Transatlantic is proud to share that Iain Reid’s Internationally Bestselling novel, WE SPREAD is a finalist for a 2023 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award, in the Best Suspense category!

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award is meant to honor the Best Books of the previous calendar year. The 2023 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards honor the Best Books of 2022.

Winners in each category will be announced at the 2023 Killer Nashville Awards Dinner on Saturday, August 19, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. Finalists are heavily encouraged to attend to meet with agents, editors, publishers, PR representatives, and fellow writers, along with being recognized at the Awards event.

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About the book:

Penny, an artist, has lived in the same apartment for decades, surrounded by the artifacts and keepsakes of her long life. She is resigned to the mundane rituals of old age, until things start to slip. Before her longtime partner passed away years earlier, provisions were made for a room in a unique long-term care residence, where Penny finds herself after one too many “incidents.”

Initially, surrounded by peers, conversing, eating, sleeping, looking out at the beautiful woods that surround the house, all is well. She even begins to paint again. But as the days start to blur together, Penny—with a growing sense of unrest and distrust—starts to lose her grip on the passage of time and on her place in the world. Is she succumbing to the subtly destructive effects of aging or is she an unknowing participant in something more unsettling?

At once compassionate and uncanny, told in spare, hypnotic prose, Iain Reid’s novel explores questions of conformity, art, productivity, relationships, and what, ultimately, it means to grow old.

Iain Reid is the author of four previous books, including his New York Times bestselling debut novel I’m Thinking of Ending Things, which has been translated into more than twenty languages. Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman wrote and directed the film adaptation for Netflix. His second novel, Foe, is being adapted for film, starring Saoirse Ronan, with Reid cowriting the screenplay. Reid lives in Ontario, Canada.  

Iain is represented by Samantha Haywood.