Award-winning poet and author Nina Berkhout’s BY THE RIVER OF MANY ROSES has sold to Bethany Gibson at Goose Lane Editions, for publication Fall 2024, by Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Literary Agency (world English and French Canada). 

BY THE RIVER OF MANY ROSES is a beautifully taut, poetic and resounding work of historical fiction which follows the last residents of a drought-ridden farming community in the Canadian Prairies at the tail end of the Great Depression and on the brink of the Second World War.

Nina Berkhout is the author of THE MOSAIC, which was nominated for the White Pine Award and the Ottawa Book Awards and named an Indigo Best Teen Book, and THE GALLERY OF LOST SPECIES, an Indigo and Kobo Best Book and a Harper’s Bazaar Hottest Breakout Novel. Berkhout is also the author of five poetry collections, including ELSEWORLDS, which won the Archibald Lampman Award. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, she now lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Congratulations Nina!