterred. Someone, somewhere, must know what drove Gladys to leave Swastika far behind.

Rights sold in English (Coach House Books), German (Insel Verlag), Norwegian (Cappelen Damm), Spanish, Castilian (Editorial Minúscula)
Rights sold in English (Coach House Books), German (Insel Verlag), Norwegian (Cappelen Damm), Spanish, Castilian (Editorial Minúscula)

Il pleuvait des oiseaux

Jocelyne Saucier

July 29, 1916. In the woods of Northern Ontario, the flames are rising. Many decades later, a photographer takes interest in the survivors of those Great Fires. She will come to know some of them, venerable old hermits living deep in the woods, still prizing their freedom.

Rights sold in Albanian (Shkupi Publishing House), Arabic (Sefsafa), Dutch, Flemish (Meridiaan), English (Coach House Books), French (Éditions Denoël), German (Insel Verlag), Italian (Gremese), Norwegian (Cappelen Damm), Polish (Sonia Draga), Serbian (Dereta), Spanish, Castilian (Editorial Minúscula), Swedish (Tranan Publishing House), Turkish (New Human Publisher), Ukrainian (Anetta Antonenko Publishers)
Rights sold in Albanian (Shkupi Publishing House), Arabic (Sefsafa), Dutch, Flemish (Meridiaan), English (Coach House Books), French (Éditions Denoël), German (Insel Verlag), Italian (Gremese), Norwegian (Cappelen Damm), Polish (Sonia Draga), Serbian (Dereta), Spanish, Castilian (Editorial Minúscula), Swedish (Tranan Publishing House), Turkish (New Human Publisher), Ukrainian (Anetta Antonenko Publishers)

Sauvagines

Gabrielle Filteau-Chiba

While the author’s first novel (Encabanée) questioned the frenetic pace of urban lifestyles, this time the lens is turned to excessive hunting practices that serve the market for fast-fashion. Anouk, the narrator of Encabanée, returns as a secondary character as a love story gradually develops between her and Raphaëlle. The author’s imagery and poetic voice furthers the dramatic intrigue and keeps readers on tenterhooks.

World rights in all languages are currently managed by Editions Stock. For inquiries please contact 

  • Maÿlis Vauterin, Rights Director ([email protected])
    For Brazilian, German, Greek, Portuguese, Russian, South American, Spanish, UK and US inquiries
  • Thomas Guillaume, Rights Manager ([email protected])
    For Asian, Dutch, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, North African, Scandinavian and Turkish inquiries
Rights sold in French (Éditions Stock), Italian (Edizioni Lindau)
Rights sold in French (Éditions Stock), Italian (Edizioni Lindau)

Simone Simoneau

Valérie Plante

Simone Simoneau, Sissi to friends, wants to do more. Citizen engagement, social justice, environmental issues, women’s rights: if we want things to change, shouldn’t we be willing to jump into the fray?

Simone Simoneau combines the real-life experiences of Valérie Plante, mayor of Montreal, with the talents of Delphie Côté-Lacroix, award-winning illustrator. This playful, personal interpretation of Simone’s foray into politics tells the story of one woman who decides to follow her instincts in spite of the political machinery working against her.

Beautifully illustrated and visually stunning, the book serves as an introduction of sorts to political activism—and more broadly citizen engagement—accessible to a wide readership interested in public affairs.

Rights sold in English (Drawn & Quarterly)
Rights sold in English (Drawn & Quarterly)

Diane demande un recomptage

Marie-Renée Lavoie

After Autopsy of a Boring Wife, Diane is back in this follow-up novel chronicling her adventures in the dating world as she embarks on a new career. Her marriage may be over, but she has more than enough love to go around and gives it away generously.

“Lavoie continues to bring her brand of intelligent pop fiction to life using clever and accessible language that steers clear of clichés. A feel good book? Absolutely. Where other novels rankle for their always-happily-ever-after formula, the author of Autopsy of a Boring Wife reminds readers that friendship, generosity and a good bottle of wine can do wonders to ease life’s misfortunes.”—Le Devoir

Rights sold in English (House of Anansi), German (Eichborn Verlag)
Rights sold in English (House of Anansi), German (Eichborn Verlag)

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