Transatlantic is pleased to share that English rights in Canada to Alison Acheson’s novel BLUE HOURS have been acquired by Kelsey Attard at Freehand Books for publication in the spring of 2025!

BLUE HOURS is the story of Keith, a “house-band” – that is, house-husband – and daddy blogger, whose life is upended by the death of his wife and the revelations that loss brings. Naomi Lewis will edit. 

Amy Tompkins at Transatlantic Agency handled the sale.

Alison Acheson is the author of Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days with ALS (Brindle & Glass), which was praised by the Toronto Star as “An achingly painful memoir . . . told with honesty and grace” and the short story collection Learning to Live Indoors (Porcupine’s Quill), which was praised by the Globe & Mail for its “arresting and crystalline clarity.” She has also published nine books for young readers, including the Canadian Library Association’s Young Adult Book of the Year finalist, Mud Girl. She lives and writes in Vancouver.

Congratulations Alison!