Friday, August 27, 2010

Life, Above All at TIFF

Author Allan Stratton is having a very exciting (and busy!) year. The movie Life, Above All, which is based on his novel Chanda's Secrets, made its debut at the Cannes International Film Festival and has been receiving accolades ever since. The film also secured North American distribution with Sony Pictures Classics, and will be screened at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

In other news, the Toronto Public Library has announced that Allan will be their writer-in-residence this fall! If you're in Toronto, you can come and meet him at an event on October 2nd. Or read a short interview with him at TeenRC. (Here's a full chat transcript!) Young adult writers (both writers who are young adults, or who write about young adults) can also submit short excerpts of their work for a chance to meet with Allan for a manuscript evaluation and discussion. The deadline is October 16th: click here for full details.

And now for some Annick Press trivia: Chanda's Secrets is one of the first books we converted to ebook format. It's available from the Kobo and Chapters Indigo online bookstores, and will soon be available in more places... so stay tuned!

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