It’s with tremendous pride that we announce that STARRY STARRY NIGHT by award-winning author Shani Mootoo has sold to Jay and Hazel Millar at Book*hug Press for Spring 2025 publication, by Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Agency (North American English)!

STARRY STARRY NIGHT is a stark, tender portrait of a childhood ruptured, voiced from the perspective of the author’s younger self growing up in Trinidad.

Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland, grew up in Trinidad, and lives in Canada. She holds an MA in English from the University of Guelph, writes fiction and poetry, and is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited locally and internationally. Mootoo’s critically acclaimed novels include Polar Vortex, Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, Valmiki’s Daughter, He Drown She in the Sea, and Cereus Blooms at Night. She is a recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award, a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and the James Duggins Mid-Career Novelist Award from the Lambda Literary Awards. Her work has been long- and shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the International DUBLIN Literary Award, and the Booker Prize. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

Congratulations Shani!