Transatlantic congratulates Emily Schultz whose novel THE BLONDES (Doubleday Canada) is on the shortlist for The 2013 Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.

“Alone in New York, Hazel Hayes is desperately trying to get her life together. Her thesis isn’t going well, she’s running low on cash, and she’s just discovered she’s pregnant after an affair with her married tutor. To complicate matters even further, random acts of violence and savagery are breaking out everywhere, acts perpetrated exclusively by light-haired women, and no one can explain why—or knows how to stop it. At once a gripping page-turner and a wryly satirical takedown of the omnipresent apocalypse-meme, The Blondes is a perceptive look at a world where certain women are to be feared and controlled—with brutality, if necessary—and where beauty is not only skin deep, but can kill you.” – The Sunburst Award jury

World Rights Available Ex:
Canada English, Doubleday
Canada French, Editions Alto
US, Thomas Dunne Books, Spring 2014

Represented by Shaun Bradley.

The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a juried award to recognize stellar writing in two categories: adult and young adult. The awards are presented annually to Canadian writers with a speculative fiction novel or book-length collection of speculative fiction published any time during the previous calendar year.

More information about The Sunburst Award can be found here: 2013 Shortlists