We are thrilled to announce that in her first Canadian acquisition as Publisher for McClelland & Stewart, Stephanie Sinclair with editor Jenny Bradshaw, has acquired bestselling author and former marquee Globe and Mail columnist, Elizabeth Renzetti’s narrative nonfiction critique/expose, WHAT SHE SAID: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT EQUALITY, exploring the state of women in Canada. 

With her warm humour and sharp social commentary, Renzetti volleys the hits directed at women today including: the increasingly hostile world of threats that deter young women from seeking a role in public life; the rise of the toxic manosphere; the use of non-disclosure agreements to silence victims of sexual harassment and assault; the inadequacy of access to health care and reproductive justice, especially as experienced by Indigenous and racialized women; the ways in which future technologies must be made more inclusive; the inability of Canadian society to tackle the epidemic of intimate partner violence; the disparity in pay, wealth and savings; and last but possibly the biggest: the imbalanced burden of care, from emotional labour to child care.

Elizabeth Renzetti is a bestselling Canadian-British author and journalist. Her latest book,

SHREWED, a collection of essays about contemporary feminism, was a national bestseller. Her

debut novel, BASED ON A TRUE STORY, was also a bestseller and was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. 

Deal arranged by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency (Fall 2024) world rights.