Edmonton Journal books columnist and blogger Michael Hingston’s The Dilettantes, pitched as Lucky Jim and Mean Boy meet High Fidelity, about a group of university students who band together to save their student newspaper from the encroachment of a big conglomerate with humorous results and, in the process, learn about themselves and what the world beyond their campus has to offer, to JoAnn McCaig at Freehand Books, for publication in Fall 2013, by Meghan Macdonald.