The Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction was awarded to Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan (Harper Canada).
Following the Giller Prize shortlist earlier in the week, finalists were announced for Canada Governor General’s Awards. Rachel Cusk‘s Outline is now a contender for both awards. Joining her on the Governor General’s nominees for English-language fiction are:
How You Were Born, Kate Cayley (Pedlar Press)
The Evening Chorus, Helen Humphreys (Harper Canada)
The Winter Family, Clifford Jackman (Random House Canada)
Daddy Lenin and Other Stories, Guy Vanderhaeghe (McClelland & Stewart)
Kathrin Scheel has started a new foreign rights agency based in Hamburg, Germany, This Book Travels. Previously she sold foreign rights for the publishing house Schoffling & Co. This Book Travels is working in collaboration with the literary agency Kossack to sell foreign rights on behalf of a number of German publishers, including Hoffmann & Camp.
The late Henning Mankell‘s Swedish publisher (and publishing partner) Dan Israel at Leopard promises that, “It is out of the question that there would be other books featuring Wallander” or other Mankell characters written by others. “Nothing can be approved without my agreement,” Israel said, though he has not seen Mankell’s will yet.