We’re delighted to announce that Goose Lane Publisher Susanne Alexander and Non-fiction Acquisitions Editor Matthew Halliday have acquired English-language rights in Canada to Opium Eater: On Pain, Pleasure, and What We Crave by Carlyn Zwarenstein. Freelance journalist Carlyn Zwarenstein combines a lyrical memoir about her experience of chronic pain with compassionate and thought-provoking journalism; a colourful history of the laudanum-quaffing, 19th century Romantics; and an examination of the science of addiction, the shifting ground of public policy, and the fraught concept of dependence.  Publication is scheduled for 2021. Represented by Marilyn Biderman.