We are so thrilled to share that Canadian English rights to Benjamin Hertwig’s debut novel JUICEBOXERS has been acquired by Kelsey Attard at Freehand Books, for publication Fall 2024, by Samantha Haywood and Marilyn Biderman at Transatlantic Literary Agency!

JUICEBOXERS is drawn from the author’s experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan, which tenderly traces the story of a young man’s journey from basic training to Kandahar to the oil fields of Alberta, from 9/11 to Trump’s election, braiding together questions of masculinity and militarism, friendship and violence, and the propagation of white supremacist ideology.

Benjamin Hertwig is a writer and artist whose work has appeared in places like the New York Times, The Globe & Mail, and the Walrus, among others. His debut poetry collection was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and received the Poetry Prize at the Alberta Book Awards. He is the recipient of a National Magazine Award in Personal Journalism and has taught writing workshops for veterans, inmates, and students across Canada. He currently lives in Edmonton, Treaty Six, with his partner and a very large rescue dog.

Congratulations Benjamin!